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Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland: Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland: Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland : Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2013/292

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484340240

Keywords: mics, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation, mic, government expenditure

This Selected Issues paper focuses on the challenges of small middle-income countries (MIC) in sSub-Saharan Africa (SSA) comprising Cape Verde, Namibia, and the Kingdom of Swaziland. The IMF report summarizes the a...

Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland: Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland: Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland : Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2013/292

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484340240

Keywords: mics, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation, mic, government expenditure

This Selected Issues paper focuses on the challenges of small middle-income countries (MIC) in sSub-Saharan Africa (SSA) comprising Cape Verde, Namibia, and the Kingdom of Swaziland. The IMF report summarizes the a...

Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland: Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland: Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Cape Verde, Namibia, and Kingdom of Swaziland : Selected Issues Paper on the Challenges of Small Middle-Income Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2013/292

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484340240

Keywords: mics, fiscal policy, fiscal consolidation, mic, government expenditure

This Selected Issues paper focuses on the challenges of small middle-income countries (MIC) in sSub-Saharan Africa (SSA) comprising Cape Verde, Namibia, and the Kingdom of Swaziland. The IMF report summarizes the a...

Chapter 2. Addressing Fiscal Policy Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Chapter 2. Addressing Fiscal Policy Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland »

Source: Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jiro Honda , Manabu Nose , Cesar Sosa Padilla , Jose L. Torres , Murna Morgan , Fernando Im , and Natalia Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484309575

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sector, Fiscal data, Fiscal framework, Fiscal rules, Fiscal rules and institutions

Can Fiscal Rules Help? This section explores possible impacts of fiscal rules to ensure fiscal and external stability in the short term and welfare benefits of fiscal...

Chapter 4. Conclusion

Chapter 4. Conclusion »

Source: Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jiro Honda , Manabu Nose , Cesar Sosa Padilla , Jose L. Torres , Murna Morgan , Fernando Im , and Natalia Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484309575

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sector, Fiscal data, Fiscal framework, Fiscal rules, Fiscal rules and institutions

Under the current SACU arrangement, Lesotho and Swaziland have faced significant volatility in their revenues, largely owing to highly volatile SACU receipts. A significant decline in these reve...

Chapter 3. From Discretionary to a Rules-Based Fiscal Policy Framework

Chapter 3. From Discretionary to a Rules-Based Fiscal Policy Framework »

Source: Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Jiro Honda , Manabu Nose , Cesar Sosa Padilla , Jose L. Torres , Murna Morgan , Fernando Im , and Natalia Koliadina

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484309575

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal management, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sector, Fiscal data, Fiscal framework, Fiscal rules, Fiscal rules and institutions

Groundwork for Successful Fiscal Rules The experiences of countries with fiscal rules suggest that their success depends on their design, and on legislative and insti...

Chapter I: Introduction

Chapter I: Introduction »

Source: Restoring Sustainability in a Changing Global Environment : Options for Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , and Borislava Mircheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475589412

Keywords: Banking sector, Currency pegs, Debt sustainability analysis, External shocks, Reserves, Private sector, South Africa, Spillovers, Fiscal risk, Fiscal policy

The Kingdom of Swaziland (hereinafter “Swaziland”) is a small, open economy bordering Mozambique and South Africa with a population of 1.1 million people. It is a landlocked country with an economy heavily d...

Chapter II: Swaziland’s Interconnection with the Global Economy

Chapter II: Swaziland’s Interconnection with the Global Economy »

Source: Restoring Sustainability in a Changing Global Environment : Options for Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , and Borislava Mircheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475589412

Keywords: Banking sector, Currency pegs, Debt sustainability analysis, External shocks, Reserves, Private sector, South Africa, Spillovers, Fiscal risk, Fiscal policy

Swaziland is highly interconnected with South Africa and with the global economy. As the global economy faces higher risks of adverse shocks, Swaziland may be affected by spillover effects. These shocks woul...

Chapter III: Swaziland’s External Vulnerabilities: The Fiscal Origin

Chapter III: Swaziland’s External Vulnerabilities: The Fiscal Origin »

Source: Restoring Sustainability in a Changing Global Environment : Options for Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , and Borislava Mircheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475589412

Keywords: Banking sector, Currency pegs, Debt sustainability analysis, External shocks, Reserves, Private sector, South Africa, Spillovers, Fiscal risk, Fiscal policy

A. Swaziland’s Fiscal Position Remains Vulnerable and Inadequate to Reduce Poverty The fiscal position has improved owing to the windfall transfer from SACU for fiscal year 2012/13 (...

Chapter IV: Risks from Financial Sector Vulnerabilities

Chapter IV: Risks from Financial Sector Vulnerabilities »

Source: Restoring Sustainability in a Changing Global Environment : Options for Swaziland

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant , and Borislava Mircheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2013

ISBN: 9781475589412

Keywords: Banking sector, Currency pegs, Debt sustainability analysis, External shocks, Reserves, Private sector, South Africa, Spillovers, Fiscal risk, Fiscal policy

A. Risks Stemming from Vulnerabilities in the Banking Sector All commercial banks are well capitalized and have maintained strong risk-adjusted capital adequacy ratios (CAR) over the...