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Macro-Fiscal Management Practices in Eastern and Southern Africa

Macro-Fiscal Management Practices in Eastern and Southern Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2021/030

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bryn Battersby , and Ian Lienert

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 February 2021

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513567730.001

ISBN: 9781513567730

Keywords: Macroeconomic and fiscal forecasts, Budget planning and preparation, Fiscal risks, Fiscal policy, Medium-term budget frameworks, macro-fiscal, macroeconomic, fiscal, function, medium-term

This paper examines the institutional arrangements of the macro-fiscal function in 16 African countries. Most ministries of finance (MoFs) have established a macro-fiscal department or unit, but their functions, si...

Macro-Fiscal Management Practices in Eastern and Southern Africa

Macro-Fiscal Management Practices in Eastern and Southern Africa »

Source: Macro-Fiscal Management Practices in Eastern and Southern Africa

Volume/Issue: 2021/030

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bryn Battersby , and Ian Lienert

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 February 2021

ISBN: 9781513567730

Keywords: Macroeconomic and fiscal forecasts, Budget planning and preparation, Fiscal risks, Fiscal policy, Medium-term budget frameworks, macro-fiscal, macroeconomic, fiscal, function, medium-term

This paper examines the institutional arrangements of the macro-fiscal function in 16 African countries. Most ministries of finance (MoFs) have established a macro-fiscal department or unit, but their functions, si...

Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis: A Framework for Sustainable Government-To-Person Mobile Money Transfers

Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis: A Framework for Sustainable Government-To-Person Mobile Money Transfers »

Source: Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis: A Framework for Sustainable Government-To-Person Mobile Money Transfers

Volume/Issue: 2020/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Delphine Prady , Herve Tourpe , Sonja Davidovic , and Soheib Nunhuck

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 September 2020

ISBN: 9781513557670

Keywords: Mobile banking, Currencies, Population and demographics, Banking, Technology, WP, government, Novissi G2P, country, firm

During the 2020 pandemic, the majority of countries have provided income support to households at an unprecedented speed and scale. Social distancing measures and the large penetration of mobile phones in emerging...

Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis: A Framework for Sustainable Government-To-Person Mobile Money Transfers

Beyond the COVID-19 Crisis: A Framework for Sustainable Government-To-Person Mobile Money Transfers »

Volume/Issue: 2020/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Delphine Prady , Herve Tourpe , Sonja Davidovic , and Soheib Nunhuck

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 September 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513557670.001

ISBN: 9781513557670

Keywords: Mobile banking, Currencies, Population and demographics, Banking, Technology, WP, government, Novissi G2P, country, firm

During the 2020 pandemic, the majority of countries have provided income support to households at an unprecedented speed and scale. Social distancing measures and the large penetration of mobile phones in emerging...

Drivers of Financial Access: the Role of Macroprudential Policies

Drivers of Financial Access: the Role of Macroprudential Policies »

Source: Drivers of Financial Access: the Role of Macroprudential Policies

Volume/Issue: 2020/74

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Corinne Deléchat , Lama Kiyasseh , Margaux MacDonald , and Rui Xu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513545677

Keywords: Financial and Monetary Sector, Central banking and monetary issues, Financial services industry, Financial services, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial inclusion, formal financial services, informal financial services, mobile banking, sub-Saharan Africa

This study analyzes the drivers of the use of formal vs. informal financial services in emerging and developing countries using the 2017 Global FINDEX data. In particular, we investigate whether individuals' choice...

Drivers of Financial Access: the Role of Macroprudential Policies

Drivers of Financial Access: the Role of Macroprudential Policies »

Volume/Issue: 2020/74

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Corinne Deléchat , Lama Kiyasseh , Margaux MacDonald , and Rui Xu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 May 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513545677.001

ISBN: 9781513545677

Keywords: Financial and Monetary Sector, Central banking and monetary issues, Financial services industry, Financial services, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Financial inclusion, formal financial services, informal financial services, mobile banking, sub-Saharan Africa

This study analyzes the drivers of the use of formal vs. informal financial services in emerging and developing countries using the 2017 Global FINDEX data. In particular, we investigate whether individuals' choice...

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$739 Million Disbursement to Kenya to Address the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$739 Million Disbursement to Kenya to Address the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic »

Source: Republic of Kenya : Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2020/156

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513543284

Keywords: Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), Balance of payments, Credit, Central banks, Economic indicators, Gross domestic product, ISCR, CR, CBK, RCF

This paper discusses the Republic of Kenya's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is taking a serious toll on the Kenyan economy, significantly reduc...

Republic of Kenya
			: Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Kenya

Republic of Kenya : Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Kenya »

Volume/Issue: 2020/156

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513543284.002

ISBN: 9781513543284

Keywords: Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), Balance of payments, Credit, Central banks, Economic indicators, Gross domestic product, ISCR, CR, CBK, RCF

This paper discusses the Republic of Kenya's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is taking a serious toll on the Kenyan economy, significantly reduc...

Republic of Kenya: Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility—Debt Sustainability Analysis

Republic of Kenya: Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility—Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: Republic of Kenya : Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2020/156

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513543284

Keywords: Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), Balance of payments, Credit, Central banks, Economic indicators, Gross domestic product, ISCR, CR, CBK, RCF

This paper discusses the Republic of Kenya's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is taking a serious toll on the Kenyan economy, significantly reduc...

Republic of Kenya: Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility—Informational Annex

Republic of Kenya: Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility—Informational Annex »

Source: Republic of Kenya : Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2020/156

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513543284

Keywords: Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), Balance of payments, Credit, Central banks, Economic indicators, Gross domestic product, ISCR, CR, CBK, RCF

This paper discusses the Republic of Kenya's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is taking a serious toll on the Kenyan economy, significantly reduc...

Republic of Kenya: Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Kenya

Republic of Kenya: Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Kenya »

Source: Republic of Kenya : Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2020/156

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513543284

Keywords: Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), Balance of payments, Credit, Central banks, Economic indicators, Gross domestic product, ISCR, CR, CBK, RCF

This paper discusses the Republic of Kenya's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is taking a serious toll on the Kenyan economy, significantly reduc...

Statement by Mr. Mahlinza and Mr. Sitima-wina on Kenya May 6, 2020

Statement by Mr. Mahlinza and Mr. Sitima-wina on Kenya May 6, 2020 »

Source: Republic of Kenya : Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2020/156

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513543284

Keywords: Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), Balance of payments, Credit, Central banks, Economic indicators, Gross domestic product, ISCR, CR, CBK, RCF

This paper discusses the Republic of Kenya's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is taking a serious toll on the Kenyan economy, significantly reduc...

Kenya
			: Technical Assistance Report-Monetary and Financial Statistics Mission (December 3-14, 2018)

Kenya : Technical Assistance Report-Monetary and Financial Statistics Mission (December 3-14, 2018) »

Volume/Issue: 2020/30

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 January 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513528403.002

ISBN: 9781513528403

Keywords: External sector, Financial statistics, Financial systems, Financial instruments, Monetary statistics, ISCR, CR, CBK, source data, provisional data

This technical assistance report on Kenya reviews the implementation of the recommendations made by the monetary and financial statistics (MFS) mission in January 2017 and the expanded coverage of the standardized...

Kenya

Kenya »

Source: Kenya : Technical Assistance Report-Monetary and Financial Statistics Mission (December 3-14, 2018)

Volume/Issue: 2020/30

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 January 2020

ISBN: 9781513528403

Keywords: External sector, Financial statistics, Financial systems, Financial instruments, Monetary statistics, ISCR, CR, CBK, source data, provisional data

This technical assistance report on Kenya reviews the implementation of the recommendations made by the monetary and financial statistics (MFS) mission in January 2017 and the expanded coverage of the standardized...

Kenya
			: Fiscal Transparency Evaluation Update

Kenya : Fiscal Transparency Evaluation Update »

Volume/Issue: 2020/2

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513526089.002

ISBN: 9781513526089

Keywords: Financial soundness indicators, Financial management information systems, Economic policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal indicators, ISCR, CR, consolidated financial statement, tax expenditure, PPPs

This Fiscal Transparency Evaluation (FTE) assesses the quality of fiscal reporting in Kenya against the principles set out in the Fiscal Transparency Code. Kenya has experienced a lot of structural and economic cha...

Kenya

Kenya »

Source: Kenya : Fiscal Transparency Evaluation Update

Volume/Issue: 2020/2

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 2020

ISBN: 9781513526089

Keywords: Financial soundness indicators, Financial management information systems, Economic policy, Fiscal policy, Fiscal indicators, ISCR, CR, consolidated financial statement, tax expenditure, PPPs

This Fiscal Transparency Evaluation (FTE) assesses the quality of fiscal reporting in Kenya against the principles set out in the Fiscal Transparency Code. Kenya has experienced a lot of structural and economic cha...

Financial Repression is Knocking at the Door, Again

Financial Repression is Knocking at the Door, Again »

Source: Financial Repression is Knocking at the Door, Again

Volume/Issue: 2019/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etibar Jafarov , Rodolfo Maino , and Marco Pani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2019

ISBN: 9781513512488

Keywords: Financial crises, Economic stabilization, Interest rates on deposits, Interest rates on loans, Financial statistics, Financial Repression, Financial Liberalization, Financial Regulations, Growth., WP

Financial repression (legal restrictions on interest rates, credit allocation, capital movements, and other financial operations) was widely used in the past but was largely abandoned in the liberalization wave of...

Financial Repression is Knocking at the Door, Again

Financial Repression is Knocking at the Door, Again »

Volume/Issue: 2019/211

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Etibar Jafarov , Rodolfo Maino , and Marco Pani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513512488.001

ISBN: 9781513512488

Keywords: Financial crises, Economic stabilization, Interest rates on deposits, Interest rates on loans, Financial statistics, Financial Repression, Financial Liberalization, Financial Regulations, Growth., WP

Financial repression (legal restrictions on interest rates, credit allocation, capital movements, and other financial operations) was widely used in the past but was largely abandoned in the liberalization wave of...

Do Interest Rate Controls Work? Evidence from Kenya1

Do Interest Rate Controls Work? Evidence from Kenya1 »

Source: Do Interest Rate Controls Work? Evidence from Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2019/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Benedict Clements , Niko Hobdari , and Rafel Moyà Porcel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2019

ISBN: 9781498313957

Keywords: Bank rates, Interest rates on loans, Mortgages, Interest rate ceilings, Bank credit, Lending rate cap, deposit rate floor, monetary policy, lend rate, small bank

This paper reviews the impact of interest rate controls in Kenya, introduced in September 2016. The intent of the controls was to reduce the cost of borrowing, expand access to credit, and increase the return on sa...

Do Interest Rate Controls Work? Evidence from Kenya

Do Interest Rate Controls Work? Evidence from Kenya »

Volume/Issue: 2019/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Benedict Clements , Niko Hobdari , and Rafel Moyà Porcel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498313957.001

ISBN: 9781498313957

Keywords: Bank rates, Interest rates on loans, Mortgages, Interest rate ceilings, Bank credit, Lending rate cap, deposit rate floor, monetary policy, lend rate, small bank

This paper reviews the impact of interest rate controls in Kenya, introduced in September 2016. The intent of the controls was to reduce the cost of borrowing, expand access to credit, and increase the return on sa...

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...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation and Establishes Performance Criteria for the Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement with Kenya

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2018 Article IV Consultation and Establishes Performance Criteria for the Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement with Kenya »

Source: Kenya : Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation and Establishment of Performance Criteria for the Second Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2018/295

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484381311

Keywords: Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that Kenya has maintained strong growth in recent years. External imbalances have narrowed, strengthening resilience to shocks. The business environment continues to imp...

Kenya
			: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation and Establishment of Performance Criteria for the Second Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement

Kenya : Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation and Establishment of Performance Criteria for the Second Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement »

Volume/Issue: 2018/295

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484381311.002

ISBN: 9781484381311

Keywords: Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that Kenya has maintained strong growth in recent years. External imbalances have narrowed, strengthening resilience to shocks. The business environment continues to imp...

Kenya
			: Selected Issues

Kenya : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2018/296

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484381342.002

ISBN: 9781484381342

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya

This Selected Issues paper analyzes Kenya's success in boosting financial inclusion. Kenya has become a regional and global leader in mobilizing new technologies to advance financial inclusion, poverty reduction, a...

Kenya: 2018 Article IV Consultation and Establishment of Performance Criteria for the Second Review Under the Stand—by Arrangement—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

Kenya: 2018 Article IV Consultation and Establishment of Performance Criteria for the Second Review Under the Stand—by Arrangement—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya »

Source: Kenya : Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation and Establishment of Performance Criteria for the Second Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2018/295

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484381311

Keywords: Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that Kenya has maintained strong growth in recent years. External imbalances have narrowed, strengthening resilience to shocks. The business environment continues to imp...

Kenya: Selected Issues

Kenya: Selected Issues »

Source: Kenya : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2018/296

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484381342

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya

This Selected Issues paper analyzes Kenya's success in boosting financial inclusion. Kenya has become a regional and global leader in mobilizing new technologies to advance financial inclusion, poverty reduction, a...

Kenya: Selected Issues

Kenya: Selected Issues »

Source: Kenya : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2018/296

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484381342

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya

This Selected Issues paper analyzes Kenya's success in boosting financial inclusion. Kenya has become a regional and global leader in mobilizing new technologies to advance financial inclusion, poverty reduction, a...

Kenya: Selected Issues

Kenya: Selected Issues »

Source: Kenya : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2018/296

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484381342

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya

This Selected Issues paper analyzes Kenya's success in boosting financial inclusion. Kenya has become a regional and global leader in mobilizing new technologies to advance financial inclusion, poverty reduction, a...

Kenya: Selected Issues

Kenya: Selected Issues »

Source: Kenya : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2018/296

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484381342

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Kenya

This Selected Issues paper analyzes Kenya's success in boosting financial inclusion. Kenya has become a regional and global leader in mobilizing new technologies to advance financial inclusion, poverty reduction, a...

Kenya: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation and Establishment of Performance Criteria for the Second Review Under Stand-by Arrangement—Debt Sustainability Analysis1

Kenya: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation and Establishment of Performance Criteria for the Second Review Under Stand-by Arrangement—Debt Sustainability Analysis1 »

Source: Kenya : Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation and Establishment of Performance Criteria for the Second Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2018/295

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484381311

Keywords: Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that Kenya has maintained strong growth in recent years. External imbalances have narrowed, strengthening resilience to shocks. The business environment continues to imp...

Kenya: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation and Establishment of Performance Criteria for the Second Review Under Stand-by Arrangement—Informational Annex

Kenya: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation and Establishment of Performance Criteria for the Second Review Under Stand-by Arrangement—Informational Annex »

Source: Kenya : Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation and Establishment of Performance Criteria for the Second Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2018/295

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484381311

Keywords: Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that Kenya has maintained strong growth in recent years. External imbalances have narrowed, strengthening resilience to shocks. The business environment continues to imp...

Statement by the Executive Director, Mr. Maxwell M. Mkwezalamba, and by the Senior Advisor of the Executive Director Mr. Ted Sitima-wina on Kenya June 13, 2018

Statement by the Executive Director, Mr. Maxwell M. Mkwezalamba, and by the Senior Advisor of the Executive Director Mr. Ted Sitima-wina on Kenya June 13, 2018 »

Source: Kenya : Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation and Establishment of Performance Criteria for the Second Review Under the Stand-by Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2018/295

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2018

ISBN: 9781484381311

Keywords: Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

This 2018 Article IV Consultation highlights that Kenya has maintained strong growth in recent years. External imbalances have narrowed, strengthening resilience to shocks. The business environment continues to imp...

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...

IMF Executive Board Approves 6-Month Extension of the Stand-By Arrangement with Kenya

IMF Executive Board Approves 6-Month Extension of the Stand-By Arrangement with Kenya »

Source: Kenya : Request for Extension of the Stand-By Arrangement -- Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2018/83

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2018

ISBN: 9781484347645

Keywords: Stand-by arrangement extension, Fiscal consolidation, Interest rates, Monetary policy, Inflation targeting, Financial sector, Extended arrangement requests, Executive Board decisions, Lapse of time approval, Letters of Intent

This paper discusses Kenya's Request for Extension of the Stand-by Arrangement (SBA). The extension is needed to provide additional time for the authorities to bring the program back on track and reach new understa...

Kenya
			: Request for Extension of the Stand-By Arrangement -- Press Release and Staff Report

Kenya : Request for Extension of the Stand-By Arrangement -- Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2018/83

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484347645.002

ISBN: 9781484347645

Keywords: Stand-by arrangement extension, Fiscal consolidation, Interest rates, Monetary policy, Inflation targeting, Financial sector, Extended arrangement requests, Executive Board decisions, Lapse of time approval, Letters of Intent

This paper discusses Kenya's Request for Extension of the Stand-by Arrangement (SBA). The extension is needed to provide additional time for the authorities to bring the program back on track and reach new understa...

Kenya: Request for an Extension of the Stand-By Arrangement

Kenya: Request for an Extension of the Stand-By Arrangement »

Source: Kenya : Request for Extension of the Stand-By Arrangement -- Press Release and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2018/83

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2018

ISBN: 9781484347645

Keywords: Stand-by arrangement extension, Fiscal consolidation, Interest rates, Monetary policy, Inflation targeting, Financial sector, Extended arrangement requests, Executive Board decisions, Lapse of time approval, Letters of Intent

This paper discusses Kenya's Request for Extension of the Stand-by Arrangement (SBA). The extension is needed to provide additional time for the authorities to bring the program back on track and reach new understa...

Medium-Term Budget Frameworks in Sub-Saharan African Countries

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

Volume/Issue: 2017/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2017

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

ISBN: 9781484314203

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

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

Medium-Term Budget Frameworks in Sub-Saharan African Countries

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2017/203

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484314203

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

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

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2017/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francisco Arizala , Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Charalambos Tsangarides , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484314166

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

This paper examines the growth performance of sub-Saharan African countries since 1960 through the lens of growth turning points (accelerations and decelerations) and periods of sustained growth (growth spells). Gr...

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa

Growth Breaks and Growth Spells in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2017/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francisco Arizala , Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia , Charalambos Tsangarides , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 September 2017

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

ISBN: 9781484314166

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

This paper examines the growth performance of sub-Saharan African countries since 1960 through the lens of growth turning points (accelerations and decelerations) and periods of sustained growth (growth spells). Gr...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2017/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2017

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

ISBN: 9781484305942

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

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

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa »

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

Volume/Issue: 2017/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484305942

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

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

Multi-Country Report
			: Ensuring Financial Stability in Countries with Islamic Banking-Case Studies-Press Release; Staff Report

Multi-Country Report : Ensuring Financial Stability in Countries with Islamic Banking-Case Studies-Press Release; Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/145

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484302996.002

ISBN: 9781484302996

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Bahrain, Djibouti, Europe, Indonesia, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Middle East, Nigeria

This paper presents country experiences with reforms to strengthen regulatory oversight of the Islamic banking sector. Based on the selected country experiences, a number of important lessons and policy options can...

Multi-Country Report

Multi-Country Report »

Source: Multi-Country Report : Ensuring Financial Stability in Countries with Islamic Banking-Case Studies-Press Release; Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/145

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484302996

Keywords: Asia and Pacific, Bahrain, Djibouti, Europe, Indonesia, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Middle East, Nigeria

This paper presents country experiences with reforms to strengthen regulatory oversight of the Islamic banking sector. Based on the selected country experiences, a number of important lessons and policy options can...

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....

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Standby Credit Facility Arrangement for Kenya

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Standby Credit Facility Arrangement for Kenya »

Source: Kenya : First Review Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2017/25

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475573152

Keywords: Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Kenya's First Reviews Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-by Arrangement (SBA) and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbur...

Kenya
			: First Review Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

Kenya : First Review Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya »

Volume/Issue: 2017/25

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475573152.002

ISBN: 9781475573152

Keywords: Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Kenya's First Reviews Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-by Arrangement (SBA) and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbur...

Kenya: First Reviews Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-by Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criteria—Supplementary Information, Supplementary Letter of Intent

Kenya: First Reviews Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-by Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criteria—Supplementary Information, Supplementary Letter of Intent »

Source: Kenya : First Review Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2017/25

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475573152

Keywords: Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Kenya's First Reviews Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-by Arrangement (SBA) and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbur...

Kenya: First Reviews Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-by Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criterion

Kenya: First Reviews Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-by Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criterion »

Source: Kenya : First Review Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2017/25

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475573152

Keywords: Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Kenya's First Reviews Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-by Arrangement (SBA) and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbur...

Kenya: First Reviews Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-by Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criterion—Debt Sustainability Analysis Update

Kenya: First Reviews Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-by Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criterion—Debt Sustainability Analysis Update »

Source: Kenya : First Review Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2017/25

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475573152

Keywords: Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Kenya's First Reviews Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-by Arrangement (SBA) and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbur...

Statement by Mr. Mkwezalamba, Executive Director for Kenya and Mr. Sitimawina, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, January 25, 2017

Statement by Mr. Mkwezalamba, Executive Director for Kenya and Mr. Sitimawina, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, January 25, 2017 »

Source: Kenya : First Review Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbursements, and Modification of Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2017/25

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475573152

Keywords: Kenya, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Kenya's First Reviews Under the Twenty-Four Month Stand-by Arrangement (SBA) and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility and Requests for Waivers of Applicability, Rephasing of Disbur...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: A Work in Progress : Integrating Markets for Goods, Labor, and Capital in the East African Community

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Wenjie Chen , Jemma Dridi , Herve Joly , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475560350

Keywords: financial integration, East African Community, goods, labor, capital

This paper assesses the extent of economic and financial integration among the East African Community (EAC) along a number of dimensions and, where possible, whether integration has increased in the wake of the maj...

Chapter 1. Analysis of Merchandise Trade Integration in the EAC

Chapter 1. Analysis of Merchandise Trade Integration in the EAC »

Source: A Work in Progress : Integrating Markets for Goods, Labor, and Capital in the East African Community

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Wenjie Chen , Jemma Dridi , Herve Joly , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475560350

Keywords: financial integration, East African Community, goods, labor, capital

Evolution of Tariffs and Imports of EAC Countries since the Implementation of the CU The CU is the first integration milestone in the EAC. The EAC member states have...

Chapter 3. Financial Integration in the EAC

Chapter 3. Financial Integration in the EAC »

Source: A Work in Progress : Integrating Markets for Goods, Labor, and Capital in the East African Community

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Wenjie Chen , Jemma Dridi , Herve Joly , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475560350

Keywords: financial integration, East African Community, goods, labor, capital

The CM protocol requires EAC countries to eliminate restrictions on the free movement of capital. Article 24 of the protocol eliminates capital flow restrictions among the member states based on...

Chapter 2. Labor Migration and Remittances in the EAC

Chapter 2. Labor Migration and Remittances in the EAC »

Source: A Work in Progress : Integrating Markets for Goods, Labor, and Capital in the East African Community

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Wenjie Chen , Jemma Dridi , Herve Joly , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475560350

Keywords: financial integration, East African Community, goods, labor, capital

The CM is the second regional integration milestone of the EAC. The EAC partner states are expected to maintain a liberal stance toward the movement of goods, services, labor, and capital, and t...

A Work in Progress
			: Integrating Markets for Goods, Labor, and Capital in the East African Community

A Work in Progress : Integrating Markets for Goods, Labor, and Capital in the East African Community »

Volume: 17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Wenjie Chen , Jemma Dridi , Herve Joly , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475560350.087

ISBN: 9781475560350

Keywords: financial integration, East African Community, goods, labor, capital

This paper assesses the extent of economic and financial integration among the East African Community (EAC) along a number of dimensions and, where possible, whether integration has increased in the wake of the maj...

Overview

Overview »

Source: A Work in Progress : Integrating Markets for Goods, Labor, and Capital in the East African Community

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Wenjie Chen , Jemma Dridi , Herve Joly , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475560350

Keywords: financial integration, East African Community, goods, labor, capital

The East African Community (EAC) aims to deepen cooperation among its member states in the political, economic, and social domains. The EAC was formally established by Kenya, Tanzania, and Ugand...

A Work in Progress: Integrating Markets for Goods, Labor, and Capital in the East African Community

A Work in Progress: Integrating Markets for Goods, Labor, and Capital in the East African Community »

Source: A Work in Progress : Integrating Markets for Goods, Labor, and Capital in the East African Community

Volume: 17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Wenjie Chen , Jemma Dridi , Herve Joly , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2017

ISBN: 9781475560350

Keywords: financial integration, East African Community, goods, labor, capital

This paper assesses the extent of economic and financial integration among the East African Community (EAC) along a number of dimensions and, where possible, whether integration has increased in the wake of the maj...

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...

Enhancing the Effectiveness of External Support in Building Tax Capacity in Developing Countries

Enhancing the Effectiveness of External Support in Building Tax Capacity in Developing Countries »

Source: Enhancing the Effectiveness of External Support in Building Tax Capacity in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2016/041

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2016

ISBN: 9781498345439

Keywords: Tax revenue, Revenue administration, Public financial management, Tax policy, Tax administration, tax area, IOs, BEPS, tax matter, tax system

This report responds to the February 2016 request from the G20 for the IMF, OECD, United Nations and World Bank Group to: '…recommend mechanisms to help ensure effective implementation of technical assistance progr...

Enhancing the Effectiveness of External Support in Building Tax Capacity in Developing Countries

Enhancing the Effectiveness of External Support in Building Tax Capacity in Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2016/041

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498345439.007

ISBN: 9781498345439

Keywords: Tax revenue, Revenue administration, Public financial management, Tax policy, Tax administration, tax area, IOs, BEPS, tax matter, tax system

This report responds to the February 2016 request from the G20 for the IMF, OECD, United Nations and World Bank Group to: '…recommend mechanisms to help ensure effective implementation of technical assistance progr...

Kenya
			: Fiscal Transparency Evaluation

Kenya : Fiscal Transparency Evaluation »

Volume/Issue: 2016/221

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475538069.002

ISBN: 9781475538069

This paper discusses key findings of the Fiscal Transparency Evaluation of Kenya. Since 2010, the Treasury has made important changes in Kenya's public financial management framework, the impact of which can clearl...

Kenya

Kenya »

Source: Kenya : Fiscal Transparency Evaluation

Volume/Issue: 2016/221

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 July 2016

ISBN: 9781475538069

This paper discusses key findings of the Fiscal Transparency Evaluation of Kenya. Since 2010, the Treasury has made important changes in Kenya's public financial management framework, the impact of which can clearl...

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...

Monetary Policy Implementation and Volatility Transmission along the Yield Curve
			: The Case of Kenya

Monetary Policy Implementation and Volatility Transmission along the Yield Curve : The Case of Kenya »

Volume/Issue: 2016/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , R. Morales , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498313377.001

ISBN: 9781498313377

Keywords: Monetary policy implementation, inflation targeting, volatility transmission

This paper analyzes the degree to which volatility in interbank interest rates leads to volatility in financial instruments with longer maturities (e.g., T-bills) in Kenya since 2012, year in which the monetary pol...

Monetary Policy Implementation and Volatility Transmission along the Yield Curve

Monetary Policy Implementation and Volatility Transmission along the Yield Curve »

Source: Monetary Policy Implementation and Volatility Transmission along the Yield Curve : The Case of Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2016/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , R. Morales , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2016

ISBN: 9781498313377

Keywords: Monetary policy implementation, inflation targeting, volatility transmission

This paper analyzes the degree to which volatility in interbank interest rates leads to volatility in financial instruments with longer maturities (e.g., T-bills) in Kenya since 2012, year in which the monetary pol...

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...

IMF Executive Board Approves New Arrangements for Kenya Totaling US$1.5 billion

IMF Executive Board Approves New Arrangements for Kenya Totaling US$1.5 billion »

Source: Kenya : Second Reviews Under the Stand-by Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility, and Requests for a New Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement, and a New Twenty-Four Month Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2016/85

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2016

ISBN: 9781616355616

Keywords: inflation, exchange, exchange rate, reserves, monetary fund

This paper presents an overview of Kenyan economic development. It discusses recent economic development, outlook, and risks related to Kenyan economy, as well as policy and structural reforms. Although Kenya's mac...

Kenya
			: Second Reviews Under the Stand-by Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility, and Requests for a New Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement, and a New Twenty-Four Month Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

Kenya : Second Reviews Under the Stand-by Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility, and Requests for a New Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement, and a New Twenty-Four Month Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya »

Volume/Issue: 2016/85

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616355616.002

ISBN: 9781616355616

Keywords: inflation, exchange, exchange rate, reserves, monetary fund

This paper presents an overview of Kenyan economic development. It discusses recent economic development, outlook, and risks related to Kenyan economy, as well as policy and structural reforms. Although Kenya's mac...

Kenya: Second Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility, and Requests for a New Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement, and a New Twenty-Four Month Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility

Kenya: Second Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility, and Requests for a New Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement, and a New Twenty-Four Month Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility »

Source: Kenya : Second Reviews Under the Stand-by Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility, and Requests for a New Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement, and a New Twenty-Four Month Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2016/85

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2016

ISBN: 9781616355616

Keywords: inflation, exchange, exchange rate, reserves, monetary fund

This paper presents an overview of Kenyan economic development. It discusses recent economic development, outlook, and risks related to Kenyan economy, as well as policy and structural reforms. Although Kenya's mac...

Kenya: Second Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility, and Requests for a New Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement, and a New Twenty-Four Month Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility—Debt Sustainability Analysis Update

Kenya: Second Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility, and Requests for a New Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement, and a New Twenty-Four Month Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility—Debt Sustainability Analysis Update »

Source: Kenya : Second Reviews Under the Stand-by Arrangement and the Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility, and Requests for a New Twenty-Four Month Stand-By Arrangement, and a New Twenty-Four Month Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

Volume/Issue: 2016/85

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2016

ISBN: 9781616355616

Keywords: inflation, exchange, exchange rate, reserves, monetary fund

This paper presents an overview of Kenyan economic development. It discusses recent economic development, outlook, and risks related to Kenyan economy, as well as policy and structural reforms. Although Kenya's mac...