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Education and Health for Inclusiveness

Education and Health for Inclusiveness »

Source: Education and Health for Inclusiveness

Volume/Issue: 2021/060

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deon Filmer , Roberta Gatti , Halsey Rogers , Nikola Spatafora , and Drilona Emrullahu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2021

ISBN: 9781513571539

Keywords: Education, Health, Human capital, Health care, Labor force, Inclusive Growth., WP, primary care, transfer program, basic education

We discuss existing shortfalls and inequalities in the accumulation of human capital-knowledge, skills, and health. We analyze their immediate and systemic causes, and assess the scope for public intervention. Th...

Education and Health for Inclusiveness

Education and Health for Inclusiveness »

Volume/Issue: 2021/060

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Deon Filmer , Roberta Gatti , Halsey Rogers , Nikola Spatafora , and Drilona Emrullahu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2021

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513571539.001

ISBN: 9781513571539

Keywords: Education, Health, Human capital, Health care, Labor force, Inclusive Growth., WP, primary care, transfer program, basic education

We discuss existing shortfalls and inequalities in the accumulation of human capital-knowledge, skills, and health. We analyze their immediate and systemic causes, and assess the scope for public intervention. Th...

Ghana: Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Ghana: Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana »

Source: Ghana : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2020/110

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513540870

Keywords: Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), External sector, Credit, Energy sector, Financial sector, Economic indicators, ISCR, CR, Proj, disbursement

This paper discusses Ghana's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). Growth is slowing down, financial conditions have tightened, and the exchange rate is under pressure. This has resulted i...

Ghana: Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Ghana: Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana »

Source: Ghana : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2020/110

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513540870

Keywords: Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), External sector, Credit, Energy sector, Financial sector, Economic indicators, ISCR, CR, Proj, disbursement

This paper discusses Ghana's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). Growth is slowing down, financial conditions have tightened, and the exchange rate is under pressure. This has resulted i...

IMF Executive Board approves a US$1 billion disbursement to Ghana to address the COVID-19 Pandemic

IMF Executive Board approves a US$1 billion disbursement to Ghana to address the COVID-19 Pandemic »

Source: Ghana : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2020/110

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513540870

Keywords: Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), External sector, Credit, Energy sector, Financial sector, Economic indicators, ISCR, CR, Proj, disbursement

This paper discusses Ghana's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). Growth is slowing down, financial conditions have tightened, and the exchange rate is under pressure. This has resulted i...

Ghana
			: Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Ghana : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana »

Volume/Issue: 2020/110

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513540870.002

ISBN: 9781513540870

Keywords: Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), External sector, Credit, Energy sector, Financial sector, Economic indicators, ISCR, CR, Proj, disbursement

This paper discusses Ghana's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). Growth is slowing down, financial conditions have tightened, and the exchange rate is under pressure. This has resulted i...

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

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/367

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513523347

Keywords: External sector, Energy sector, Financial sector, Monetary policy, Financial soundness indicators, ISCR, CR, Proj, primary balance, GDP

This 2019 Article IV Consultation with Ghana highlights discussions focused on strengthening institutions and policies to preserve macroeconomic stability and promote inclusive growth, building on the authorities'...

Ghana: Selected Issues Paper

Ghana: Selected Issues Paper »

Source: Ghana : Selected Issues Paper

Volume/Issue: 2019/368

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513523385

Keywords: Economic growth, Public sector, Financial sector, Economic sectors, Development, ISCR, CR, public corporation, non-financial, government security

This Selected Issues paper discusses growth strategy for Ghana. Ghana has achieved impressive development gains over the last decades, with rising incomes, lower poverty, and better health, education, and gender ou...

Ghana: Selected Issues Paper

Ghana: Selected Issues Paper »

Source: Ghana : Selected Issues Paper

Volume/Issue: 2019/368

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513523385

Keywords: Economic growth, Public sector, Financial sector, Economic sectors, Development, ISCR, CR, public corporation, non-financial, government security

This Selected Issues paper discusses growth strategy for Ghana. Ghana has achieved impressive development gains over the last decades, with rising incomes, lower poverty, and better health, education, and gender ou...

Ghana: Selected Issues Paper

Ghana: Selected Issues Paper »

Source: Ghana : Selected Issues Paper

Volume/Issue: 2019/368

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513523385

Keywords: Economic growth, Public sector, Financial sector, Economic sectors, Development, ISCR, CR, public corporation, non-financial, government security

This Selected Issues paper discusses growth strategy for Ghana. Ghana has achieved impressive development gains over the last decades, with rising incomes, lower poverty, and better health, education, and gender ou...

Ghana: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Debt Sustainability Analysis

Ghana: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Debt Sustainability Analysis »

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/367

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513523347

Keywords: External sector, Energy sector, Financial sector, Monetary policy, Financial soundness indicators, ISCR, CR, Proj, primary balance, GDP

This 2019 Article IV Consultation with Ghana highlights discussions focused on strengthening institutions and policies to preserve macroeconomic stability and promote inclusive growth, building on the authorities'...

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

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/367

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513523347

Keywords: External sector, Energy sector, Financial sector, Monetary policy, Financial soundness indicators, ISCR, CR, Proj, primary balance, GDP

This 2019 Article IV Consultation with Ghana highlights discussions focused on strengthening institutions and policies to preserve macroeconomic stability and promote inclusive growth, building on the authorities'...

Ghana: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Supplementary Information

Ghana: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation—Supplementary Information »

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/367

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513523347

Keywords: External sector, Energy sector, Financial sector, Monetary policy, Financial soundness indicators, ISCR, CR, Proj, primary balance, GDP

This 2019 Article IV Consultation with Ghana highlights discussions focused on strengthening institutions and policies to preserve macroeconomic stability and promote inclusive growth, building on the authorities'...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Ghana

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Ghana »

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/367

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513523347

Keywords: External sector, Energy sector, Financial sector, Monetary policy, Financial soundness indicators, ISCR, CR, Proj, primary balance, GDP

This 2019 Article IV Consultation with Ghana highlights discussions focused on strengthening institutions and policies to preserve macroeconomic stability and promote inclusive growth, building on the authorities'...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/367

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513523347.002

ISBN: 9781513523347

Keywords: External sector, Energy sector, Financial sector, Monetary policy, Financial soundness indicators, ISCR, CR, Proj, primary balance, GDP

This 2019 Article IV Consultation with Ghana highlights discussions focused on strengthening institutions and policies to preserve macroeconomic stability and promote inclusive growth, building on the authorities'...

Ghana
			: Selected Issues Paper

Ghana : Selected Issues Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2019/368

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513523385.002

ISBN: 9781513523385

Keywords: Economic growth, Public sector, Financial sector, Economic sectors, Development, ISCR, CR, public corporation, non-financial, government security

This Selected Issues paper discusses growth strategy for Ghana. Ghana has achieved impressive development gains over the last decades, with rising incomes, lower poverty, and better health, education, and gender ou...

Statement by Mr. Jafar Mojarrad, Executive Director for Ghana, and Mr. Kwasi Osei Yeboah, Advisor to the Executive Director December 6, 2019

Statement by Mr. Jafar Mojarrad, Executive Director for Ghana, and Mr. Kwasi Osei Yeboah, Advisor to the Executive Director December 6, 2019 »

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

Volume/Issue: 2019/367

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513523347

Keywords: External sector, Energy sector, Financial sector, Monetary policy, Financial soundness indicators, ISCR, CR, Proj, primary balance, GDP

This 2019 Article IV Consultation with Ghana highlights discussions focused on strengthening institutions and policies to preserve macroeconomic stability and promote inclusive growth, building on the authorities'...

Ghana: Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria—Debt Sustainability Analysis

Ghana: Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria—Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: Ghana : Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2019/97

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498306638

Keywords: Credit, Revenue mobilization, Fiscal risk, Debt sustainability, Monetary policy, primary balance, SOEs, Proj, percent of GDP, excl

This paper discusses Ghana's Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion (PC). Ghana's macroeconomic performance has...

Ghana: Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria—Press Release; Staff Report; And Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Ghana: Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria—Press Release; Staff Report; And Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana »

Source: Ghana : Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2019/97

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498306638

Keywords: Credit, Revenue mobilization, Fiscal risk, Debt sustainability, Monetary policy, primary balance, SOEs, Proj, percent of GDP, excl

This paper discusses Ghana's Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion (PC). Ghana's macroeconomic performance has...

Ghana: Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria—Supplementary Information

Ghana: Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria—Supplementary Information »

Source: Ghana : Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2019/97

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498306638

Keywords: Credit, Revenue mobilization, Fiscal risk, Debt sustainability, Monetary policy, primary balance, SOEs, Proj, percent of GDP, excl

This paper discusses Ghana's Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion (PC). Ghana's macroeconomic performance has...

Ghana: Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria—Supplementary Information

Ghana: Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria—Supplementary Information »

Source: Ghana : Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2019/97

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498306638

Keywords: Credit, Revenue mobilization, Fiscal risk, Debt sustainability, Monetary policy, primary balance, SOEs, Proj, percent of GDP, excl

This paper discusses Ghana's Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion (PC). Ghana's macroeconomic performance has...

IMF Executive Board Completes the Last Review of Extended Credit Facility for Ghana

IMF Executive Board Completes the Last Review of Extended Credit Facility for Ghana »

Source: Ghana : Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2019/97

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498306638

Keywords: Credit, Revenue mobilization, Fiscal risk, Debt sustainability, Monetary policy, primary balance, SOEs, Proj, percent of GDP, excl

This paper discusses Ghana's Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion (PC). Ghana's macroeconomic performance has...

Ghana
			: Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Ghana : Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana »

Volume/Issue: 2019/97

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498306638.002

ISBN: 9781498306638

Keywords: Credit, Revenue mobilization, Fiscal risk, Debt sustainability, Monetary policy, primary balance, SOEs, Proj, percent of GDP, excl

This paper discusses Ghana's Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion (PC). Ghana's macroeconomic performance has...

Statement by Mr. Mojarrad, Executive Director for Ghana, and Mr. Osei Yeboah, Advisor to the Executive Director March 20, 2019

Statement by Mr. Mojarrad, Executive Director for Ghana, and Mr. Osei Yeboah, Advisor to the Executive Director March 20, 2019 »

Source: Ghana : Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2019/97

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 April 2019

ISBN: 9781498306638

Keywords: Credit, Revenue mobilization, Fiscal risk, Debt sustainability, Monetary policy, primary balance, SOEs, Proj, percent of GDP, excl

This paper discusses Ghana's Seventh and Eighth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion (PC). Ghana's macroeconomic performance has...

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...

Statement by the Managing Director on the Work Program of the Executive Board

Statement by the Managing Director on the Work Program of the Executive Board »

Volume/Issue: 2018/056

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 November 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498310253.007

ISBN: 9781498310253

Keywords: External sector, Development policy, Economic growth, Trade policy, Interest rate structures, WEO, multilateral trade system, capacity development, progress report, general review

"This Work Program (WP) translates the strategic directions and policy priorities laid out in the Fall 2018 Global Policy Agenda and the International Monetary and Financial Committee Communiqué into an Executive...

Statement by the Managing Director on the Work Program of the Executive Board

Statement by the Managing Director on the Work Program of the Executive Board »

Source: Statement by the Managing Director on the Work Program of the Executive Board

Volume/Issue: 2018/056

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 November 2018

ISBN: 9781498310253

Keywords: External sector, Development policy, Economic growth, Trade policy, Interest rate structures, WEO, multilateral trade system, capacity development, progress report, general review

"This Work Program (WP) translates the strategic directions and policy priorities laid out in the Fall 2018 Global Policy Agenda and the International Monetary and Financial Committee Communiqué into an Executive...

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...

Ghana: Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Waivers for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Ghana: Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Waivers for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria »

Source: Ghana : Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Waivers for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2018/113

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484353714

Keywords: Ghana

Program performance improved in 2017 and macroeconomic conditions have strengthened considerably. Growth increased on the back of expanded oil production; inflation declined; the fiscal deficit was significantly re...

Ghana: Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Waivers for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria—Debt Sustainability Analysis

Ghana: Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Waivers for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria—Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: Ghana : Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Waivers for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2018/113

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484353714

Keywords: Ghana

Program performance improved in 2017 and macroeconomic conditions have strengthened considerably. Growth increased on the back of expanded oil production; inflation declined; the fiscal deficit was significantly re...

Ghana: Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Waivers for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria—Supplementary Information and Supplementary Letter of Intent

Ghana: Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Waivers for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria—Supplementary Information and Supplementary Letter of Intent »

Source: Ghana : Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Waivers for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2018/113

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484353714

Keywords: Ghana

Program performance improved in 2017 and macroeconomic conditions have strengthened considerably. Growth increased on the back of expanded oil production; inflation declined; the fiscal deficit was significantly re...

IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility, and Approves US$191 Million Disbursement for Ghana

IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility, and Approves US$191 Million Disbursement for Ghana »

Source: Ghana : Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Waivers for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2018/113

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484353714

Keywords: Ghana

Program performance improved in 2017 and macroeconomic conditions have strengthened considerably. Growth increased on the back of expanded oil production; inflation declined; the fiscal deficit was significantly re...

Ghana
			: Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Waivers for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Ghana : Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Waivers for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana »

Volume/Issue: 2018/113

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 May 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484353714.002

ISBN: 9781484353714

Keywords: Ghana

Program performance improved in 2017 and macroeconomic conditions have strengthened considerably. Growth increased on the back of expanded oil production; inflation declined; the fiscal deficit was significantly re...

Statement by Mr. Mojarrad, Executive Director for Ghana, and Mr. Abradu-Otoo, Advisor to the Executive Director, April 30, 2018

Statement by Mr. Mojarrad, Executive Director for Ghana, and Mr. Abradu-Otoo, Advisor to the Executive Director, April 30, 2018 »

Source: Ghana : Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility, Request for Waivers for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2018/113

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484353714

Keywords: Ghana

Program performance improved in 2017 and macroeconomic conditions have strengthened considerably. Growth increased on the back of expanded oil production; inflation declined; the fiscal deficit was significantly re...

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...

Ghana: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation, Fourth Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement

Ghana: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation, Fourth Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement »

Source: Ghana : 2017 Article IV Consultation, Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2017/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484317259

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Monetary policy, Exchange rate policy, Economic growth, Domestic debt, Extended Credit Facility, Extended arrangement reviews, Letters of Intent

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights that Ghana has shown mixed macroeconomic performance in recent years, with significant shocks being amplified by policy slippages and resulting external and domestic imb...

Ghana: Staff Report for the 2017 Article Iv Consultation, Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement—Debt Sustainability Analysis

Ghana: Staff Report for the 2017 Article Iv Consultation, Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement—Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: Ghana : 2017 Article IV Consultation, Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2017/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484317259

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Monetary policy, Exchange rate policy, Economic growth, Domestic debt, Extended Credit Facility, Extended arrangement reviews, Letters of Intent

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights that Ghana has shown mixed macroeconomic performance in recent years, with significant shocks being amplified by policy slippages and resulting external and domestic imb...

Ghana: Staff Report for the 2017 Article iv Consultation, Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension And Rephasing of the Arrangement—Informational Annex

Ghana: Staff Report for the 2017 Article iv Consultation, Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension And Rephasing of the Arrangement—Informational Annex »

Source: Ghana : 2017 Article IV Consultation, Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2017/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484317259

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Monetary policy, Exchange rate policy, Economic growth, Domestic debt, Extended Credit Facility, Extended arrangement reviews, Letters of Intent

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights that Ghana has shown mixed macroeconomic performance in recent years, with significant shocks being amplified by policy slippages and resulting external and domestic imb...

Ghana: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation, Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement—Supplementary Information

Ghana: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation, Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement—Supplementary Information »

Source: Ghana : 2017 Article IV Consultation, Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2017/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484317259

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Monetary policy, Exchange rate policy, Economic growth, Domestic debt, Extended Credit Facility, Extended arrangement reviews, Letters of Intent

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights that Ghana has shown mixed macroeconomic performance in recent years, with significant shocks being amplified by policy slippages and resulting external and domestic imb...

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the ECF, Approves US$94.2 Million Disbursement and Program Extension; and Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Ghana

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the ECF, Approves US$94.2 Million Disbursement and Program Extension; and Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Ghana »

Source: Ghana : 2017 Article IV Consultation, Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2017/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484317259

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Monetary policy, Exchange rate policy, Economic growth, Domestic debt, Extended Credit Facility, Extended arrangement reviews, Letters of Intent

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights that Ghana has shown mixed macroeconomic performance in recent years, with significant shocks being amplified by policy slippages and resulting external and domestic imb...

Ghana
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation, Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Ghana : 2017 Article IV Consultation, Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana »

Volume/Issue: 2017/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 September 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484317259.002

ISBN: 9781484317259

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Monetary policy, Exchange rate policy, Economic growth, Domestic debt, Extended Credit Facility, Extended arrangement reviews, Letters of Intent

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights that Ghana has shown mixed macroeconomic performance in recent years, with significant shocks being amplified by policy slippages and resulting external and domestic imb...

Statement by Mr. Mojarrad, Executive Director for Ghana, Mr. Jbili, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, and Mr. Abradu-Otoo, Advisor to the Executive Director August 30, 2017

Statement by Mr. Mojarrad, Executive Director for Ghana, Mr. Jbili, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, and Mr. Abradu-Otoo, Advisor to the Executive Director August 30, 2017 »

Source: Ghana : 2017 Article IV Consultation, Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Request for Extension and Rephasing of the Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; Staff Supplement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2017/262

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484317259

Keywords: Article IV consultation reports, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Monetary policy, Exchange rate policy, Economic growth, Domestic debt, Extended Credit Facility, Extended arrangement reviews, Letters of Intent

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights that Ghana has shown mixed macroeconomic performance in recent years, with significant shocks being amplified by policy slippages and resulting external and domestic imb...

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...

Ghana: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Modifications of Performance Criteria

Ghana: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Modifications of Performance Criteria »

Source: Ghana : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Modifications of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Excutive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2016/321

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2016

ISBN: 9781475543582

Keywords: Extended Credit Facility, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Debt management, Energy sector, Public enterprises, Fiscal reforms, Monetary policy, Banking sector, Economic indicators

This paper discusses Ghana's Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria (PCs), and Modifications of PCs. Program implementation in G...

Ghana: Third Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Modifications of Performance Criteria—Debt Sustainability Analysis

Ghana: Third Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Modifications of Performance Criteria—Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: Ghana : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Modifications of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Excutive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2016/321

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2016

ISBN: 9781475543582

Keywords: Extended Credit Facility, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Debt management, Energy sector, Public enterprises, Fiscal reforms, Monetary policy, Banking sector, Economic indicators

This paper discusses Ghana's Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria (PCs), and Modifications of PCs. Program implementation in G...

Ghana: Third Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Modifications of Performance Criteria—Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Modification of Performance Criterion—Supplementary Information, and Supplemental Letter of Intent

Ghana: Third Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Modifications of Performance Criteria—Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Modification of Performance Criterion—Supplementary Information, and Supplemental Letter of Intent »

Source: Ghana : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Modifications of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Excutive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2016/321

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2016

ISBN: 9781475543582

Keywords: Extended Credit Facility, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Debt management, Energy sector, Public enterprises, Fiscal reforms, Monetary policy, Banking sector, Economic indicators

This paper discusses Ghana's Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria (PCs), and Modifications of PCs. Program implementation in G...

IMF Executive Board Completes Third ECF Review for Ghana, and Approves US$116.2 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes Third ECF Review for Ghana, and Approves US$116.2 Million Disbursement »

Source: Ghana : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Modifications of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Excutive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2016/321

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2016

ISBN: 9781475543582

Keywords: Extended Credit Facility, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Debt management, Energy sector, Public enterprises, Fiscal reforms, Monetary policy, Banking sector, Economic indicators

This paper discusses Ghana's Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria (PCs), and Modifications of PCs. Program implementation in G...

Ghana
			: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Modifications of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Excutive Director for Ghana

Ghana : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Modifications of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Excutive Director for Ghana »

Volume/Issue: 2016/321

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475543582.002

ISBN: 9781475543582

Keywords: Extended Credit Facility, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Debt management, Energy sector, Public enterprises, Fiscal reforms, Monetary policy, Banking sector, Economic indicators

This paper discusses Ghana's Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria (PCs), and Modifications of PCs. Program implementation in G...

Statement by Mr. Mojarrad, Executive Director for Ghana, Mr. Jbili, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, and Mr. Abradu-Otoo, Advisor to the Executive Director, September 28, 2016

Statement by Mr. Mojarrad, Executive Director for Ghana, Mr. Jbili, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, and Mr. Abradu-Otoo, Advisor to the Executive Director, September 28, 2016 »

Source: Ghana : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Modifications of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Excutive Director for Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2016/321

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2016

ISBN: 9781475543582

Keywords: Extended Credit Facility, Fiscal policy, Fiscal consolidation, Debt management, Energy sector, Public enterprises, Fiscal reforms, Monetary policy, Banking sector, Economic indicators

This paper discusses Ghana's Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria (PCs), and Modifications of PCs. Program implementation in G...

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...

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)
			: Selected Issues

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2016/98

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475550009.002

ISBN: 9781475550009

Keywords: investment, public investment, public, infrastructure, per

This paper presents stylized facts on the quantitative and qualitative infrastructure gap in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), estimates the efficiency of public investment, and recommends how t...

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Selected Issues

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Selected Issues »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2016/98

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2016

ISBN: 9781475550009

Keywords: investment, public investment, public, infrastructure, per

This paper presents stylized facts on the quantitative and qualitative infrastructure gap in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), estimates the efficiency of public investment, and recommends how t...

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Selected Issues

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Selected Issues »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2016/98

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2016

ISBN: 9781475550009

Keywords: investment, public investment, public, infrastructure, per

This paper presents stylized facts on the quantitative and qualitative infrastructure gap in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), estimates the efficiency of public investment, and recommends how t...

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Selected Issues

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Selected Issues »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2016/98

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2016

ISBN: 9781475550009

Keywords: investment, public investment, public, infrastructure, per

This paper presents stylized facts on the quantitative and qualitative infrastructure gap in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), estimates the efficiency of public investment, and recommends how t...

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Selected Issues

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Selected Issues »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2016/98

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2016

ISBN: 9781475550009

Keywords: investment, public investment, public, infrastructure, per

This paper presents stylized facts on the quantitative and qualitative infrastructure gap in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), estimates the efficiency of public investment, and recommends how t...

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Selected Issues

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Selected Issues »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2016/98

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 April 2016

ISBN: 9781475550009

Keywords: investment, public investment, public, infrastructure, per

This paper presents stylized facts on the quantitative and qualitative infrastructure gap in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), estimates the efficiency of public investment, and recommends how t...

Ghana: Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion

Ghana: Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion »

Source: Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2016/16

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513560564

Keywords: monetary policy, exchange, inflation, monetary fund, debt, Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Ghana’s Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion (PC). Program implementation has been broadly satisfactory...

Ghana: Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion—Debt Sustainability Analysis

Ghana: Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion—Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2016/16

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513560564

Keywords: monetary policy, exchange, inflation, monetary fund, debt, Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Ghana’s Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion (PC). Program implementation has been broadly satisfactory...

IMF Executive Board Completes Second ECF Review for Ghana, and Approves US$114.6 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes Second ECF Review for Ghana, and Approves US$114.6 Million Disbursement »

Source: Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2016/16

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513560564

Keywords: monetary policy, exchange, inflation, monetary fund, debt, Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Ghana’s Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion (PC). Program implementation has been broadly satisfactory...

Ghana

Ghana »

Volume/Issue: 2016/16

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 January 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513560564.002

ISBN: 9781513560564

Keywords: monetary policy, exchange, inflation, monetary fund, debt, Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Ghana’s Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion (PC). Program implementation has been broadly satisfactory...

Statement by Mr. Mojarrad, Executive Director for Ghana, Mr. Jbili, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, and Mr. Abradu-Otoo, Advisor to the Executive Director, January 13, 2016

Statement by Mr. Mojarrad, Executive Director for Ghana, Mr. Jbili, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, and Mr. Abradu-Otoo, Advisor to the Executive Director, January 13, 2016 »

Source: Ghana

Volume/Issue: 2016/16

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513560564

Keywords: monetary policy, exchange, inflation, monetary fund, debt, Ghana, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Ghana’s Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion (PC). Program implementation has been broadly satisfactory...

International Sovereign Bonds by Emerging Markets and Developing Economies
			: Drivers of Issuance and Spreads

International Sovereign Bonds by Emerging Markets and Developing Economies : Drivers of Issuance and Spreads »

Volume/Issue: 2015/275

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrea Presbitero , Dhaneshwar Ghura , Olumuyiwa Adedeji , and Lamin Njie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 December 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513581729.001

ISBN: 9781513581729

Keywords: Sovereign bond issuance, bond spreads, developing countries, bonds, sovereign bonds, bond, markets, sovereign bond, International Lending and Debt Problems, Asset Pricing

What determines the ability of low-income developing countries to issue bonds in international capital and what explains the spreads on these bonds? This paper examines these questions using a dataset that includes...

International Sovereign Bonds by Emerging Markets and Developing Economies

International Sovereign Bonds by Emerging Markets and Developing Economies »

Source: International Sovereign Bonds by Emerging Markets and Developing Economies : Drivers of Issuance and Spreads

Volume/Issue: 2015/275

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrea Presbitero , Dhaneshwar Ghura , Olumuyiwa Adedeji , and Lamin Njie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513581729

Keywords: Sovereign bond issuance, bond spreads, developing countries, bonds, sovereign bonds, bond, markets, sovereign bond, International Lending and Debt Problems, Asset Pricing

What determines the ability of low-income developing countries to issue bonds in international capital and what explains the spreads on these bonds? This paper examines these questions using a dataset that includes...

Monetary Transmission
			: Are Emerging Market and Low Income Countries Different?

Monetary Transmission : Are Emerging Market and Low Income Countries Different? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/239

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ales Bulir , and Jan Vlcek

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513554235.001

ISBN: 9781513554235

Keywords: Monetary transmission, yield curve, interest, inflation, market, Monetary Policy (Targets, Instruments, and Effects), Asset Pricing, All Countries,

We use two alternative representations of the yield curve to test the functioning of the interest rate transmission mechanism along the yield curve based on government paper in a sample of emerging market and low-i...