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2. Competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa: Marking Time or Moving Ahead?

2. Competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa: Marking Time or Moving Ahead? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015 : Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513597331

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa; commodity exporters; oil-exporting countries; competitiveness; trade integration; income inequality; gender inequality

In recent years the sub-Saharan African region has experienced strong real GDP growth and substantial trade integration. However, growth in sub-Saharan Africa’s trade volumes has not kept up with growth in t...

1. Dealing with the Gathering Clouds

1. Dealing with the Gathering Clouds »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015 : Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513597331

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa; commodity exporters; oil-exporting countries; competitiveness; trade integration; income inequality; gender inequality

Economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa has weakened markedly. To be sure, growth—at 3¾ percent this year and 4¼ percent in 2016—still remains higher than in many other emerging and developing regions of the...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015 : Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513597331

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa; commodity exporters; oil-exporting countries; competitiveness; trade integration; income inequality; gender inequality

Dealing with the Gathering Clouds Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has weakened markedly, and is now expected at 3¾ percent this year and 4¼ percent in 2016, from 5 perce...

2. How Inclusive Has Africa’s Recent High-Growth Episode Been?

2. How Inclusive Has Africa’s Recent High-Growth Episode Been? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2011, Sub-Saharan Africa : Sustaining the Expansion

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 October 2011

ISBN: 9781616351250

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, exchange rate regimes, exporting countries, surveys

INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY This chapter focuses on the apparent disconnect between recent growth and poverty outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa...

I. Overview

I. Overview »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, Fall 2006, Sub-Saharan Africa, Supplement

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2006

ISBN: 9781589065925

Keywords: exchange rate regime, exchange rate, importing countries, oil-importing countries, exporting countries

The continuing rise in oil prices is having profound effects on the countries in sub-Saharan African (SSA). 1 This report sets out to examine those effects and answer such basic q...

I. Overview

I. Overview »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067110

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, capital inflows, exchange rate regime

Macroeconomic developments in sub-Saharan Africa were broadly positive in 2007, with growth steady and as expected across most of the region. Inflation remains largely contained. The immediate p...

II. Developments in 2006

II. Developments in 2006 »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, Fall 2006, Sub-Saharan Africa, Supplement

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2006

ISBN: 9781589065925

Keywords: exchange rate regime, exchange rate, importing countries, oil-importing countries, exporting countries

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to moderate from 5.6 percent in 2005 to 4.8 percent in 2006 (Figure 2.1 and Table 2.1). 2 For oil exporters, there are temporary...

II. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

II. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067110

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, capital inflows, exchange rate regime

A marked improvement in macroeconomic conditions in most sub-Saharan African countries in recent years has reshaped the environment for monetary and exchange rate policy. A number of post-conflict economies...

III. Private Capital Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa: Financial Globalization’s Final Frontier?

III. Private Capital Flows to Sub-Saharan Africa: Financial Globalization’s Final Frontier? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2008, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 2008

ISBN: 9781589067110

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, capital inflows, exchange rate regime

Private capital inflows to sub-Saharan African countries, having more than quadrupled since 2000, represent an increasingly important share of foreign financing to these countries. 1...

III. Prospects for 2007

III. Prospects for 2007 »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, Fall 2006, Sub-Saharan Africa, Supplement

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2006

ISBN: 9781589065925

Keywords: exchange rate regime, exchange rate, importing countries, oil-importing countries, exporting countries

Average growth for SSA is projected to accelerate to 5.9 percent in 2007, primarily because of rising petroleum output in a few oil-producing countries (Figure 3.1). 18 Output gro...