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Coordinating Tariff Reduction and Domestic Tax Reform

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Source: Coordinating Tariff Reduction and Domestic Tax Reform

Volume/Issue: 1999/93

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Keen , and Jenny Ligthart

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1999

ISBN: 9781451851632

Keywords: tariff reform, tax reform, intermediate inputs, imperfect competition, consumption tax, consumption taxes, world prices

A key obstacle to fundamental tariff reform in many developing countries is the revenue loss that it ultimately implies. This paper establishes a simple and practicable strategy for realizing the efficiency gains f...

Does Lower Debt Buy Higher Growth? The Impact of Debt Relief Initiatives on Growth

Does Lower Debt Buy Higher Growth? The Impact of Debt Relief Initiatives on Growth »

Source: Does Lower Debt Buy Higher Growth? The Impact of Debt Relief Initiatives on Growth

Volume/Issue: 2014/230

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sandra Marcelino , and Ivetta Hakobyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498369671

Keywords: Growth, debt, debt burden, debt sustainability, external debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

In 1996, the IMF and the World Bank introduced the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative-a comprehensive debt relief program aimed at reducing the external debt burden of eligible countries to sustainable leve...

Exiting From Fragility in sub-Saharan Africa

Exiting From Fragility in sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Exiting From Fragility in sub-Saharan Africa : The Role of Fiscal Policies and Fiscal Institutions

Volume/Issue: 2015/268

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Corinne Deléchat , Ejona Fuli , Dafina Glaser , Gustavo Ramirez , and Rui Xu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513591315

Keywords: fragility, resilience, fiscal institutions, CPIA, revenue, taxes, tax, budget, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development

This paper studies the role of fiscal policies and institutions in building resilience in sub-Saharan African countries during 1990-2013, with specific emphasis on a group of twenty-six countries that were deemed f...

Export Orientation and Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Export Orientation and Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Export Orientation and Productivity in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2002/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , and Taye Mengistae

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2002

ISBN: 9781451851298

Keywords: learning-by-exporting, exporters, exporter, equation, export markets, export market, Firm Behavior, Industry Studies: Manufacturing: General, Microeconomic Analyses of Economic Development,

Analysis of firm-level panel data from three sub-Saharan African economies shows that exporting manufacturers have a total factor productivity premium of 11-28 percent. The data do not allow testing of whether thes...

External Debt Sustainability in HIPC Completion Point Countries: An Update

External Debt Sustainability in HIPC Completion Point Countries: An Update »

Source: External Debt Sustainability in HIPC Completion Point Countries : An Update

Volume/Issue: 2009/128

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jie Yang , and Dan Nyberg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

ISBN: 9781451872750

Keywords: External Debt Sustainability, HIPCs, Low-Income Countries, debt sustainability, external debt, debt relief,

Despite substantial debt relief to HIPC Initiative completion point countries, long-term debt sustainability remains a challenge. This paper examines a number of structural factors affecting external debt sustainab...

Fiscal Revenue and Inflationary Finance

Fiscal Revenue and Inflationary Finance »

Source: Fiscal Revenue and Inflationary Finance

Volume/Issue: 1990/48

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nurun Choudhry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1990

ISBN: 9781451972184

Keywords: inflation rate, rate of inflation, monetary base, inflation tax

This paper analyzes the erosion of fiscal revenue by inflation resulting from the issuance of money. The empirical evidence for a number of developing countries supports the well-known hypothesis that an increase i...

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...

Foreign Aid and Consumption Smoothing

Foreign Aid and Consumption Smoothing »

Source: Foreign Aid and Consumption Smoothing : Evidence From Global Food Aid

Volume/Issue: 2003/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Erwin Tiongson , Benedict Clements , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451845990

Keywords: Food aid, consumption smoothing, food availability, food production, food security,

Global food aid is considered a critical consumption smoothing mechanism in many countries. However, its record of stabilizing consumption has been mixed. This paper examines the cyclical properties of food aid wit...

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...