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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 Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Zambia

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Zambia »

Source: Zambia : 2013 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/5

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2014

ISBN: 9781484340554

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Budget deficits, Debt sustainability analysis, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Nonbank financial sector, Monetary policy, Millennium Development Goals, Fiscal policy, Government expenditures

This Information Annex highlights that safeguards assessments of the Bank of Zambia (BoZ) were completed in June 2004, January 2009, and October 2010. The 2009 assessment concluded that the bank had adequate safegu...

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...

Zambia
			: 2013 Article IV Consultation

Zambia : 2013 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2014/5

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 January 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484340554.002

ISBN: 9781484340554

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Budget deficits, Debt sustainability analysis, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Nonbank financial sector, Monetary policy, Millennium Development Goals, Fiscal policy, Government expenditures

This Information Annex highlights that safeguards assessments of the Bank of Zambia (BoZ) were completed in June 2004, January 2009, and October 2010. The 2009 assessment concluded that the bank had adequate safegu...

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...

The Relationship Between the Foreign Exchange Regime and Macroeconomic Performance in Eastern Africa

The Relationship Between the Foreign Exchange Regime and Macroeconomic Performance in Eastern Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2012/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Janet Stotsky , Manuk Ghazanchyan , Olumuyiwa Adedeji , and Nils Maehle

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475504170.001

ISBN: 9781475504170

Keywords: Exchange rate reforms and regimes, growth, and inflation, exchange rate, inflation, exchange rate regime, exchange rate regimes, Macroeconomic Policy, Macroeconomic Aspects of Public Finance, and General Outlook: General

This study examines the relationship between the foreign exchange regime and macroeconomic performance in Eastern Africa. The study focuses on seven countries, five of which decisively liberalized their foreign exc...

What Undermines Aid's Impact on Growth?

What Undermines Aid's Impact on Growth? »

Volume/Issue: 2005/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Arvind Subramanian , and Raghuram Rajan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861457.001

ISBN: 9781451861457

Keywords: Growth, Competitiveness, exchange rate, standard deviation, real exchange rate, exchange rate overvaluation, standard errors, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

We examine one of the most important and intriguing puzzles in economics: why it is so hard to find a robust effect of aid on the long-term growth of poor countries, even those with good policies. We look for a pos...