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Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts

Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts »

Source: Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts : Experience of Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2016/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Dippelsman , Venkat Josyula , and Eric Métreau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2016

ISBN: 9781475569339

Keywords: System of National Accounts, chain linking, volume measures, fixed base year

There are two approaches for producing volume estimates of GDP, fixed base year and annual chaining. While most advanced economies have adopted the chain-linked approach in the past twenty years, some African count...

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa : Causes and Policy Implications

Volume/Issue: 2016/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Niko Hobdari , and Ali Uppal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475563115

Keywords: South Africa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland

This paper analyzes food inflation trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from 2000 to 2016 using two novel datasets of disaggregated CPI baskets. Average food inflation is higher, more volatile, and similarly persiste...

The Fund's Capacity Development Strategy--Better Policies Through Stronger Institutions

The Fund's Capacity Development Strategy--Better Policies Through Stronger Institutions »

Source: The Fund's Capacity Development Strategy--Better Policies Through Stronger Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2013/045

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 May 2013

ISBN: 9781498341790

Keywords: Fund role, Public information notices, Technical Assistance, Technical assistance programs, Financial and Monetary Sector, Financial crises, Economic analysis, Economic stabilization, Financial management, Institute for Capacity Development

This paper outlines reforms to increase the effectiveness of the Fund's capacity development (CD) program. It builds on the 2008 and 2011 reviews of technical assistance (TA) and the 2008 review of training, which...

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?1

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?1 »

Source: A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?

Volume/Issue: 2019/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amine Hammadi , Marshall Mills , Nelson Sobrinho , Vimal Thakoor , and Ricardo Velloso

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484354872

Keywords: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) tend to lag those in most other regions in terms of governance and perceptions of corruption. Weak governance undermines economic performance through various channels, includin...

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: 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

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...

IMF Executive Board Approves US$ 17.6 Million Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Seychelles

IMF Executive Board Approves US$ 17.6 Million Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : Request for an Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility

Volume/Issue: 2014/186

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 July 2014

ISBN: 9781498346979

Keywords: central bank, public debt, balance of payments, external debt, current account

This paper discusses Seychelles' Request for an Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). In the five years following the 2008 balance of payments and debt crisis, the authorities have successfully enacte...

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets

Volume/Issue: 2019/386

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513524290

Keywords: External sector, Financial soundness indicators, Economic stabilization, Economic conditions, National income, ISCR, CR, Proj, percent of GDP, Seychelles rupee

This paper discusses Seychelles' Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) and Request for Modification of Targets. Economic developments since the completion of the 2019 Article IV consultation...

IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles and Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation

IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles and Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Seychelles : Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets and Monetary Consultation Clause-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2019/194

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498323208

Keywords: Economic stabilization, External sector, National income, Monetary policy, Expenditures, central bank of Seychelles, Seychelles rupee, percent of GDP, SOEs, Proj

Seychelles has made noticeable progress toward economic stability and sustainability under successive Fund programs through prudent macroeconomic policies and bold reforms since the crisis in 2008. Despite signific...

Seychelles - Assessment Letter for the International Community

Seychelles - Assessment Letter for the International Community »

Volume/Issue: 2009/102

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498335010.007

ISBN: 9781498335010

Keywords: Assessment letters, Debt restructuring, Fiscal policy, Fiscal reforms, Governance, Monetary policy, Relationships with Fund, Public financial management, Development, Economic growth

This letter provides an assessment of recent macroeconomic developments in Seychelles and an update on the discussions of Fund staff with the Seychelles authorities on macroeconomic policies and structural reforms...

The Fund's Capacity Development Strategy--Better Policies Through Stronger Institutions

The Fund's Capacity Development Strategy--Better Policies Through Stronger Institutions »

Volume/Issue: 2013/045

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 May 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498341790.007

ISBN: 9781498341790

Keywords: Fund role, Public information notices, Technical Assistance, Technical assistance programs, Financial and Monetary Sector, Financial crises, Economic analysis, Economic stabilization, Financial management, Institute for Capacity Development

This paper outlines reforms to increase the effectiveness of the Fund's capacity development (CD) program. It builds on the 2008 and 2011 reviews of technical assistance (TA) and the 2008 review of training, which...