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International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Abstract

This evaluation assesses how well IMF-supported programs have helped to sustain economic growth while delivering necessary adjustment for external viability over the period 2008–19. While the evaluation does not assess the experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, its lessons have become even more relevant as countries seeking IMF support now face particularly strong headwinds to growth.

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Abstract

Growth in sub-Saharan Africa has remained generally robust against the backdrop of a sluggish global economy. Regional output is projected to expand by at least 5 percent in 2012–13, a similar pace to that recorded in 2010–11. That said, there is significant variation across the region, with solid expansion being recorded in most low-income countries, but growth slowing in middle-income countries that are tracking the global economy and in some countries affected by drought and political instability. The regional outlook is subject to downside risks, stemming from the uncertain global economic environment. Analysis of selected downside scenarios suggests that, absent a Lehman-style crash, a global slowdown would impair, but not derail, growth in the region.

International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Abstract

This chapter summarizes the main findings of this evaluation, derives some broad lessons, and then recommends specific steps that the Fund could take towards fostering stronger growth-related outcomes in the program context. While the evaluation does not assess the experience during the COVID-19 pandemic, its lessons have become even more relevant as countries now face particularly strong headwinds to growth as they seek IMF support for achieving durable recoveries.