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Source: Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-National Accounts Mission

Volume/Issue: 2020/303

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 November 2020

ISBN: 9781513561493

Keywords: National accounts, Financial sector, Health, Data collection, Trade in services, ISCR, CR, SB list, SB staff, SB frame

A technical assistance (TA) mission was conducted by IMF's Regional Technical Assistance Center for Southern Africa (AFS)1 during June 8-12, 2020 to assist Statistics Botswana (SB) in improving the quality of the n...

Botswana
			: Technical Assistance Report-National Accounts Mission

Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-National Accounts Mission »

Volume/Issue: 2020/303

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 November 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513561493.002

ISBN: 9781513561493

Keywords: National accounts, Financial sector, Health, Data collection, Trade in services, ISCR, CR, SB list, SB staff, SB frame

A technical assistance (TA) mission was conducted by IMF's Regional Technical Assistance Center for Southern Africa (AFS)1 during June 8-12, 2020 to assist Statistics Botswana (SB) in improving the quality of the n...

Botswana: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Botswana: 2019 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana »

Source: Botswana : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Volume/Issue: 2020/78

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2020

ISBN: 9781513537375

Keywords: Economic sectors, Fiscal policy, External sector, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic indicators, ISCR, CR, SACU, non-mineral, net lend

This 2019 Article IV Consultation focuses on Botswana near- and medium-term challenges and policy priorities and was prepared before COVID-19 became a global pandemic and resulted in unprecedented strains in global...

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

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

Source: Botswana : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Volume/Issue: 2020/78

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2020

ISBN: 9781513537375

Keywords: Economic sectors, Fiscal policy, External sector, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic indicators, ISCR, CR, SACU, non-mineral, net lend

This 2019 Article IV Consultation focuses on Botswana near- and medium-term challenges and policy priorities and was prepared before COVID-19 became a global pandemic and resulted in unprecedented strains in global...

Botswana: Staff Report for the Article IV Consultation — Supplementary Information

Botswana: Staff Report for the Article IV Consultation — Supplementary Information »

Source: Botswana : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Volume/Issue: 2020/78

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2020

ISBN: 9781513537375

Keywords: Economic sectors, Fiscal policy, External sector, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic indicators, ISCR, CR, SACU, non-mineral, net lend

This 2019 Article IV Consultation focuses on Botswana near- and medium-term challenges and policy priorities and was prepared before COVID-19 became a global pandemic and resulted in unprecedented strains in global...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Botswana

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Botswana »

Source: Botswana : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Volume/Issue: 2020/78

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2020

ISBN: 9781513537375

Keywords: Economic sectors, Fiscal policy, External sector, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic indicators, ISCR, CR, SACU, non-mineral, net lend

This 2019 Article IV Consultation focuses on Botswana near- and medium-term challenges and policy priorities and was prepared before COVID-19 became a global pandemic and resulted in unprecedented strains in global...

Botswana
			: 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Botswana : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana »

Volume/Issue: 2020/78

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513537375.002

ISBN: 9781513537375

Keywords: Economic sectors, Fiscal policy, External sector, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic indicators, ISCR, CR, SACU, non-mineral, net lend

This 2019 Article IV Consultation focuses on Botswana near- and medium-term challenges and policy priorities and was prepared before COVID-19 became a global pandemic and resulted in unprecedented strains in global...

Statement by Ms. Mannathoko and Mr. Abdullahi on Botswana March 9, 2020

Statement by Ms. Mannathoko and Mr. Abdullahi on Botswana March 9, 2020 »

Source: Botswana : 2019 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Volume/Issue: 2020/78

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2020

ISBN: 9781513537375

Keywords: Economic sectors, Fiscal policy, External sector, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic indicators, ISCR, CR, SACU, non-mineral, net lend

This 2019 Article IV Consultation focuses on Botswana near- and medium-term challenges and policy priorities and was prepared before COVID-19 became a global pandemic and resulted in unprecedented strains in global...

Botswana

Botswana »

Source: Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Report on National Accounts Mission

Volume/Issue: 2020/53

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 February 2020

ISBN: 9781513530901

Keywords: Financial statistics, National accounts, Economic analysis, Financial services industry, Price indexes, ISCR, CR, SUT, national account, GVA

This paper presents the Technical Assistance report National Accounts Mission in Botswana. As a result of recommendations made during the previous mission, Statistics Botswana (SB) have revised the release date for...

Botswana
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on National Accounts Mission

Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Report on National Accounts Mission »

Volume/Issue: 2020/53

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 February 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513530901.002

ISBN: 9781513530901

Keywords: Financial statistics, National accounts, Economic analysis, Financial services industry, Price indexes, ISCR, CR, SUT, national account, GVA

This paper presents the Technical Assistance report National Accounts Mission in Botswana. As a result of recommendations made during the previous mission, Statistics Botswana (SB) have revised the release date for...

Botswana

Botswana »

Source: Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Report on the National Accounts Mission

Volume/Issue: 2019/149

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498318044

Keywords: Financial statistics, Financial services industry, Statistics, Services industry, Consumer price indexes, rebase, national account, rebasing, rebased, economic census

This paper discusses results of a technical assistance report prepared to assist Statistics Botswana (SB) improve the quality of the national accounts statistics. SB is currently rebasing the annual national accoun...

Botswana

Botswana »

Source: Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Report on Price Statistics Mission

Volume/Issue: 2019/158

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498319065

Keywords: Price indexes, Gross domestic product, Price structures, Economic growth, Consumption, price data, PPI, CPI, rebasing, national account

This paper discusses the report on Botswana by technical assistance mission conducted in response to a request from Statistics Botswana (SB) to assist with updating the consumer price index (CPI) and to review prog...

Botswana
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on Price Statistics Mission

Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Report on Price Statistics Mission »

Volume/Issue: 2019/158

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498319065.002

ISBN: 9781498319065

Keywords: Price indexes, Gross domestic product, Price structures, Economic growth, Consumption, price data, PPI, CPI, rebasing, national account

This paper discusses the report on Botswana by technical assistance mission conducted in response to a request from Statistics Botswana (SB) to assist with updating the consumer price index (CPI) and to review prog...

Botswana
			: Technical Assistance Report-Report on the National Accounts Mission

Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Report on the National Accounts Mission »

Volume/Issue: 2019/149

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 June 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498318044.002

ISBN: 9781498318044

Keywords: Financial statistics, Financial services industry, Statistics, Services industry, Consumer price indexes, rebase, national account, rebasing, rebased, economic census

This paper discusses results of a technical assistance report prepared to assist Statistics Botswana (SB) improve the quality of the national accounts statistics. SB is currently rebasing the annual national accoun...

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...

Botswana

Botswana »

Source: Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics

Volume/Issue: 2018/349

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484387955

Keywords: Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa

In response to a request for IMF technical assistance (TA) made by the Botswana authorities and in consultation with the IMF's African Department, a government finance statistics (GFS) TA mission from the IMF's St...

Botswana

Botswana »

Source: Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics

Volume/Issue: 2018/348

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484387887

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Botswana

In response to a request for IMF technical assistance (TA) made by the Botswana authorities and in consultation with the IMF's African Department, a government finance statistics (GFS) TA mission from the IMF's St...

Botswana

Botswana »

Source: Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics

Volume/Issue: 2018/350

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484388013

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Botswana

A Government Finance Statistics (GFS) technical assistance (TA) mission visited Gaborone, Botswana, during October 9-20, 2017 to support the Botswana Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED) in improving...

Botswana
			: Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics

Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics »

Volume/Issue: 2018/349

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387955.002

ISBN: 9781484387955

Keywords: Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa

In response to a request for IMF technical assistance (TA) made by the Botswana authorities and in consultation with the IMF's African Department, a government finance statistics (GFS) TA mission from the IMF's St...

Botswana
			: Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics

Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics »

Volume/Issue: 2018/348

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484387887.002

ISBN: 9781484387887

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Botswana

In response to a request for IMF technical assistance (TA) made by the Botswana authorities and in consultation with the IMF's African Department, a government finance statistics (GFS) TA mission from the IMF's St...

Botswana
			: Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics

Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Government Finance Statistics »

Volume/Issue: 2018/350

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484388013.002

ISBN: 9781484388013

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Botswana

A Government Finance Statistics (GFS) technical assistance (TA) mission visited Gaborone, Botswana, during October 9-20, 2017 to support the Botswana Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MFED) in improving...

Botswana: 2018 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Botswana: 2018 Article IV Consultation—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana »

Source: Botswana : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Volume/Issue: 2018/268

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484375426

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal reforms, Public sector, Private sector, Employment, Income inequality, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Press releases

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that sizable buffers and prudent policies have kept Botswana's economy stable despite diamond market weakness and volatility. In 2017, despite higher diamond production,...

Botswana: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Botswana: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Botswana : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Volume/Issue: 2018/268

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484375426

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal reforms, Public sector, Private sector, Employment, Income inequality, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Press releases

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that sizable buffers and prudent policies have kept Botswana's economy stable despite diamond market weakness and volatility. In 2017, despite higher diamond production,...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Botswana

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation with Botswana »

Source: Botswana : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Volume/Issue: 2018/268

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484375426

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal reforms, Public sector, Private sector, Employment, Income inequality, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Press releases

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that sizable buffers and prudent policies have kept Botswana's economy stable despite diamond market weakness and volatility. In 2017, despite higher diamond production,...

Botswana
			: 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Botswana : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana »

Volume/Issue: 2018/268

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484375426.002

ISBN: 9781484375426

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal reforms, Public sector, Private sector, Employment, Income inequality, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Press releases

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that sizable buffers and prudent policies have kept Botswana's economy stable despite diamond market weakness and volatility. In 2017, despite higher diamond production,...

Statement by Mr. Maxwell Mkwezalamba, Mr.Abdulqafar Abdullahi, and Mr. Willie Nakunyada on Botswana August 31, 2018

Statement by Mr. Maxwell Mkwezalamba, Mr.Abdulqafar Abdullahi, and Mr. Willie Nakunyada on Botswana August 31, 2018 »

Source: Botswana : 2018 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Volume/Issue: 2018/268

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 September 2018

ISBN: 9781484375426

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal reforms, Public sector, Private sector, Employment, Income inequality, Economic growth, Economic indicators, Debt sustainability analysis, Press releases

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that sizable buffers and prudent policies have kept Botswana's economy stable despite diamond market weakness and volatility. In 2017, despite higher diamond production,...

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...

20 A Structural Analysis of the Determinants of Inflation in the CEMAC Region

20 A Structural Analysis of the Determinants of Inflation in the CEMAC Region »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction In this chapter 1 we aim to identify the main determinants of inflation in the Communauté Economique et Monétaire de l’Afrique Centra...

16 Do Money Targets Matter for Monetary Policy in Kenya?

16 Do Money Targets Matter for Monetary Policy in Kenya? »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction In the preceding chapter, we presented a semi-structural New Keynesian open economy model for low-income countries, and applied it to Kenya. We found that the model co...

4 Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa

4 Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction In this chapter we provide (i) an overview of some of the structural features of the economies of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and (ii) a systematic characterization of ec...

6 Identifying the Monetary Transmission Mechanism in Sub-Saharan Africa

6 Identifying the Monetary Transmission Mechanism in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction Central banks and researchers in low-income countries often use structural vector auto-regression (SVAR) models estimated on aggregate macroeconomic data to develop a...

9 Implementation Errors and Incomplete Information

9 Implementation Errors and Incomplete Information »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction As discussed in Chapter 6, recent empirical work has failed to find much evidence of a monetary transmission mechanism in low-income countries, including in Africa. So...

11 Implications of Food Subsistence for Monetary Policy and Inflation

11 Implications of Food Subsistence for Monetary Policy and Inflation »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction Central banks in low-income countries (LICs) have been adopting elements of inflation targeting since the mid-1990s, including an elevated focus on price stability and...

19 Inflation Forecast Targeting in a Low-Income Country: The Case of Ghana

19 Inflation Forecast Targeting in a Low-Income Country: The Case of Ghana »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction Over the past two decades, numerous monetary authorities have used inflation targeting to solve a chronic inflation problem. 1...

2 Inflation Targeting in Uganda

2 Inflation Targeting in Uganda »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction The Bank of Uganda (BOU) introduced its inflation targeting (IT) monetary policy framework in July 2011, replacing a monetary targeting (MT) framework which had been i...

18 Introducing a Semi-Structural Macroeconomic Model for Rwanda

18 Introducing a Semi-Structural Macroeconomic Model for Rwanda »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction After facing some challenges in the conduct of monetary policy and to further legitimize their commitment to a low and stable inflation, central banks of the East Afri...

3 Introduction to Part I

3 Introduction to Part I »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

Our understanding of monetary policy in LICs, as with any economic subject, must be fundamentally empirical. Theory is unlikely to give an unambiguous answer to any important policy...

7 Introduction to Part II

7 Introduction to Part II »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

The chapters in Part II reflect our efforts over the last few years to use simple dynamic general equilibrium models to analyse monetary policy issues facing sub-Saharan African (SS...

14 Introduction to Part III

14 Introduction to Part III »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

In Part III we present various applications of quantitative dynamic stochastic general equilibrium models to SSA countries. Unlike the previous chapters, which provided broad guidance, the emphasis here is o...

13 Modelling Sterilized Interventions and Balance Sheet Effects of Monetary Policy in a New Keynesian Framework

13 Modelling Sterilized Interventions and Balance Sheet Effects of Monetary Policy in a New Keynesian Framework »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction Monetary policy is defined by the objectives, targets, and instruments that both guide and characterize the behaviour of central banks. 1...

17 Monetary Policy in Low-Income Countries in the Face of the Global Crisis: A Structural Analysis

17 Monetary Policy in Low-Income Countries in the Face of the Global Crisis: A Structural Analysis »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction Understanding the impact of the global financial crisis in low-income countries (LICs) is an important task for national authorities and international organizations....

1 Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction Central banks (CBs) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have made great progress over the past two decades in stabilizing inflation, to single digits on average, in the contex...

Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780198785811.071

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

Monetary policy in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) has undergone an important transformation in recent decades. With the advent of sustained growth and generally stable fiscal policies in much of the region, many countries...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

Monetary policy in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) has undergone an important transformation in recent decades. With the advent of sustained growth and generally stable fiscal policies in much of the region, many countries...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

Monetary policy in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) has undergone an important transformation in recent decades. With the advent of sustained growth and generally stable fiscal policies in much of the region, many countries...

10 On the First-Round Effects of International Food Price Shocks

10 On the First-Round Effects of International Food Price Shocks »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction In this chapter 1 we use a stylized open-economy model to define, analytically, first-round effects on inflation stemming from intern...

8 On the Role of Money Targets in the Monetary Policy Framework in SSA

8 On the Role of Money Targets in the Monetary Policy Framework in SSA »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction This chapter introduces a theme to which we return in several of the chapters of the book—the role of money targets. This theme grows out of the fact that, as discusse...

15 On the Sources of Inflation in Kenya A Model-Based Approach

15 On the Sources of Inflation in Kenya A Model-Based Approach »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction Central banks in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have had a mixed inflation performance in recent years. 1 On the one hand, since the early...

Part I Empirical Evidence

Part I Empirical Evidence »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

...

Part II Analytical Issues Relevant for Monetary Policy Analysis in Sub-Saharan Africa

Part II Analytical Issues Relevant for Monetary Policy Analysis in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

...

Part III Applied Models for Policy Analysis and Forecasting in SSA: Selected Case Studies

Part III Applied Models for Policy Analysis and Forecasting in SSA: Selected Case Studies »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

...

5 The Monetary Transmission Mechanism

5 The Monetary Transmission Mechanism »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction In this chapter, we attempt to learn about the transmission mechanism by looking closely at a set of related cases in which policymakers in four countries (Kenya, Ugan...

12 The Short-Run Macroeconomics of Aid Inflows

12 The Short-Run Macroeconomics of Aid Inflows »

Source: Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

1 Introduction African countries are exposed to a variety of external shocks, which can generate large swings in output, inflation, and the balance of payments. The impact on the dom...

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...

Botswana: Selected Issues

Botswana: Selected Issues »

Source: Botswana : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/250

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2017

ISBN: 9781484314906

Keywords: Financial sector, Banking systems, Financial stability, Macroprudential Policy, Revenue mobilization, Tax administration, Value added tax, Unemployment, Labor markets, Selected issues

This Selected Issues paper examines the stability of the financial sector in Botswana. The financial system has grown rapidly over the years, but there is still substantial scope for expansion. Banks, institutional...

Botswana: Selected Issues

Botswana: Selected Issues »

Source: Botswana : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/250

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2017

ISBN: 9781484314906

Keywords: Financial sector, Banking systems, Financial stability, Macroprudential Policy, Revenue mobilization, Tax administration, Value added tax, Unemployment, Labor markets, Selected issues

This Selected Issues paper examines the stability of the financial sector in Botswana. The financial system has grown rapidly over the years, but there is still substantial scope for expansion. Banks, institutional...

Botswana: Selected Issues

Botswana: Selected Issues »

Source: Botswana : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/250

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2017

ISBN: 9781484314906

Keywords: Financial sector, Banking systems, Financial stability, Macroprudential Policy, Revenue mobilization, Tax administration, Value added tax, Unemployment, Labor markets, Selected issues

This Selected Issues paper examines the stability of the financial sector in Botswana. The financial system has grown rapidly over the years, but there is still substantial scope for expansion. Banks, institutional...

Botswana: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation

Botswana: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Botswana : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/249

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2017

ISBN: 9781484314814

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Economic growth, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Tax reforms, Public sector, Labor markets, Private sector, Executive Board decisions, Economic indicators

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights the recovery of Botswana's economic activity in 2016: real GDP growth was 4.3 percent. Mineral production has remained subdued, but diamond sales rebounded as conditions...

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

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

Source: Botswana : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/249

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2017

ISBN: 9781484314814

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Economic growth, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Tax reforms, Public sector, Labor markets, Private sector, Executive Board decisions, Economic indicators

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights the recovery of Botswana's economic activity in 2016: real GDP growth was 4.3 percent. Mineral production has remained subdued, but diamond sales rebounded as conditions...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Botswana

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Botswana »

Source: Botswana : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/249

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2017

ISBN: 9781484314814

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Economic growth, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Tax reforms, Public sector, Labor markets, Private sector, Executive Board decisions, Economic indicators

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights the recovery of Botswana's economic activity in 2016: real GDP growth was 4.3 percent. Mineral production has remained subdued, but diamond sales rebounded as conditions...

Botswana
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report

Botswana : 2017 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/249

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484314814.002

ISBN: 9781484314814

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Economic growth, Monetary policy, Fiscal policy, Tax reforms, Public sector, Labor markets, Private sector, Executive Board decisions, Economic indicators

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights the recovery of Botswana's economic activity in 2016: real GDP growth was 4.3 percent. Mineral production has remained subdued, but diamond sales rebounded as conditions...

Botswana
			: Selected Issues

Botswana : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/250

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 August 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484314906.002

ISBN: 9781484314906

Keywords: Financial sector, Banking systems, Financial stability, Macroprudential Policy, Revenue mobilization, Tax administration, Value added tax, Unemployment, Labor markets, Selected issues

This Selected Issues paper examines the stability of the financial sector in Botswana. The financial system has grown rapidly over the years, but there is still substantial scope for expansion. Banks, institutional...

Botswana

Botswana »

Source: Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2017/188

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484307489

Keywords: Public investment, Public finance, Fiscal policy, Capital stocks, Public-private partnership, Technical Assistance Reports, Botswana

This Technical Assistance Report presents an assessment of public investment management in Botswana. Botswana's public investment has been consistently high for the past 25 years coupled with prudent fiscal policy...

Botswana
			: Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment

Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Public Investment Management Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2017/188

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484307489.002

ISBN: 9781484307489

Keywords: Public investment, Public finance, Fiscal policy, Capital stocks, Public-private partnership, Technical Assistance Reports, Botswana

This Technical Assistance Report presents an assessment of public investment management in Botswana. Botswana's public investment has been consistently high for the past 25 years coupled with prudent fiscal policy...

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....

Botswana

Botswana »

Source: Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Banking Sector Safety Net and Crisis Management

Volume/Issue: 2017/49

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 March 2017

ISBN: 9781475578720

Keywords: Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa

This Technical Assistance Report evaluates the banking sector safety net and crisis management in Botswana. The current legislative framework guiding bank resolution and financial sector crisis management is weak,...

Botswana
			: Technical Assistance Report-Banking Sector Safety Net and Crisis Management

Botswana : Technical Assistance Report-Banking Sector Safety Net and Crisis Management »

Volume/Issue: 2017/49

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 March 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475578720.002

ISBN: 9781475578720

Keywords: Botswana, Sub-Saharan Africa

This Technical Assistance Report evaluates the banking sector safety net and crisis management in Botswana. The current legislative framework guiding bank resolution and financial sector crisis management is weak,...

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...

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...