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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...

2 An Alternative Interpretation of the “Resource Curse”: Theory and Policy Implications

2 An Alternative Interpretation of the “Resource Curse”: Theory and Policy Implications »

Source: Fiscal Policy Formulation and Implementation in Oil-Producing Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Jeffrey Davis , Annalisa Fedelino , and Rolando Ossowski

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2003

ISBN: 9781589061750

Keywords: oil prices, fiscal policy, oil revenues, oil and gas, taxation

I. Introduction It is often said that most people when reading about a theory wonder if it works in practice. Economists, when seeing things working in practice, wond...

Analyse conjointe de viabilité de la dette (AVD) selon le cadre de viabilité de la dette des pays à faible revenu1

Analyse conjointe de viabilité de la dette (AVD) selon le cadre de viabilité de la dette des pays à faible revenu1 »

Source: Côte d'Ivoire : Consultations de 2011 au titre de l'article IV et demandes d'accord triennal appuyé par la facilité élargie de crédit et d'assistance intérimaire additionnelle dans le cadre de l'initiative renforcée en faveur des pays pauvres très endettés - Rapport des services du FMI; note d'information au public et communiqué de presse sur les débats du Conseil d'administration; et déclaration de l'Administrateur pour la Côte d'Ivoire

Volume/Issue: 2011/328

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2011

Language: French

ISBN: 9781463925321

Keywords: debt service, debt relief, external debt, public debt, budget support, debt management, domestic financing, central bank, domestic debt, public finances

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Appendix I Hydrocarbon- and Mineral-Rich Countries, 2000–05

Appendix I Hydrocarbon- and Mineral-Rich Countries, 2000–05 »

Source: Guide on Resource Revenue Transparency (2007)

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 October 2007

ISBN: 9781589064638

Keywords: fiscal policy, eiti, fiscal transparency, fiscal regime, resource-rich countries

Table 1. Hydrocarbon-Rich Countries, 2000–05 1, 2...

Appendix II Revised Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency (2007)

Appendix II Revised Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency (2007) »

Source: Guide on Resource Revenue Transparency (2007)

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 October 2007

ISBN: 9781589064638

Keywords: fiscal policy, eiti, fiscal transparency, fiscal regime, resource-rich countries

I. Clarity of Roles and Responsibilities 1.1 The government sector should be distinguished from the rest of the public sector and from the rest of the economy, and policy and managem...

Are Developing Countries Better Off Spending Their Oil Wealth Upfront?

Are Developing Countries Better Off Spending Their Oil Wealth Upfront? »

Source: Are Developing Countries Better Off Spending Their Oil Wealth Upfront?

Volume/Issue: 2004/141

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): H. Takizawa , E. Gardner , and Kenichi Ueda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451856217

Keywords: Optimal fiscal policy, transitional growth, natural resource, government spending, budget constraint, fiscal balance, private consumption, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development,

We question the conventional view that it is optimal for government to maintain a stable level of spending out of oil wealth. We compare this conventional policy recommendation with one where government spends all...

1. Back to High Growth?

1. Back to High Growth? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2010, Sub-Saharan Africa : Back to High Growth?

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2010

ISBN: 9781589069183

Keywords: fiscal policy, capital inflows, exporting countries, importing countries, oil-importing countries

Introduction and Summary As elsewhere, 2009 was a difficult year for most sub-Saharan African countries. But, playing off the revival in global economic activity, gro...

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...

Chapter 2. Country Overview

Chapter 2. Country Overview »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

The seven countries in the group of oil-producing African countries together produced an average of 3.8 million barrels of oil per day in 2001, equivalent to 5 percent of world oil production. Their total pr...

Chapter 6. Exchange Rate Regimes and Competitiveness

Chapter 6. Exchange Rate Regimes and Competitiveness »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

Background Discussion Oil-exporting countries have used a variety of exchange rate arrangements, as shown in Figure 9. At the end of 2001, about 18 of the 29 oil-producing IMF member...