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Niger
			: Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Request for Augmentation of Access-Press Release; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Niger

Niger : Third Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Request for Augmentation of Access-Press Release; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Niger »

Volume/Issue: 2018/372

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484391433.002

ISBN: 9781484391433

Niger faces daunting development challenges, aggravated by terrorist incursions, low uranium export prices, and climate change. Nonetheless, GDP grew by a respectable 5 percent in the past two years. It should aver...

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...

Niger
			: Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, and Request for Modification of a Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Niger

Niger : Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, and Request for Modification of a Performance Criterion-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Niger »

Volume/Issue: 2018/166

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484361030.002

ISBN: 9781484361030

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Niger

This paper discusses Niger's Second Review under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement, and Request for Modification of a Performance Criterion (PC). With all PCs met, implementation has been satisfactory,...

Niger
			: First Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Press Release and Staff Report

Niger : First Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Press Release and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/394

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484334447.002

ISBN: 9781484334447

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Niger

With the second lowest Human Development Index and the highest population growth rate in the world, Niger is facing a daunting development agenda. Despite terrorist incursions from abroad and depressed prices for k...

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....

Niger
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Niger

Niger : 2016 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Niger »

Volume/Issue: 2017/59

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475582871.002

ISBN: 9781475582871

Keywords: Niger, Sub-Saharan Africa

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights Niger's macroeconomic outcomes, which continue to be affected by security and humanitarian shocks, weak commodity prices, and reduced trade flows to neighboring countrie...

Niger
			: Selected Issues

Niger : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/60

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475582888.002

ISBN: 9781475582888

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Niger

This Selected Issues paper assesses the external stability of Niger. Niger's real effective exchange rate has been depreciating recently, echoing fluctuations of the euro against the US dollar. A model-based analys...

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

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

Volume: 16

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2016

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

ISBN: 9781475532401

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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...

Niger
			: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Niger : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix »

Volume/Issue: 2009/70

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 February 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451828832.002

ISBN: 9781451828832

Keywords: Aid flows, Economic conditions, Economic growth, Cross country analysis, Exports, Economic models, Global competitiveness, Selected issues, Real effective exchange rates, Purchasing power parity

This Selected Issues Paper and Statistical Appendix for Niger are discussed. The Nigerien economic outlook has been improving since 1999. After a long period of decline in per capita income, growth accelerated thro...