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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...

Assessing Reserve Adequacy - Specific Proposals

Assessing Reserve Adequacy - Specific Proposals »

Source: Assessing Reserve Adequacy - Specific Proposals

Volume/Issue: 2014/091

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498342445

Keywords: External sector, External sector assessment, Flexible exchange rate policy, International monetary system, Financial crises, adequacy, traditional metrics, dollarized, WEO, market access

Reserves have a central place in the policy tool kit of most economies, providing insurance against shocks. In conjunction with sound policies, they can help reduce the likelihood of balance of payment crises and p...

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...

2. Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth

2. Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014, Sub-Saharan Africa : Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484342886

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, exchange rate pegs, central bank

Introduction Over the last 20 or so years, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have enjoyed robust and sustained economic growth. Sound economic policies, stronger institutions, and...

Assessing Reserve Adequacy - Specific Proposals

Assessing Reserve Adequacy - Specific Proposals »

Volume/Issue: 2014/091

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498342445.007

ISBN: 9781498342445

Keywords: External sector, External sector assessment, Flexible exchange rate policy, International monetary system, Financial crises, adequacy, traditional metrics, dollarized, WEO, market access

Reserves have a central place in the policy tool kit of most economies, providing insurance against shocks. In conjunction with sound policies, they can help reduce the likelihood of balance of payment crises and p...

Review of the Fund's Strategy on Overdue Financial Obligations

Review of the Fund's Strategy on Overdue Financial Obligations »

Volume/Issue: 2011/064

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 August 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498338578.007

ISBN: 9781498338578

Keywords: Allocation of SDRs, Cooperation with Fund, Executive Board decisions, Lapse of time approval, Overdue obligations, Rights accumulation program, SDR interest rates, Exchange rate depreciation, Flexible exchange rates, International reserves

This paper reviews progress under the Fund's strengthened cooperative strategy on overdue financial obligations. The level and structure of arrears to the Fund remained broadly unchanged since the last review. Tota...

Review of the Fund's Strategy on Overdue Financial Obligations

Review of the Fund's Strategy on Overdue Financial Obligations »

Volume/Issue: 2012/067

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.;International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498340038.007

ISBN: 9781498340038

Keywords: Cooperation with Fund, Executive Board decisions, Lapse of time approval, Overdue obligations, Somalia, Sudan, Zimbabwe, SDR interest rates, Flexible exchange rates, Exchange earnings

This paper reviews progress under the Fund's strengthened cooperative strategy on overdue financial obligations. The level and structure of arrears to the Fund has remained broadly unchanged since the last review....

Update on the Financing of Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) and Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) Operations and the Subsidization of Post-Conflict Emergency Assistance

Update on the Financing of Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) and Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) Operations and the Subsidization of Post-Conflict Emergency Assistance »

Volume/Issue: 2003/039

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498329163.007

ISBN: 9781498329163

Keywords: HIPC Initiative, Post-conflict emergency assistance, Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, SDR interest rates, Interest rates, Debt sustainability analysis, Exchange rate adjustments, Exchange rate policy, PRGF, HIPC

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The Macroeconomic Challenges of Scaling Up Aid to Africa

The Macroeconomic Challenges of Scaling Up Aid to Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2005/179

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yongzheng Yang , Robert Powell , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451861983.001

ISBN: 9781451861983

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

This paper surveys the economic literature on the scaling-up of aid to Africa. It provides a checklist of issues that need to be considered when preparing a long term macroeconomic projection for a country involvin...

3. Improving Monetary Policy Frameworks

3. Improving Monetary Policy Frameworks »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014, Sub-Saharan Africa : Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484342886

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, exchange rate pegs, central bank

Monetary Policy Landscape in Sub-Saharan Africa With inflation declining to single digits in many sub-Saharan African countries since the early 2000s, central banks currently face a...