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Exchange Rate Liberalization in Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries Successes, Failures, and Lessons

Exchange Rate Liberalization in Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries Successes, Failures, and Lessons »

Source: Exchange Rate Liberalization in Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries Successes, Failures, and Lessons

Volume/Issue: 2013/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nils Mæhle , Haimanot Teferra , and Armine Khachatryan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2013

ISBN: 9781557756695

Keywords: reforms, growth, exchange rate, foreign exchange, exchange rate regime, real effective exchange rate, effective exchange rate, General, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Economic Growth of Open Economies

Many sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries liberalized their economies in the 1980s and early 1990s. This paper reviews the foreign exchange regime reforms in selected SSA, and their associated macroeconomic policies...

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...

IMF Executive Board Approves US$112.3 Million under the ECF Arrangement for Malawi

IMF Executive Board Approves US$112.3 Million under the ECF Arrangement for Malawi »

Source: Malawi : 2018 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility

Volume/Issue: 2018/115

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484354445

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Economic growth, Debt sustainability, Infrastructure, Governance, Financial intermediation, Extended Credit Facility, Extended arrangement requests, Economic indicators, Letters of Intent

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economy of Malawi recently rebounded from two years of drought. Growth picked up from 2.3 percent in 2016 to an estimated 4.0 percent in 2017 owing to a recover...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Malawi

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Malawi »

Source: Malawi : 2018 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility

Volume/Issue: 2018/115

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484354445

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Economic growth, Debt sustainability, Infrastructure, Governance, Financial intermediation, Extended Credit Facility, Extended arrangement requests, Economic indicators, Letters of Intent

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economy of Malawi recently rebounded from two years of drought. Growth picked up from 2.3 percent in 2016 to an estimated 4.0 percent in 2017 owing to a recover...

Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Exploring Different Channels

Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa : Exploring Different Channels »

Volume/Issue: 2018/1

Series: Spillover Notes

Author(s): Francisco Arizala , Matthieu Bellon , Margaux MacDonald , Montfort Mlachila , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484367148.062

ISBN: 9781484367148

Keywords: Uganda, Togo, Tanzania, Swaziland, South Sudan, Spillovers, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sierra Leone, Congo, Republic of, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

After close to two decades of strong economic activity, overall growth in sub-Saharan Africa decelerated markedly in 2015-16 as the largest economies experienced negative or flat growth. Regional growth started rec...

Malawi
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility

Malawi : 2018 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility »

Volume/Issue: 2018/115

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484354445.002

ISBN: 9781484354445

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Economic growth, Debt sustainability, Infrastructure, Governance, Financial intermediation, Extended Credit Facility, Extended arrangement requests, Economic indicators, Letters of Intent

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that the economy of Malawi recently rebounded from two years of drought. Growth picked up from 2.3 percent in 2016 to an estimated 4.0 percent in 2017 owing to a recover...

Malawi
			: Selected Issues

Malawi : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2018/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484354513.002

ISBN: 9781484354513

Keywords: Government expenditures, Health care spending, Education spending, Economic growth, Credit, Private sector, Selected issues, Malawi

This Selected Issues paper benchmarks Malawi's public spending and identifies areas in which there is scope to improve expenditure efficiency. Malawi performs poorly in health and education spending efficiency. Spe...

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484354872.001

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...

Exchange Rate Liberalization in Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries Successes, Failures, and Lessons

Exchange Rate Liberalization in Selected Sub-Saharan African Countries Successes, Failures, and Lessons »

Volume/Issue: 2013/32

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nils Mæhle , Haimanot Teferra , and Armine Khachatryan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756695.001

ISBN: 9781557756695

Keywords: reforms, growth, exchange rate, foreign exchange, exchange rate regime, real effective exchange rate, effective exchange rate, General, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Economic Growth of Open Economies

Many sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries liberalized their economies in the 1980s and early 1990s. This paper reviews the foreign exchange regime reforms in selected SSA, and their associated macroeconomic policies...

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth
			: Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth : Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2016/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , Mumtaz Hussain , Monique Newiak , Vimal Thakoor , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484382349.001

ISBN: 9781484382349

Keywords: Income inequality, gender inequality, economic growth, and sub-Saharan Africa

A growing body of empirical evidence suggests that inequality-income or gender related-can impede economic growth. Using dynamic panel regressions and new time series data, this paper finds that both income and gen...