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Chapter 5. Debt Sustainability in the WAEMU16

Chapter 5. Debt Sustainability in the WAEMU16 »

Source: Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Christina Kolerus , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Ermal Hitaj , and Douglas Shapiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484341186

Keywords: External shocks, Cross country analysis, Business cycles, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stability, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, monetary union, debt sustainability

Thanks to debt relief, all West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries now have public debt—to-GDP ratios way below 70 percent, the ceiling set by the...

Chapter 4. External Stability Assessment13

Chapter 4. External Stability Assessment13 »

Source: Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Christina Kolerus , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Ermal Hitaj , and Douglas Shapiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484341186

Keywords: External shocks, Cross country analysis, Business cycles, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stability, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, monetary union, debt sustainability

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) current account deficit has hovered around 5percent of GDP during the last decade and has been financed mainly by aid and foreign direct inve...

Chapter 3. Fiscal Discipline in the WAEMU: Rules and Markets12

Chapter 3. Fiscal Discipline in the WAEMU: Rules and Markets12 »

Source: Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Christina Kolerus , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Ermal Hitaj , and Douglas Shapiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484341186

Keywords: External shocks, Cross country analysis, Business cycles, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stability, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, monetary union, debt sustainability

This chapter explores the extent to which rules and market discipline are effective in ensuring fiscal sustainability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). After evaluating th...

Chapter 1. Shocks and Shocks Absorption in the WAEMU2

Chapter 1. Shocks and Shocks Absorption in the WAEMU2 »

Source: Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Christina Kolerus , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Ermal Hitaj , and Douglas Shapiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484341186

Keywords: External shocks, Cross country analysis, Business cycles, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stability, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, monetary union, debt sustainability

Are business cycles synchronized in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)? How has synchronization evolved over time? Looking at shocks affecting the WAEMU, this chapter explores...

Chapter 2. The Impact of the Malian Crisis on the WAEMU7

Chapter 2. The Impact of the Malian Crisis on the WAEMU7 »

Source: Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Christina Kolerus , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Ermal Hitaj , and Douglas Shapiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484341186

Keywords: External shocks, Cross country analysis, Business cycles, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stability, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, monetary union, debt sustainability

The economic spillovers from the Malian crisis have been limited so far, reflecting that Mali trades significantly with only three countries in the region and other economic and financial linkag...

Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union »

Volume: 13

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Christina Kolerus , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Ermal Hitaj , and Douglas Shapiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484341186.087

ISBN: 9781484341186

Keywords: External shocks, Cross country analysis, Business cycles, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stability, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, monetary union, debt sustainability

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), like other monetary unions, faces a number of challenges in dealing with macroeconomic shocks. The region experiences a large number of exogenous shocks: climat...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Regional Consultation with West African Economic and Monetary Union

IMF Executive Board Concludes Regional Consultation with West African Economic and Monetary Union »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Common Policies for Member Countries - Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the WAEMU

Volume/Issue: 2018/106

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 April 2018

ISBN: 9781484352809

Keywords: Staff Reports, Economic growth, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Monetary policy, Debt sustainability, Financial stability, Economic indicators, Press releases, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

This report reviews the discussions between the IMF and the regional institutions of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). The economic activity in the WAEMU remains strong, but vulnerabilities rema...

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
			: Common Policies for Member Countries - Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the WAEMU

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Common Policies for Member Countries - Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the WAEMU »

Volume/Issue: 2018/106

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484352809.002

ISBN: 9781484352809

Keywords: Staff Reports, Economic growth, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Monetary policy, Debt sustainability, Financial stability, Economic indicators, Press releases, West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

This report reviews the discussions between the IMF and the regional institutions of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). The economic activity in the WAEMU remains strong, but vulnerabilities rema...

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
			: Selected Issues

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/91

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 March 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498305945.002

ISBN: 9781498305945

Keywords: Revenue mobilization, West African Economic and Monetary Union, Credit, Development, Economic growth, WAEMU, comparator, convergence criterion, trade flow, below-the-line

Selected Issues...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Christina Kolerus , Aleksandra Zdzienicka , Ermal Hitaj , and Douglas Shapiro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484341186

Keywords: External shocks, Cross country analysis, Business cycles, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal stability, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, monetary union, debt sustainability

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), like other monetary unions, faces a number of challenges in dealing with macroeconomic shocks. The region experiences a large number of exogenous shocks: climat...