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IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Mauritius

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Mauritius »

Source: Mauritius : Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2019/108

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498311946

Keywords: Credit, Public investments, Monetary policy, Financial statistics, Inflation, BOM, f.o.b., CFT, AML, Proj

This 2019 Article IV Consultation discusses that Mauritius is pursuing an ambitious strategy to foster inclusive growth and reach the high-income country milestone. Several structural challenges, notably, a shortag...

Mauritius
			: Selected Issues

Mauritius : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/109

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498311991.002

ISBN: 9781498311991

Keywords: Economic growth, Credit, Development, Interest rates, Interest rates on deposits, FCI, financial variable, deposit rate, percent of GDP, financial condition

This Selected Issues paper develops a Financial Conditions Index (FCI) for Mauritius-an instrument to gauge the operational state of the financial sector and predict real economy activity. Constructing a country-sp...

Mauritius
			: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation

Mauritius : Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation »

Volume/Issue: 2019/108

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498311946.002

ISBN: 9781498311946

Keywords: Credit, Public investments, Monetary policy, Financial statistics, Inflation, BOM, f.o.b., CFT, AML, Proj

This 2019 Article IV Consultation discusses that Mauritius is pursuing an ambitious strategy to foster inclusive growth and reach the high-income country milestone. Several structural challenges, notably, a shortag...

Mauritius: Selected Issues

Mauritius: Selected Issues »

Source: Mauritius : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2019/109

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498311991

Keywords: Economic growth, Credit, Development, Interest rates, Interest rates on deposits, FCI, financial variable, deposit rate, percent of GDP, financial condition

This Selected Issues paper develops a Financial Conditions Index (FCI) for Mauritius-an instrument to gauge the operational state of the financial sector and predict real economy activity. Constructing a country-sp...

Mauritius: Selected Issues

Mauritius: Selected Issues »

Source: Mauritius : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2019/109

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498311991

Keywords: Economic growth, Credit, Development, Interest rates, Interest rates on deposits, FCI, financial variable, deposit rate, percent of GDP, financial condition

This Selected Issues paper develops a Financial Conditions Index (FCI) for Mauritius-an instrument to gauge the operational state of the financial sector and predict real economy activity. Constructing a country-sp...

Mauritius: Selected Issues

Mauritius: Selected Issues »

Source: Mauritius : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2019/109

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498311991

Keywords: Economic growth, Credit, Development, Interest rates, Interest rates on deposits, FCI, financial variable, deposit rate, percent of GDP, financial condition

This Selected Issues paper develops a Financial Conditions Index (FCI) for Mauritius-an instrument to gauge the operational state of the financial sector and predict real economy activity. Constructing a country-sp...

Mauritius: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation

Mauritius: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Mauritius : Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2019/108

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498311946

Keywords: Credit, Public investments, Monetary policy, Financial statistics, Inflation, BOM, f.o.b., CFT, AML, Proj

This 2019 Article IV Consultation discusses that Mauritius is pursuing an ambitious strategy to foster inclusive growth and reach the high-income country milestone. Several structural challenges, notably, a shortag...

Mauritius: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Mauritius: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Mauritius : Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2019/108

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498311946

Keywords: Credit, Public investments, Monetary policy, Financial statistics, Inflation, BOM, f.o.b., CFT, AML, Proj

This 2019 Article IV Consultation discusses that Mauritius is pursuing an ambitious strategy to foster inclusive growth and reach the high-income country milestone. Several structural challenges, notably, a shortag...

Statement by Mohamed-Lemine Raghani, Executive Director for Mauritius Thierry Paul Nguema-Affane, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, and Kelvio Carvalho da Silveira, Advisor to the Executive Director Executive Board Meeting April 22, 2019

Statement by Mohamed-Lemine Raghani, Executive Director for Mauritius Thierry Paul Nguema-Affane, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, and Kelvio Carvalho da Silveira, Advisor to the Executive Director Executive Board Meeting April 22, 2019 »

Source: Mauritius : Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2019/108

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498311946

Keywords: Credit, Public investments, Monetary policy, Financial statistics, Inflation, BOM, f.o.b., CFT, AML, Proj

This 2019 Article IV Consultation discusses that Mauritius is pursuing an ambitious strategy to foster inclusive growth and reach the high-income country milestone. Several structural challenges, notably, a shortag...

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...

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...

Mauritius
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on the Price Statistics Mission

Mauritius : Technical Assistance Report-Report on the Price Statistics Mission »

Volume/Issue: 2018/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484374122.002

ISBN: 9781484374122

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius

In response to a request from Statistics Mauritius, a technical assistance mission1 took place during March 14-23, 2018 to assess the methodological soundness of all price indexes compiled. These include the produc...

Mauritius

Mauritius »

Source: Mauritius : Technical Assistance Report-Report on the Price Statistics Mission

Volume/Issue: 2018/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484374122

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius

In response to a request from Statistics Mauritius, a technical assistance mission1 took place during March 14-23, 2018 to assess the methodological soundness of all price indexes compiled. These include the produc...

Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Exploring Different Channels

Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa : Exploring Different Channels »

Volume/Issue: 2018/1

Series: Spillover Notes

Author(s): Francisco Arizala , Matthieu Bellon , Margaux MacDonald , Montfort Mlachila , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484367148.062

ISBN: 9781484367148

Keywords: Uganda, Togo, Tanzania, Swaziland, South Sudan, Spillovers, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sierra Leone, Congo, Republic of, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

After close to two decades of strong economic activity, overall growth in sub-Saharan Africa decelerated markedly in 2015-16 as the largest economies experienced negative or flat growth. Regional growth started rec...

Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa : Exploring Different Channels

Volume/Issue: 2018/1

Series: Spillover Notes

Author(s): Francisco Arizala , Matthieu Bellon , Margaux MacDonald , Montfort Mlachila , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2018

ISBN: 9781484367148

Keywords: Uganda, Togo, Tanzania, Swaziland, South Sudan, Spillovers, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sierra Leone, Congo, Republic of, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

After close to two decades of strong economic activity, overall growth in sub-Saharan Africa decelerated markedly in 2015-16 as the largest economies experienced negative or flat growth. Regional growth started rec...

Lessons for Effective  Fiscal Decentralization in  Sub-Saharan Africa

Lessons for Effective Fiscal Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2018/10

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Niko Hobdari , Vina Nguyen , Salvatore Dell'Erba , and Edgardo Ruggiero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484358269.087

ISBN: 9781484358269

Keywords: Kenya, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius

Fiscal decentralization is becoming a pressing issue in a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa, reflecting demands for a greater local voice in spending decisions and efforts to strengthen social cohesion. Aga...

Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2018/9

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Karim Barhoumi , Ha Vu , Shirin Nikaein Towfighian , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484360019.087

ISBN: 9781484360019

Keywords: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti

There is significant room to improve public investment efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa. Investment in sub-Saharan African countries is lagging vis-à-vis peers such as emerging and developing Asia as well as Latin...

Lessons for Effective  Fiscal Decentralization in  Sub-Saharan Africa

Lessons for Effective Fiscal Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Lessons for Effective Fiscal Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2018/10

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Niko Hobdari , Vina Nguyen , Salvatore Dell'Erba , and Edgardo Ruggiero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2018

ISBN: 9781484358269

Keywords: Kenya, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius

Fiscal decentralization is becoming a pressing issue in a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa, reflecting demands for a greater local voice in spending decisions and efforts to strengthen social cohesion. Aga...

Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Source: Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2018/9

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Karim Barhoumi , Ha Vu , Shirin Nikaein Towfighian , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2018

ISBN: 9781484360019

Keywords: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti

There is significant room to improve public investment efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa. Investment in sub-Saharan African countries is lagging vis-à-vis peers such as emerging and developing Asia as well as Latin...

Mauritius
			: Technical Assistance Report-Strengthening Bank Resolution and Crisis Management Framework

Mauritius : Technical Assistance Report-Strengthening Bank Resolution and Crisis Management Framework »

Volume/Issue: 2018/170

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484361825.002

ISBN: 9781484361825

Keywords: Financial sector, Bank resolution, Crisis management, Crisis prevention, Deposit insurance, Liquidity, Emergency assistance, Financial soundness indicators, Technical assistance missions, Technical Assistance Reports

This Technical Assistance Report discusses measures needed to strengthen bank resolution and crisis management framework in Mauritius. The current legal framework in Mauritius does not provide the supervisor with a...

Mauritius

Mauritius »

Source: Mauritius : Technical Assistance Report-Strengthening Bank Resolution and Crisis Management Framework

Volume/Issue: 2018/170

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484361825

Keywords: Financial sector, Bank resolution, Crisis management, Crisis prevention, Deposit insurance, Liquidity, Emergency assistance, Financial soundness indicators, Technical assistance missions, Technical Assistance Reports

This Technical Assistance Report discusses measures needed to strengthen bank resolution and crisis management framework in Mauritius. The current legal framework in Mauritius does not provide the supervisor with a...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Mauritius

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Mauritius »

Source: Mauritius : Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/362

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484331521

Keywords: Mauritius, Sub-Saharan Africa

Mauritius is seeking to become a high-income economy within the next ten years. The growth strategy is anchored around an ambitious public investment program and improvements in the business climate. However, fisca...

Mauritius
			: Selected Issues

Mauritius : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484331576.002

ISBN: 9781484331576

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius

Selected Issues...

Mauritius
			: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Mauritius : Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/362

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484331521.002

ISBN: 9781484331521

Keywords: Mauritius, Sub-Saharan Africa

Mauritius is seeking to become a high-income economy within the next ten years. The growth strategy is anchored around an ambitious public investment program and improvements in the business climate. However, fisca...

Mauritius: Selected Issues

Mauritius: Selected Issues »

Source: Mauritius : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484331576

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius

Selected Issues...

Mauritius: Selected Issues

Mauritius: Selected Issues »

Source: Mauritius : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484331576

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius

Selected Issues...

Mauritius: Selected Issues

Mauritius: Selected Issues »

Source: Mauritius : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/363

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484331576

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius

Selected Issues...

Mauritius: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation

Mauritius: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Mauritius : Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/362

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484331521

Keywords: Mauritius, Sub-Saharan Africa

Mauritius is seeking to become a high-income economy within the next ten years. The growth strategy is anchored around an ambitious public investment program and improvements in the business climate. However, fisca...

Mauritius: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Mauritius: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Mauritius : Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/362

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484331521

Keywords: Mauritius, Sub-Saharan Africa

Mauritius is seeking to become a high-income economy within the next ten years. The growth strategy is anchored around an ambitious public investment program and improvements in the business climate. However, fisca...

Mauritius
			: Technical Assistance Report-Towards Accrual Accounting and the Adoption of International Standards

Mauritius : Technical Assistance Report-Towards Accrual Accounting and the Adoption of International Standards »

Volume/Issue: 2017/326

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484325285.002

ISBN: 9781484325285

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius

This Technical Assistance Report discusses the technical advice and recommendations of the IMF mission to the authorities of Mauritius regarding implementation of an accrual accounting framework and the adoption of...

Mauritius

Mauritius »

Source: Mauritius : Technical Assistance Report-Towards Accrual Accounting and the Adoption of International Standards

Volume/Issue: 2017/326

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Fiscal Affairs Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2017

ISBN: 9781484325285

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Mauritius

This Technical Assistance Report discusses the technical advice and recommendations of the IMF mission to the authorities of Mauritius regarding implementation of an accrual accounting framework and the adoption of...

Medium-Term Budget Frameworks in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Medium-Term Budget Frameworks in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2017/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Allen , Taz Chaponda , Lesley Fisher , and Rohini Ray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484314203.001

ISBN: 9781484314203

Keywords: Zambia, Congo, Republic of, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Togo, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland, Sub-Saharan Africa

More than 15 years ago, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa embarked on a program of budgetary reform, an important element of which was a medium-term budget framework (MTBF). This working paper focuses on the per...

Medium-Term Budget Frameworks in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Medium-Term Budget Frameworks in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Source: Medium-Term Budget Frameworks in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2017/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Richard Allen , Taz Chaponda , Lesley Fisher , and Rohini Ray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484314203

Keywords: Zambia, Congo, Republic of, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Togo, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland, Sub-Saharan Africa

More than 15 years ago, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa embarked on a program of budgetary reform, an important element of which was a medium-term budget framework (MTBF). This working paper focuses on the per...

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...

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484314166.001

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...

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Size and Determinants

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa : Size and Determinants »

Volume/Issue: 2017/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leandro Medina , Andrew Jonelis , and Mehmet Cangul

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484305942.001

ISBN: 9781484305942

Keywords: Uganda, South Africa, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo

The multiple indicator-multiple cause (MIMIC) method is a well-established tool for measuring informal economic activity. However, it has been criticized because GDP is used both as a cause and indicator variable....

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa : Size and Determinants

Volume/Issue: 2017/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leandro Medina , Andrew Jonelis , and Mehmet Cangul

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484305942

Keywords: Uganda, South Africa, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo

The multiple indicator-multiple cause (MIMIC) method is a well-established tool for measuring informal economic activity. However, it has been criticized because GDP is used both as a cause and indicator variable....

Chapter 4. Conclusion

Chapter 4. Conclusion »

Source: Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For?

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

Structural transformation in output and employment in sub-Saharan Africa has become a major concern of development economists. This is because analysis of past trends suggests that while the output transform...

Chapter 1. Output, Demographic, and Employment Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

Chapter 1. Output, Demographic, and Employment Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia »

Source: Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For?

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

Structural transformation has become a widely used macroeconomic measure of the quality of the economic development process. 1 It is widely accepted that in order for it to happen...

Chapter 3. Projecting Output, Employment, and Productivity Forward through 2020

Chapter 3. Projecting Output, Employment, and Productivity Forward through 2020 »

Source: Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For?

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

This chapter uses the previously developed output and employment projections and analyzes what they mean for medium-term structural transformation in sub-Saharan Africa. The methodology for the projections i...

Chapter 2. Transformation and Productivity: Comparison with Asia

Chapter 2. Transformation and Productivity: Comparison with Asia »

Source: Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For?

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

Productivity Transformation The employment and output data were combined to make assessments of the speed of structural adjustment in sub-Saharan Africa compared with Asian countries...

Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity
			: What Can Africa Hope For?

Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For? »

Volume: 17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475583397.087

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

This paper provides the most complete analysis of the structural transformation among low- and low-middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to date....

Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity: What Can Africa Hope For?

Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity: What Can Africa Hope For? »

Source: Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For?

Volume: 17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

This paper provides the most complete analysis of the structural transformation among low- and low-middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to date....

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For?

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

This paper provides the most complete analysis of the structural transformation among low- and low-middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to date....

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...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475563115.001

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...

Sub-Saharan African Migration
			: Patterns and Spillovers

Sub-Saharan African Migration : Patterns and Spillovers »

Volume/Issue: 2016/09

Series: Spillover Notes

Author(s): Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Ermal Hitaj , Montfort Mlachila , Arina Viseth , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 November 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475546668.062

ISBN: 9781475546668

Keywords: Togo, Tanzania, Uganda, Swaziland, Spillovers, Sub-Saharan Africa, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone

Amid rapid population growth, migration in sub-Saharan Africa has been increasing briskly over the last 20 years. Up to the 1990s, the stock of migrants-citizens of one country living in another country-was dominat...

Sub-Saharan African Migration

Sub-Saharan African Migration »

Source: Sub-Saharan African Migration : Patterns and Spillovers

Volume/Issue: 2016/09

Series: Spillover Notes

Author(s): Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Ermal Hitaj , Montfort Mlachila , Arina Viseth , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475546668

Keywords: Togo, Tanzania, Uganda, Swaziland, Spillovers, Sub-Saharan Africa, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone

Amid rapid population growth, migration in sub-Saharan Africa has been increasing briskly over the last 20 years. Up to the 1990s, the stock of migrants-citizens of one country living in another country-was dominat...

3. Boosting Financial Sector Development

3. Boosting Financial Sector Development »

Source: Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , Ahmat Jidoud , Monique Newiak , Bozena Radzewicz-Bak , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475532401

Sound macroeconomic fundamentals have been driving financial development in sub-Saharan African countries, while weak institutional quality has been hindering it in many countries of the region....

Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth »

Volume: 16

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , Ahmat Jidoud , Monique Newiak , Bozena Radzewicz-Bak , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475532401.087

ISBN: 9781475532401

Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa...

5. Ensuring Continued Financial Stability

5. Ensuring Continued Financial Stability »

Source: Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , Ahmat Jidoud , Monique Newiak , Bozena Radzewicz-Bak , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475532401

Key financial stability indicators—while stronger than in the past—have come under pressure more recently, possible presaging a slower pace of financial development in the future. Progress in su...

2. Financial Development, Growth, and Volatility

2. Financial Development, Growth, and Volatility »

Source: Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , Ahmat Jidoud , Monique Newiak , Bozena Radzewicz-Bak , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475532401

Empirical estimates suggest that financial development has supported growth and reduced its volatility in sub-Saharan Africa. It has facilitated other economic policies in enhancing growth and s...

Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth »

Source: Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Volume: 16

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , Ahmat Jidoud , Monique Newiak , Bozena Radzewicz-Bak , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475532401

Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , Ahmat Jidoud , Monique Newiak , Bozena Radzewicz-Bak , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475532401

Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa...

6. Policies for Supporting Financial Development and Stability

6. Policies for Supporting Financial Development and Stability »

Source: Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , Ahmat Jidoud , Monique Newiak , Bozena Radzewicz-Bak , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475532401

While financial development has contributed to economic growth and reduced its volatility in sub-Saharan Africa, the region is well below its possibility frontier. To reap the full benefits of f...

4. Promoting Financial Inclusion

4. Promoting Financial Inclusion »

Source: Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , Ahmat Jidoud , Monique Newiak , Bozena Radzewicz-Bak , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475532401

Access to traditional financial services in sub-Saharan Africa remains low relative to other regions, in particular for the poor, the uneducated, and women. Closing gaps in financial inclusion,...

1. Tracking Financial Development

1. Tracking Financial Development »

Source: Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , Ahmat Jidoud , Monique Newiak , Bozena Radzewicz-Bak , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475532401

In most sub-Saharan African countries, financial development has progressed over the past four decades. However, with the exception of the region’s middle-income countries, both financial market...

6. Conclusions

6. Conclusions »

Source: Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal policy, Cyclical indicators, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oil exporting states, fiscal policy, sub-saharan Africa, oil exporters, financial markets,

Sub-Saharan African countries have in general run procyclical fiscal policies since 2000. This is not surprising in light of the fact that the majority of them are low-income and/or resource-dependent econom...

5. Country Case Studies

5. Country Case Studies »

Source: Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal policy, Cyclical indicators, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oil exporting states, fiscal policy, sub-saharan Africa, oil exporters, financial markets,

This chapter examines the experience of three countries to establish and implement fiscal frameworks aimed at generating financial savings for rainy days: Nigeria, Botswana, and Chile....

Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Source: Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume: 16

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal policy, Cyclical indicators, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oil exporting states, fiscal policy, sub-saharan Africa, oil exporters, financial markets,

Excessively procyclical fiscal policy can be harmful. This paper investigates to what extent the fiscal policies of sub-Saharan African countries were procyclical in recent years and the reasons for the degree of f...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal policy, Cyclical indicators, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oil exporting states, fiscal policy, sub-saharan Africa, oil exporters, financial markets,

Excessively procyclical fiscal policy can be harmful. This paper investigates to what extent the fiscal policies of sub-Saharan African countries were procyclical in recent years and the reasons for the degree of f...

Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Volume: 16

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513563541.087

ISBN: 9781513563541

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal policy, Cyclical indicators, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oil exporting states, fiscal policy, sub-saharan Africa, oil exporters, financial markets,

Excessively procyclical fiscal policy can be harmful. This paper investigates to what extent the fiscal policies of sub-Saharan African countries were procyclical in recent years and the reasons for the degree of f...

2. How to Measure the Degree of Fiscal Procyclicality

2. How to Measure the Degree of Fiscal Procyclicality »

Source: Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal policy, Cyclical indicators, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oil exporting states, fiscal policy, sub-saharan Africa, oil exporters, financial markets,

The focus of this paper is to analyze the link between the fiscal policy stance and economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa between 2000 and 2014, a period marked by relatively high rates of growth, a substa...

1. Introduction

1. Introduction »

Source: Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal policy, Cyclical indicators, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oil exporting states, fiscal policy, sub-saharan Africa, oil exporters, financial markets,

The cyclical behavior of fiscal policy affects sub-Saharan African countries because many of them depend on commodity exports or have been gaining access to international capital markets in recent years, and...

Overview

Overview »

Source: Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal policy, Cyclical indicators, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oil exporting states, fiscal policy, sub-saharan Africa, oil exporters, financial markets,

Excessively procyclical fiscal policy can be harmful. This paper investigates to what extent the fiscal policies of sub-Saharan African countries were procyclical in recent years and the reasons for the degr...

3. To What Extent Has the Fiscal Policy Been Procyclical among Sub-Saharan African Countries?

3. To What Extent Has the Fiscal Policy Been Procyclical among Sub-Saharan African Countries? »

Source: Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal policy, Cyclical indicators, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oil exporting states, fiscal policy, sub-saharan Africa, oil exporters, financial markets,

The Business Cycle in Sub-Saharan Africa First, this chapter illustrates the stylized facts of the business cycle dynamics among sub-Saharan African countries in recent years. While...

4. What Explains the Degree of Fiscal Policy Procyclicality among Sub-Saharan African Countries?

4. What Explains the Degree of Fiscal Policy Procyclicality among Sub-Saharan African Countries? »

Source: Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

Keywords: Fiscal analysis, Fiscal policy, Cyclical indicators, Sub-Saharan Africa, Oil exporting states, fiscal policy, sub-saharan Africa, oil exporters, financial markets,

This chapter examines factors that may influence the way fiscal policy has been conducted over the business cycle—that is, the degree of fiscal policy procyclicality—in each of the sample sub-Saharan African...

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...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475569339.001

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...

Women's Opportunities and Challenges in Sub-Saharan African Job Markets

Women's Opportunities and Challenges in Sub-Saharan African Job Markets »

Volume/Issue: 2016/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christine Dieterich , Anni Huang , and Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484388518.001

ISBN: 9781484388518

Keywords: Multi-sector Labor Market, Agriculture Feminization, Female Informal Employment, Household Enterprise Employment, SSA Labor Market

As labor market data is scarce in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), this paper uses household survey data to analyze the determinants of the gender gap in the labor market and its welfare implications for five SSA countrie...

Women's Opportunities and Challenges in Sub-Saharan African Job Markets

Women's Opportunities and Challenges in Sub-Saharan African Job Markets »

Source: Women's Opportunities and Challenges in Sub-Saharan African Job Markets

Volume/Issue: 2016/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christine Dieterich , Anni Huang , and Alun Thomas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2016

ISBN: 9781484388518

Keywords: Multi-sector Labor Market, Agriculture Feminization, Female Informal Employment, Household Enterprise Employment, SSA Labor Market

As labor market data is scarce in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), this paper uses household survey data to analyze the determinants of the gender gap in the labor market and its welfare implications for five SSA countrie...

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth
			: Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth : Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2016/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , Mumtaz Hussain , Monique Newiak , Vimal Thakoor , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484382349.001

ISBN: 9781484382349

Keywords: Income inequality, gender inequality, economic growth, and sub-Saharan Africa

A growing body of empirical evidence suggests that inequality-income or gender related-can impede economic growth. Using dynamic panel regressions and new time series data, this paper finds that both income and gen...

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth »

Source: Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth : Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2016/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , Mumtaz Hussain , Monique Newiak , Vimal Thakoor , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2016

ISBN: 9781484382349

Keywords: Income inequality, gender inequality, economic growth, and sub-Saharan Africa

A growing body of empirical evidence suggests that inequality-income or gender related-can impede economic growth. Using dynamic panel regressions and new time series data, this paper finds that both income and gen...

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...

3. Inequality and Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

3. Inequality and Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa »

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

Sub-Saharan Africa has among the highest levels of inequality—both income and gender—in the world, even after accounting for the lower levels of per capita income in the region. With growing international ev...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015
			: Sub-Saharan Africa

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513597331.086

ISBN: 9781513597331

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

Growth in sub-Saharan Africa has weakened after more than a decade of solid growth, although this overall outlook masks considerable variation across the region. Some countries have been negatively affected by fall...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

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

Growth in sub-Saharan Africa has weakened after more than a decade of solid growth, although this overall outlook masks considerable variation across the region. Some countries have been negatively affected by fall...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

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

Growth in sub-Saharan Africa has weakened after more than a decade of solid growth, although this overall outlook masks considerable variation across the region. Some countries have been negatively affected by fall...

Statistical Appendix

Statistical Appendix »

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

Unless otherwise noted, data and projections presented in this Regional Economic Outlook are IMF staff estimates as of 18 September, 2015, consistent with the projections underlying the October 2015 World Ec...

Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities

Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities »

Source: Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities : Africa Training Institute Subaccount for Selected Fund Activities

Volume/Issue: 2013/033

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2013

ISBN: 9781498341943

Keywords: Africa Training Institute, Executive Board decisions, External financing, External training programs, Framework Administered Account, Lapse of time approval, Globalization, Development, Investment, Wages

In March 2009, the Fund established a new Framework Administered Account to administer external financial resources for selected Fund activities (the 'SFA Instrument').1 The financing of activities under the terms...

Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities
			:  Africa Training Institute Subaccount for Selected Fund Activities

Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities : Africa Training Institute Subaccount for Selected Fund Activities »

Volume/Issue: 2013/033

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498341943.007

ISBN: 9781498341943

Keywords: Africa Training Institute, Executive Board decisions, External financing, External training programs, Framework Administered Account, Lapse of time approval, Globalization, Development, Investment, Wages

In March 2009, the Fund established a new Framework Administered Account to administer external financial resources for selected Fund activities (the 'SFA Instrument').1 The financing of activities under the terms...

Mauritius
			: Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Assessment

Mauritius : Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2011/259

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 August 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463902285.002

ISBN: 9781463902285

Keywords: Financial management, Government expenditures, Public finance, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, External sector, Transition from cash to accrual accounting, Expenditure policy, Fiscal policy, ISCR, CR

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Mauritius

Mauritius »

Source: Mauritius : Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2011/259

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 August 2011

ISBN: 9781463902285

Keywords: Financial management, Government expenditures, Public finance, Intergovernmental fiscal relations, External sector, Transition from cash to accrual accounting, Expenditure policy, Fiscal policy, ISCR, CR

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Mauritius - Assessment Letter for the World Bank

Mauritius - Assessment Letter for the World Bank »

Volume/Issue: 2008/073

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498333870.007

ISBN: 9781498333870

Keywords: Assessment letters, Economic conditions, Economic reforms, Tax reforms, World Bank, Economic growth, Public financial management, Fiscal policy, Development, Unemployment

Assessment Letters or Statements may be prepared for member countries with Fund-supported programs; receiving Fund emergency assistance; with staff-monitored programs; or surveillance-only cases. They are typically...

Mauritius - Assessment Letter for the World Bank

Mauritius - Assessment Letter for the World Bank »

Source: Mauritius - Assessment Letter for the World Bank

Volume/Issue: 2008/073

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2008

ISBN: 9781498333870

Keywords: Assessment letters, Economic conditions, Economic reforms, Tax reforms, World Bank, Economic growth, Public financial management, Fiscal policy, Development, Unemployment

Assessment Letters or Statements may be prepared for member countries with Fund-supported programs; receiving Fund emergency assistance; with staff-monitored programs; or surveillance-only cases. They are typically...

Mauritius
			: Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Mauritius : Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism »

Volume/Issue: 2008/319

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451933598.002

ISBN: 9781451933598

Keywords: money laundering, terrorist financing, due diligence, suspicious transaction, money laundering regulations

A detailed assessment report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism for Mauritius is discussed. Mauritius is well placed to capitalize on its national strategy to diversify its economy in...

Mauritius

Mauritius »

Source: Mauritius : Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Volume/Issue: 2008/319

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 December 2008

ISBN: 9781451933598

Keywords: money laundering, terrorist financing, due diligence, suspicious transaction, money laundering regulations

A detailed assessment report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism for Mauritius is discussed. Mauritius is well placed to capitalize on its national strategy to diversify its economy in...

Mauritius - Assessment Letter in the Context of the Aid for Trade Initiative

Mauritius - Assessment Letter in the Context of the Aid for Trade Initiative »

Volume/Issue: 2006/044

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498332224.007

ISBN: 9781498332224

Keywords: Financial and Monetary Sector, Balance of payments, Unemployment, Terms of trade, Real effective exchange rates, sugar sector, potential growth, term of trade, article IV consultation, high world oil price

This note presents the IMF staff's assessment of recent macroeconomic developments in Mauritius and the authorities' reform strategy to address the negative impact of the loss of preferential access for the textile...

Mauritius - Assessment Letter in the Context of the Aid for Trade Initiative

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Volume/Issue: 2006/044

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2006

ISBN: 9781498332224

Keywords: Financial and Monetary Sector, Balance of payments, Unemployment, Terms of trade, Real effective exchange rates, sugar sector, potential growth, term of trade, article IV consultation, high world oil price

This note presents the IMF staff's assessment of recent macroeconomic developments in Mauritius and the authorities' reform strategy to address the negative impact of the loss of preferential access for the textile...

Mauritius
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

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Volume/Issue: 2005/280

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451827804.002

ISBN: 9781451827804

Keywords: international monetary fund, labor market, birth rate, death rate

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix provide background information and analytical support for key policy issues discussed in the 2004 Article IV Consultation discussions with Mauritius. The impact o...

Mauritius: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

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Source: Mauritius : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/280

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451827804

Keywords: international monetary fund, labor market, birth rate, death rate

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix provide background information and analytical support for key policy issues discussed in the 2004 Article IV Consultation discussions with Mauritius. The impact o...

Mauritius: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Mauritius: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Mauritius : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/280

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451827804

Keywords: international monetary fund, labor market, birth rate, death rate

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix provide background information and analytical support for key policy issues discussed in the 2004 Article IV Consultation discussions with Mauritius. The impact o...

Mauritius: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Mauritius: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Mauritius : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/280

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451827804

Keywords: international monetary fund, labor market, birth rate, death rate

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix provide background information and analytical support for key policy issues discussed in the 2004 Article IV Consultation discussions with Mauritius. The impact o...

Mauritius: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Mauritius: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Mauritius : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/280

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451827804

Keywords: international monetary fund, labor market, birth rate, death rate

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix provide background information and analytical support for key policy issues discussed in the 2004 Article IV Consultation discussions with Mauritius. The impact o...

Mauritius: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Mauritius: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Source: Mauritius : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 2005/280

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451827804

Keywords: international monetary fund, labor market, birth rate, death rate

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix provide background information and analytical support for key policy issues discussed in the 2004 Article IV Consultation discussions with Mauritius. The impact o...