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1. Achieving Senegal’s Growth Objective

1. Achieving Senegal’s Growth Objective »

Source: Making Senegal a Hub for West Africa : Reforming the State, Building to the Future

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev , and Ali Mansoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 February 2015

ISBN: 9781498341240

Keywords: Electric power, Export performance, Economic growth, Economic conditions, Senegal, Social safety nets, Policy Support Instrument, Fiscal policy, Foreign direct investment, investment

The Plan Sénégal Emergent (PSE) aims at achieving ambitious growth objectives, which would allow to make Senegal a regional hub in the medium term. Experience of other countries across the world...

3. Addressing the Infrastructure Deficit in Sub-Saharan Africa

3. Addressing the Infrastructure Deficit in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014 : Staying the Course

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498386456

Keywords: Economic growth, Economic forecasting, Cross country analysis, Private investment, Regional Economic Outlook, Public debt, Public investment, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Infrastructure

Introduction and Summary This chapter considers sub-Saharan African countries’ progress in recent years to address the large infrastructure deficit they face, trends...

Aid and the Dutch Disease in Low-Income Countries

Aid and the Dutch Disease in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Aid and the Dutch Disease in Low-Income Countries : Informed Diagnoses for Prudent Prognoses

Volume/Issue: 2004/49

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mwanza Nkusu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2004

ISBN: 9781451846874

Keywords: Exchange Rate, and Poverty, dutch disease, real exchange rate, foreign exchange, exchange rates, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Welfare and Poverty: General, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

This paper demonstrates that the Dutch disease need not materialize in low-income countries that can draw on their idle productive capacity to satisfy the aid-induced increased demand. Diagnoses on, and prognoses f...

Aid, Exports, and Growth

Aid, Exports, and Growth »

Source: Aid, Exports, and Growth : A Time-Series Perspective on the Dutch Disease Hypothesis

Volume/Issue: 2013/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Joong Kang , Alessandro Prati , and Alessandro Rebucci

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 March 2013

ISBN: 9781484320112

Keywords: Common factors, Panel VARs, Exchange rate overvaluation, exchange rate, real exchange rate, exchange rate policy, trade liberalization, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

We use a heterogeneous panel VAR model identified through factor analysis to study the dynamic response of exports, imports, and per capita GDP growth to a “global” aid shock. We find that a global ai...

Algeria: 2013 Article IV Consultation

Algeria: 2013 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Algeria : Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/32

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475566215

Keywords: Fiscal consolidation, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Algeria, Economic growth, Article IV consultation reports, Press releases, Real effective exchange rates, Staff Reports, Monetary policy

This Informational Annex highlights that data provision in Algeria has some shortcomings, but is broadly adequate for surveillance. Data are published with a delay of less than one month. Key shortcomings in govern...

Algeria: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Algeria: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Algeria : Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2014/32

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 February 2014

ISBN: 9781475566215

Keywords: Fiscal consolidation, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Algeria, Economic growth, Article IV consultation reports, Press releases, Real effective exchange rates, Staff Reports, Monetary policy

This Informational Annex highlights that data provision in Algeria has some shortcomings, but is broadly adequate for surveillance. Data are published with a delay of less than one month. Key shortcomings in govern...

Annex 2: Panel Regression on the Determinants of Long-Term Growth

Annex 2: Panel Regression on the Determinants of Long-Term Growth »

Source: The Economic Impact of IMF-Supported Programs in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Yasemin Bal-Gunduz , Christian Ebeke , Burcu Hacibedel , Linda Kaltani , Vera Kehayova , Chris Lane , Christian Mumssen , Nkunde Mwase , and Joseph Thornton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484394717

Keywords: Economic growth, Emergency financing mechanism, Extended Credit Facility, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Low-income developing countries, balance of payments, debt relief, current account, external shocks, current account balance

The impact of IMF-supported programs on per capita GDP growth also addresses the selection issue and is computed using two-way fixed-effects models for panel data. All regression specifications control for t...

Annex 1: Propensity Score Matching Methodology

Annex 1: Propensity Score Matching Methodology »

Source: The Economic Impact of IMF-Supported Programs in Low-Income Countries

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Yasemin Bal-Gunduz , Christian Ebeke , Burcu Hacibedel , Linda Kaltani , Vera Kehayova , Chris Lane , Christian Mumssen , Nkunde Mwase , and Joseph Thornton

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484394717

Keywords: Economic growth, Emergency financing mechanism, Extended Credit Facility, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Low-income developing countries, balance of payments, debt relief, current account, external shocks, current account balance

Addressing Selection Bias—Alternative Approaches The literature on the impact of IMF-supported programs has used various approaches to address sample selection bias, with the aim of...

Appendix I. Exchange Rate Classification Codes

Appendix I. Exchange Rate Classification Codes »

Source: Toward a Monetary Union in the East African Community : Asymmetric Shocks, Exchange Rates, and Risk-Sharing Mechanisms

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Ejona Fuli , and Sébastien Walker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513562179

Keywords: Monetary unions, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, East Africa, Economic growth, Agricultural sector, Natural resources

Ilzetzki, Reinhart, and Rogoff (2010) [IRR] classification codes 1 N...

Appendix II. Country Specifications in the SVAR

Appendix II. Country Specifications in the SVAR »

Source: Toward a Monetary Union in the East African Community : Asymmetric Shocks, Exchange Rates, and Risk-Sharing Mechanisms

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , Ari Aisen , Emre Alper , Ejona Fuli , and Sébastien Walker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513562179

Keywords: Monetary unions, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, East Africa, Economic growth, Agricultural sector, Natural resources

Our data set includes observations for the following periods (data for the United States, Canada, and the oil price are available for as long as is necessary for our purposes)....