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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...

Appendix Country Data

Appendix Country Data »

Source: Credibility Without Rules

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , and Curzio Giannini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 1997

ISBN: 9781557756442

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, inflation, central bank, monetary policy

Information from Tables Information was collected for 100 countries (of which 22 were industrial countries according to the classification published in the IMF’s International Financ...

2. Building Resilience in Fragile States in Sub-Saharan Africa

2. Building Resilience in Fragile States 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 Fragile states—states in which the government is unable to reliably deliver basic public services to the population—face severe and entrenched obstacles to economic and...

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC): Staff Report on Common Policies and Challenges of Member Countries

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC): Staff Report on Common Policies and Challenges of Member Countries »

Source: Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) : Staff Report on Common Policies and Challenges of Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/222

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513561851

Keywords: Oil prices, External shocks, Economic growth, Fiscal consolidation, Monetary policy, Economic integration, Economic indicators, Millennium Development Goals, Staff Reports, Press releases

This paper discusses common policies of the member countries of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC). Medium-term prospects for CEMAC are uncertain. Despite their recent stabilization, oil pr...

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC): Staff Report on Common Policies and Challenges of Member Countries—Informational Annex

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC): Staff Report on Common Policies and Challenges of Member Countries—Informational Annex »

Source: Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) : Staff Report on Common Policies and Challenges of Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/222

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513561851

Keywords: Oil prices, External shocks, Economic growth, Fiscal consolidation, Monetary policy, Economic integration, Economic indicators, Millennium Development Goals, Staff Reports, Press releases

This paper discusses common policies of the member countries of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC). Medium-term prospects for CEMAC are uncertain. Despite their recent stabilization, oil pr...

The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy

The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy »

Source: The Choice of Monetary and Exchange Rate Arrangements for a Small, Open, Low-Income Economy : The Case of São Tomé and Príncipe

Volume/Issue: 2008/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jian-Ye Wang , Nisreen Farhan , Amar Shanghavi , Márcio Ronci , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451869781

Keywords: Monetary and exchange rate arrangements, small economy, open economy, nominal anchor, peg, currency union, exchange rate, inflation, monetary union, central bank

This paper assesses São Tomé and Príncipe's monetary and exchange rate arrangements in light of the country's monetary history and the relevant experience of comparable countries in Africa. The study highlights sev...

Credibility Without Rules

Credibility Without Rules »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , and Curzio Giannini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756442.084

ISBN: 9781557756442

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, inflation, central bank, monetary policy

During the last 25 years, monetary practice in most countries has increasingly been characterized by the attempt to achieve credibility of purpose while expanding the freedom of monetary authorities in controlling...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Credibility Without Rules

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , and Curzio Giannini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 1997

ISBN: 9781557756442

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, inflation, central bank, monetary policy

During the last 25 years, monetary practice in most countries has increasingly been characterized by the attempt to achieve credibility of purpose while expanding the freedom of monetary authorities in controlling...

I. Introduction

I. Introduction »

Source: Credibility Without Rules

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , and Curzio Giannini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 1997

ISBN: 9781557756442

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, inflation, central bank, monetary policy

Grau, teurer Freund, ist alle Theorie, Und grun des Lebens goldner Baum. (Grey, dear Friend, is all theory, and green is life’s golden tree.)...

II. Degenerating Fiat Standard and Credibility

II. Degenerating Fiat Standard and Credibility »

Source: Credibility Without Rules

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , and Curzio Giannini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 1997

ISBN: 9781557756442

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, inflation, central bank, monetary policy

Institutions do not evolve in a piecemeal fashion for a number of reasons. First of all, adapting an institutional framework involves collective action at several levels (North (1990)). Second, and perhaps m...