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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net

Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net »

Source: Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net

Volume/Issue: 2016/059

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2016

ISBN: 9781498345880

Keywords: Developed countries, Developing countries, Economic integration, Emerging markets, Financial safety nets, Fund role, International financial system, Liquidity, Reserves adequacy, Trade integration

The Global Financial Safety Net (GFSN) is comprised mainly of countries' own reserves and external public sources of insurance and financing. The main external official arrangements are central bank bilateral swap...

Africa in the Doha Round

Africa in the Doha Round »

Source: Africa in the Doha Round : Dealing with Preference Erosion and Beyond

Volume/Issue: 2005/8

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Yongzheng Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2005

ISBN: 9781451975796

Keywords: Africa, Multilateral trade negotiations, World Trade Organization, Doha Round, preference erosion, special and differential treatment, market access, export markets, tariff cuts, trade barriers,

Improving market access in industrial countries and retaining preferences have been Africa's two key objectives in the Doha Round trade negotiations. This paper argues that African negotiators may have overlooked t...

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Welfare Gains Estimates from a General Equilibrium Model

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Welfare Gains Estimates from a General Equilibrium Model »

Source: The African Continental Free Trade Agreement: Welfare Gains Estimates from a General Equilibrium Model

Volume/Issue: 2019/124

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lisandro Abrego , Maria Alejandra Amado , Tunc Gursoy , Garth Nicholls , and Hector Perez-Saiz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498314398

Keywords: Economic integration, Open economies, International trade agreements, Trade finance, Comparative advantage, AfCFTA, welfare, general equilibrium, trade barriers, welfare gain

In March 2018, representatives of member countries of the African Union signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. This agreement provides a framework for trade liberalization in goods and s...

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges »

Source: The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2020/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Lisandro Abrego , Mario de Zamaroczy , Tunc Gursoy , Garth Nicholls , Hector Perez-Saiz , and Jose-Nicolas Rosas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513542379

Keywords: General equilibrium models, Trade barriers, Structural adjustment, Welfare, Forecasting models, Trade negotiations, Economic integration, Open economies, International trade agreements, Trade finance

Political momentum towards Africa-wide free trade has been intensifying. In March 2018, over 40 countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Once fully implemented, the AfCFTA is exp...

Aninat address: Capital markets in Latin America face challenges, but benefits are worth the effort

Aninat address: Capital markets in Latin America face challenges, but benefits are worth the effort »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 05

Volume/Issue: 30/5

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451935172

Keywords: heads of state, democracy, responsibility, regional cooperation, regional trade

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

Assessing the General Data Dissemination System-What Has Been Accomplished After Ten Years, and Where Do We Go From Here?

Assessing the General Data Dissemination System-What Has Been Accomplished After Ten Years, and Where Do We Go From Here? »

Source: Assessing the General Data Dissemination System-What Has Been Accomplished After Ten Years, and Where Do We Go From Here?

Volume/Issue: 2008/066

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2008

ISBN: 9781498335003

Keywords: Access to capital markets, General Data Dissemination System, Real sector, External sector, Fiscal sector, Financial statistics, Monetary statistics, PP, data category, SDDS

This paper reviews the role of the GDDS in helping developing and emerging market countries improve the dissemination of macroeconomic and sociodemographic data. It considers whether the GDDS, in the way it was des...

The Authors

The Authors »

Source: Building a Common Future in Southern Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Joannes Mongardini , Tamon Asonuma , Olivier Basdevant , Alfredo Cuevas , Xavier Debrun , Lars Engstrom , Imelda Flores Vazquez , Vitaliy Kramarenko , Lamin Leigh , Paul Masson , and Genevieve Verdier

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2013

ISBN: 9781616353995

Keywords: monetary policy, inflation, unemployment rate, rules

Joannes Mongardini is currently deputy division chief in the African Department at the IMF and has served as IMF mission chief on Benin, Burundi, Namibia, Republic of Congo, and Swaziland. He ha...

Available on the web

Available on the web »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 30, Issue 05

Volume/Issue: 30/5

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451935172

Keywords: heads of state, democracy, responsibility, regional cooperation, regional trade

The Web edition of the IMF Survey is updated several times a week, and contains a wealth of articles about topical policy and economic issues in the news. Access the latest IMF research, read interviews, and listen...

The Bali Fintech Agenda: A Blueprint for Successfully Harnessing Fintech’s Opportunities

The Bali Fintech Agenda: A Blueprint for Successfully Harnessing Fintech’s Opportunities »

Source: The Bali Fintech Agenda

Volume/Issue: 2018/050

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund;World Bank;International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2018

ISBN: 9781498309950

Keywords: International monetary system, Central banks, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial services, Financial safety nets, financial integrity, financial system, financial stability, national authority, IMF

"Rapid advances in financial technology are transforming the economic and financial landscape, offering wide-ranging opportunities while raising potential risks. Fintech can support potential growth and poverty red...

The Bali Fintech Agenda—Background Paper

The Bali Fintech Agenda—Background Paper »

Source: The Bali Fintech Agenda

Volume/Issue: 2018/050

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund;World Bank;International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Legal Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 October 2018

ISBN: 9781498309950

Keywords: International monetary system, Central banks, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial services, Financial safety nets, financial integrity, financial system, financial stability, national authority, IMF

"Rapid advances in financial technology are transforming the economic and financial landscape, offering wide-ranging opportunities while raising potential risks. Fintech can support potential growth and poverty red...