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Source: Capital Market Integration : Progress Ahead of the East African Community Monetary Union

Volume/Issue: 2012/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

ISBN: 9781463931230

Keywords: East African Community, monetary union, capital market, equity, stock, bond, beta convergence, sigma convergence, cointegration, stock market

Capital markets in the East African Community (EAC) face common challenges of low capitalization and liquidity, but to different degrees. EAC member countries have made noticeable progress in developing domestic ca...

The East African Community

The East African Community »

Source: The East African Community : Prospects for Sustained Growth

Volume/Issue: 2012/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catherine McAuliffe , Sweta Saxena , and Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2012

ISBN: 9781475539424

Keywords: Accelerated growth, sustained growth, benchmarking, East African Community, domestic savings, per capita income, commodity prices, commodity exporters, common market, General

The East African Community (EAC) has been among the fastest growing regions in sub-Saharan Africa in the past decade or so. Nonetheless, the recent growth path will not be enough to achieve middle-income status and...

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...

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...

How Can Burundi Raise its Growth Rate? the Impact of Civil Conflicts and State Interventionon Burundi'S Growth Performance

How Can Burundi Raise its Growth Rate? the Impact of Civil Conflicts and State Interventionon Burundi'S Growth Performance »

Source: How Can Burundi Raise its Growth Rate? the Impact of Civil Conflicts and State Interventionon Burundi'S Growth Performance

Volume/Issue: 2009/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olivier Basdevant

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2009

ISBN: 9781451871586

Keywords: Growth, Capital Stock, Kalman Filter, growth rate, gdp per capita, gdp growth, growth rates,

Over the last thirty years Burundi's low economic growth has led to a significant decline in per capita GDP. The purpose of this paper is to shed light on supply-side constraints that prevented Burundi's economy fr...

How Solid Is Economic Growth in the East African Community?

How Solid Is Economic Growth in the East African Community? »

Source: How Solid Is Economic Growth in the East African Community?

Volume/Issue: 2014/150

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nikoloz Gigineishvili , Paolo Mauro , and Ke Wang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2014

ISBN: 9781498374941

Keywords: Structural transformation, total exports, export products, growth rate, growth rates, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

Is rapid economic growth experienced by the East African Community during the past decade built on solid foundations? To gain some clues, we use a variety of newly-collected and existing data sources to analyze the...

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484354872.001

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...

Capital Market Integration
			: Progress Ahead of the East African Community Monetary Union

Capital Market Integration : Progress Ahead of the East African Community Monetary Union »

Volume/Issue: 2012/18

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463931230.001

ISBN: 9781463931230

Keywords: East African Community, monetary union, capital market, equity, stock, bond, beta convergence, sigma convergence, cointegration, stock market

Capital markets in the East African Community (EAC) face common challenges of low capitalization and liquidity, but to different degrees. EAC member countries have made noticeable progress in developing domestic ca...