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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa

Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Private Investment

The Spring 2018 SSA REO projects the economic outlook for the region over the next six months.

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa

Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Private Investment

The Spring 2018 SSA REO projects the economic outlook for the region over the next six months.

Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Exploring Different Channels

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Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa : Exploring Different Channels »

Volume/Issue: 2018/1

Series: Spillover Notes

Author(s): Margaux MacDonald , Montfort Mlachila , Mustafa Yenice , Francisco Arizala , and Matthieu Bellon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484367148.062

ISBN: 9781484367148

Keywords: Spillovers, Negative spillovers, Positive spillovers, Economic growth, Gross domestric product growth, Growth deceleration, Growth acceleration, sub-Saharan Africa, spillovers, growth

After close to two decades of strong economic activity, overall growth in sub-Saharan Africa decelerated markedly in 2015-16 as the largest economies experienced negative or flat growth. Regional growth started rec...

Central African Republic
			: Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, Modification of Performance Criteria, Augmentation of Access, and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic

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Central African Republic : Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, Modification of Performance Criteria, Augmentation of Access, and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic »

Volume/Issue: 2018/214

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484367070.002

ISBN: 9781484367070

The economy of the Central African Republic (C.A.R.), a fragile state, is recovering gradually. Following the 2013 crisis, macroeconomic conditions have stabilized: growth has resumed, inflation has declined, domes...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Private Investment

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa : Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Private Investment »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484339862.086

ISBN: 9781484339862

Keywords: Economic situation, Economic growth, Africa, Oil exporting countries, Investment policy, Investment, economic outlook, economic projection, sub-Saharan Africa

The region is seeing a modest growth uptick, but this is not uniform and the medium-term outlook remains subdued. Growth is projected to rise to 3.4 percent in 2018, from 2.8 percent in 2017, on the back of improve...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Private Investment

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Sub-Saharan Africa : Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Private Investment »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Céline Allard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 May 2018

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484348918.086

ISBN: 9781484348918

The region is seeing a modest growth uptick, but this is not uniform and the medium-term outlook remains subdued. Growth is projected to rise to 3? percent in 2018, from 2? percent in 2017, on the back of improved...

Medium-Term Budget Frameworks in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Medium-Term Budget Frameworks in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2017/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Allen , Taz Chaponda , Lesley Fisher , and Rohini Ray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484314203.001

ISBN: 9781484314203

Keywords: Zambia, Congo, Republic of, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Togo, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland, Sub-Saharan Africa

More than 15 years ago, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa embarked on a program of budgetary reform, an important element of which was a medium-term budget framework (MTBF). This working paper focuses on the per...

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2017/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francisco Arizala , Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Charalambos Tsangarides , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484314166.001

ISBN: 9781484314166

Keywords: Africa, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros

This paper examines the growth performance of sub-Saharan African countries since 1960 through the lens of growth turning points (accelerations and decelerations) and periods of sustained growth (growth spells). Gr...

Central African Republic
			: Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic

Central African Republic : Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic »

Volume/Issue: 2017/245

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484313688.002

ISBN: 9781484313688

The three-year arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) was approved on July 20, 2016 in an amount of SDR 83.55 million (75 percent of quota). The ECF arrangement provides balance of payments support fo...

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Size and Determinants

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa : Size and Determinants »

Volume/Issue: 2017/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leandro Medina , Andrew Jonelis , and Mehmet Cangul

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484305942.001

ISBN: 9781484305942

Keywords: Uganda, South Africa, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo

The multiple indicator-multiple cause (MIMIC) method is a well-established tool for measuring informal economic activity. However, it has been criticized because GDP is used both as a cause and indicator variable....

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Céline Allard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2017

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475574999.086

ISBN: 9781475574999

La dynamique de croissance en Afrique subsaharienne demeure fragile, ce qui représente une rupture par rapport à la rapide expansion qui avait été enregistrée depuis le début du millénaire. L'année 2016 a été diffi...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Céline Allard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475574463.086

ISBN: 9781475574463

Growth momentum in sub-Saharan Africa remains fragile, marking a break from the rapid expansion witnessed since the turn of the millennium. 2016 was a difficult year for many countries, with regional growth dipping...