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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...

Senegal
			: Sixth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Senegal

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Senegal : Sixth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Senegal »

Volume/Issue: 2018/211

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/10.5089/9781484366561.002

ISBN: 9781484366561

Growth remained strong at 7.2 percent in 2017, with inflation contained at 1.3 percent. Higher oil prices and increased capital goods imports significantly widened the current account deficit. The macroeconomic fra...

Race to the Next Income Frontier
			: How Senegal and Other Low-Income Countries Can Reach the Finish Line

Race to the Next Income Frontier : How Senegal and Other Low-Income Countries Can Reach the Finish Line »

Series: Books

Author(s): Ali Mansoor , Salifou Issoufou , and Daouda Sembene

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484303139.071

ISBN: 9781484303139

Keywords: Debt sustainability, Economic growth, Economic reforms, Poverty reduction, Senegal, Gross domestric product growth, Inclusive growth, Output growth, Plan Senegal Emergent, growth rate

Economic transformation and diversification require solutions that take account of the political economy of reform. This book explores the process of economic transformation, using Senegal as an example. Sound macr...

Senegal
			: Fifth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for Modification of Assessment Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report

Senegal : Fifth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for Modification of Assessment Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2018/8

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484337509.002

ISBN: 9781484337509

Keywords: Senegal, Sub-Saharan Africa

Economic performance. Growth is expected to stay high at close to 7 percent in 2017, similar to 2016, with inflation contained at 2 percent. A negative terms of trade shock combined with higher capital imports wide...

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...

Senegal
			: Fourth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for an Extension of the Policy Support Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Senegal

Senegal : Fourth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for an Extension of the Policy Support Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Senegal »

Volume/Issue: 2017/230

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484311929.002

ISBN: 9781484311929

Keywords: Senegal, Sub-Saharan Africa

The authorities remain committed to achieving the 3 percent of GDP WAEMU fiscal deficit target one year early in 2018. Containment of current public expenditure and reforms to increase revenues have created space f...

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....

Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity
			: What Can Africa Hope For?

Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For? »

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475583397.087

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

This paper provides the most complete analysis of the structural transformation among low- and low-middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to date....

Senegal
			: Staff Report for the Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Policy Support Instrument-Press Release, and Staff Report

Senegal : Staff Report for the Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Policy Support Instrument-Press Release, and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/1

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475564082.002

ISBN: 9781475564082

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Senegal

This Article IV Consultation highlights that Senegal's macroeconomic situation is stable. Growth is expected to exceed 6 percent in 2016, while inflation remains low. The fiscal deficit has been declining steadily...