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Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa : Causes and Policy Implications

Volume/Issue: 2016/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Niko Hobdari , and Ali Uppal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475563115

Keywords: South Africa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland

This paper analyzes food inflation trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from 2000 to 2016 using two novel datasets of disaggregated CPI baskets. Average food inflation is higher, more volatile, and similarly persiste...

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?1

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?1 »

Source: A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?

Volume/Issue: 2019/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amine Hammadi , Marshall Mills , Nelson Sobrinho , Vimal Thakoor , and Ricardo Velloso

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484354872

Keywords: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) tend to lag those in most other regions in terms of governance and perceptions of corruption. Weak governance undermines economic performance through various channels, includin...

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2017/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francisco Arizala , Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Charalambos Tsangarides , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484314166

Keywords: Africa, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros

This paper examines the growth performance of sub-Saharan African countries since 1960 through the lens of growth turning points (accelerations and decelerations) and periods of sustained growth (growth spells). Gr...

IMF Completes the Eighth and Final Review Under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Seychelles

IMF Completes the Eighth and Final Review Under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : Staff Report for the Eight Review Under the Extended Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2014/25

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2014

ISBN: 9781484399743

Keywords: Seychelles, central bank, public debt, external debt, debt reduction, balance of payments

On December 19, 2013, the Executive Board of the IMF completed the eighth and final review under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Seychelles. The completion of the review enables a disbursement of SDR 3.3 milli...

Lessons for Effective  Fiscal Decentralization in  Sub-Saharan Africa

Lessons for Effective Fiscal Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2018/10

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Niko Hobdari , Vina Nguyen , Salvatore Dell'Erba , and Edgardo Ruggiero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484358269.087

ISBN: 9781484358269

Keywords: Kenya, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius

Fiscal decentralization is becoming a pressing issue in a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa, reflecting demands for a greater local voice in spending decisions and efforts to strengthen social cohesion. Aga...

Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2018/9

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Karim Barhoumi , Ha Vu , Shirin Nikaein Towfighian , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484360019.087

ISBN: 9781484360019

Keywords: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti

There is significant room to improve public investment efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa. Investment in sub-Saharan African countries is lagging vis-à-vis peers such as emerging and developing Asia as well as Latin...

IMF Executive Board Approves Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles

IMF Executive Board Approves Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : Request for a Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument and Ex-Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement-Press Release; Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/401

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484335116

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

Seychelles has made substantial progress toward external viability and fiscal sustainability since the 2008 crisis under three successive Fund arrangements. The public debt to GDP ratio has been reduced by almost t...

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : First Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets - Press Release; Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2018/196

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484363898

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Seychelles' First Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) and Request for Modification of Targets. All quantitative targets for end-December 2017, the program's first review test...

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Seychelles, and Approves US$4.4 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Seychelles, and Approves US$4.4 Million Disbursement »

Source: Seychelles : Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2017/51

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475579079

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Seychelles' Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria. All performance criteria as of December 31,...

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : Second Review Under the policy coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/4

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484393055

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

Economic developments since the completion of the first review under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) in June 2018 have been broadly in line with expectations. The program is largely on track. Staff receive...