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Appendix: Introduction to the CEMAC Institutions

Appendix: Introduction to the CEMAC Institutions »

Source: Oil Wealth in Central Africa : Policies for Inclusive Growth

Series: Books

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , and Sharmini Coorey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2012

ISBN: 9781616353766

Keywords: fiscal policy, per, public investment, expenditure, fiscal stance

The Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) comprises six countries in Central Africa that have been engaging in various forms of economic and monetary cooperation with each other for more th...

Chapter 9. Cameroon’s Oil Wealth: Transparency Matters

Chapter 9. Cameroon’s Oil Wealth: Transparency Matters »

Source: Oil Wealth in Central Africa : Policies for Inclusive Growth

Series: Books

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , and Sharmini Coorey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2012

ISBN: 9781616353766

Keywords: fiscal policy, per, public investment, expenditure, fiscal stance

Ample evidence indicates that natural resource revenue is more likely to lead to rent-seeking and corruption in countries that have not developed sufficient quality of governance before the natural resource...

Chapter 4. CEMAC’s Infrastructure Gap: Issues and Policy Options

Chapter 4. CEMAC’s Infrastructure Gap: Issues and Policy Options »

Source: Oil Wealth in Central Africa : Policies for Inclusive Growth

Series: Books

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , and Sharmini Coorey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2012

ISBN: 9781616353766

Keywords: fiscal policy, per, public investment, expenditure, fiscal stance

The member countries of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) are extremely heterogeneous, with varying income levels, natural resource endowments, geography, and topography. The CEMAC...

Chapter 10. Chad: Lessons from the Oil Years

Chapter 10. Chad: Lessons from the Oil Years »

Source: Oil Wealth in Central Africa : Policies for Inclusive Growth

Series: Books

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , and Sharmini Coorey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2012

ISBN: 9781616353766

Keywords: fiscal policy, per, public investment, expenditure, fiscal stance

Chad’s oil was developed in the uniquely difficult conditions of a landlocked nation with extremely low levels of human and physical capital, and in the virtual absence of basic infrastructure—which had to b...

Chapter 11. Congo’s Experience Managing Oil Wealth

Chapter 11. Congo’s Experience Managing Oil Wealth »

Source: Oil Wealth in Central Africa : Policies for Inclusive Growth

Series: Books

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , and Sharmini Coorey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2012

ISBN: 9781616353766

Keywords: fiscal policy, per, public investment, expenditure, fiscal stance

The history of the Republic of Congo (Congo) is strongly linked to the production of oil, which began just before independence from France in 1960. From the time the first onshore field started pumping in 19...

Chapter 3. Determinants of Non-Oil Growth in the CFA Zone Oil-Producing Countries: How Do They Differ?

Chapter 3. Determinants of Non-Oil Growth in the CFA Zone Oil-Producing Countries: How Do They Differ? »

Source: Oil Wealth in Central Africa : Policies for Inclusive Growth

Series: Books

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , and Sharmini Coorey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2012

ISBN: 9781616353766

Keywords: fiscal policy, per, public investment, expenditure, fiscal stance

Non-oil growth in the Coopération Financière en Afrique Centrale (CFA) zone oil-exporting countries has been lackluster despite the great natural resource wealth with which these countries are endowed. This...

Chapter 12. Gabon’s Experience Managing Oil Wealth

Chapter 12. Gabon’s Experience Managing Oil Wealth »

Source: Oil Wealth in Central Africa : Policies for Inclusive Growth

Series: Books

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , and Sharmini Coorey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2012

ISBN: 9781616353766

Keywords: fiscal policy, per, public investment, expenditure, fiscal stance

Gabon is well endowed with natural resources, including timber, manganese, natural gas, and crude oil. Forests cover 85 percent of the country’s landmass, making it the second largest forest area in Africa,...

Chapter 6. Government Failure and Poverty Reduction in the CEMAC

Chapter 6. Government Failure and Poverty Reduction in the CEMAC »

Source: Oil Wealth in Central Africa : Policies for Inclusive Growth

Series: Books

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , and Sharmini Coorey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2012

ISBN: 9781616353766

Keywords: fiscal policy, per, public investment, expenditure, fiscal stance

The countries composing the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) have some of the lowest social indicators in the world (Table 6.1). Although the Republic of Congo (hereafter “Congo”), E...

Chapter 2. Improving Surveillance Across the CEMAC Region

Chapter 2. Improving Surveillance Across the CEMAC Region »

Source: Oil Wealth in Central Africa : Policies for Inclusive Growth

Series: Books

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , and Sharmini Coorey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2012

ISBN: 9781616353766

Keywords: fiscal policy, per, public investment, expenditure, fiscal stance

This chapter considers the design of the fiscal criteria for surveillance in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) with a view to ensuring they are consistent with internal and external...

Chapter 5. Managing Oil Windfalls in the CEMAC

Chapter 5. Managing Oil Windfalls in the CEMAC »

Source: Oil Wealth in Central Africa : Policies for Inclusive Growth

Series: Books

Author(s): Bernardin Akitoby , and Sharmini Coorey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 August 2012

ISBN: 9781616353766

Keywords: fiscal policy, per, public investment, expenditure, fiscal stance

Natural resource rents worldwide exceed $4 trillion annually, amounting to some 7 percent of global GDP. Nonrenewable resource revenue is a dominant feature of 50 economies with a combined population of 1.4...