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Seychelles
			: Interim Performance Update Under the Policy Coordination Instrument-Press Release; and Staff Report

Seychelles : Interim Performance Update Under the Policy Coordination Instrument-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 192020/272

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 September 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513556314.002

ISBN: 9781513556314

COVID-19 has had a severe economic impact on Seychelles through the implementation of strict domestic measures to contain the spread of the virus and the related global spillovers. The authorities have responded wi...

IMF Staff Issues an Interim Performance Update to the Board on Seychelles’ Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI)

IMF Staff Issues an Interim Performance Update to the Board on Seychelles’ Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) »

Source: Seychelles : Interim Performance Update Under the Policy Coordination Instrument-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 192020/272

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 September 2020

ISBN: 9781513556314

COVID-19 has had a severe economic impact on Seychelles through the implementation of strict domestic measures to contain the spread of the virus and the related global spillovers. The authorities have responded wi...

Seychelles: Interim Performance Update under the Policy Coordination Instrument-Press Release; and Staff Report

Seychelles: Interim Performance Update under the Policy Coordination Instrument-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Source: Seychelles : Interim Performance Update Under the Policy Coordination Instrument-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 192020/272

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 September 2020

ISBN: 9781513556314

COVID-19 has had a severe economic impact on Seychelles through the implementation of strict domestic measures to contain the spread of the virus and the related global spillovers. The authorities have responded wi...

Seychelles
			: Technical Assistance Report-Scoping the Prospects for Financial Market Development

Seychelles : Technical Assistance Report-Scoping the Prospects for Financial Market Development »

Volume/Issue: 192020/200

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513547169.002

ISBN: 9781513547169

Keywords: Reserve requirements, Financial markets, Central banking and monetary issues, Financial institutions, Financial infrastructure, ISCR, CR, T-bill, government security, interbank

This Technical Assistance (TA) mission focused on scoping the prospects of developing a secondary market for government securities in Seychelles. The Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) has a leading role in developin...

Seychelles

Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : Technical Assistance Report-Scoping the Prospects for Financial Market Development

Volume/Issue: 192020/200

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513547169

Keywords: Reserve requirements, Financial markets, Central banking and monetary issues, Financial institutions, Financial infrastructure, ISCR, CR, T-bill, government security, interbank

This Technical Assistance (TA) mission focused on scoping the prospects of developing a secondary market for government securities in Seychelles. The Central Bank of Seychelles (CBS) has a leading role in developin...

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$31.2 Million Purchase in Emergency Assistance to Seychelles to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$31.2 Million Purchase in Emergency Assistance to Seychelles to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic »

Source: Seychelles : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 192020/170

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513544748

Keywords: Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI), Financial and Monetary Sector, Flexible exchange rate policy, Fiscal policy, External sector, Central banks, ISCR, CR, Proj, percent of GDP

This paper refers to Seychelles' Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI). The near-term economic fallout of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is expected to be severe. Restriction in tra...

Seychelles
			: Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Seychelles : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles »

Volume/Issue: 192020/170

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513544748.002

ISBN: 9781513544748

Keywords: Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI), Financial and Monetary Sector, Flexible exchange rate policy, Fiscal policy, External sector, Central banks, ISCR, CR, Proj, percent of GDP

This paper refers to Seychelles' Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI). The near-term economic fallout of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is expected to be severe. Restriction in tra...

Seychelles : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Seychelles : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 192020/170

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513544748

Keywords: Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI), Financial and Monetary Sector, Flexible exchange rate policy, Fiscal policy, External sector, Central banks, ISCR, CR, Proj, percent of GDP

This paper refers to Seychelles' Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI). The near-term economic fallout of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is expected to be severe. Restriction in tra...

Statement by Mr. Nigel Ray, Executive Director of Seychelles, Ms. Johnson, Senior Advisor and Mr. Khurelbaatar, Advisor May 8, 2020

Statement by Mr. Nigel Ray, Executive Director of Seychelles, Ms. Johnson, Senior Advisor and Mr. Khurelbaatar, Advisor May 8, 2020 »

Source: Seychelles : Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 192020/170

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513544748

Keywords: Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI), Financial and Monetary Sector, Flexible exchange rate policy, Fiscal policy, External sector, Central banks, ISCR, CR, Proj, percent of GDP

This paper refers to Seychelles' Request for Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI). The near-term economic fallout of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is expected to be severe. Restriction in tra...

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets

Volume/Issue: 2019/386

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513524290

Keywords: External sector, Financial soundness indicators, Economic stabilization, Economic conditions, National income, ISCR, CR, Proj, percent of GDP, Seychelles rupee

This paper discusses Seychelles' Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) and Request for Modification of Targets. Economic developments since the completion of the 2019 Article IV consultation...

Seychelles
			: Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets

Seychelles : Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets »

Volume/Issue: 2019/386

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513524290.002

ISBN: 9781513524290

Keywords: External sector, Financial soundness indicators, Economic stabilization, Economic conditions, National income, ISCR, CR, Proj, percent of GDP, Seychelles rupee

This paper discusses Seychelles' Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) and Request for Modification of Targets. Economic developments since the completion of the 2019 Article IV consultation...

Seychelles: Fourthreview Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets

Seychelles: Fourthreview Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets »

Source: Seychelles : Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets

Volume/Issue: 2019/386

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2019

ISBN: 9781513524290

Keywords: External sector, Financial soundness indicators, Economic stabilization, Economic conditions, National income, ISCR, CR, Proj, percent of GDP, Seychelles rupee

This paper discusses Seychelles' Fourth Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) and Request for Modification of Targets. Economic developments since the completion of the 2019 Article IV consultation...

IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles and Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation

IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles and Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation »

Source: Seychelles : Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets and Monetary Consultation Clause-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2019/194

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498323208

Keywords: Economic stabilization, External sector, National income, Monetary policy, Expenditures, central bank of Seychelles, Seychelles rupee, percent of GDP, SOEs, Proj

Seychelles has made noticeable progress toward economic stability and sustainability under successive Fund programs through prudent macroeconomic policies and bold reforms since the crisis in 2008. Despite signific...

Seychelles
			: Selected Issues

Seychelles : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2019/195

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498323222.002

ISBN: 9781498323222

Keywords: Indicators of economic activity, Market interest rates, Nominal effective exchange rate, Real effective exchange rates, Economic growth, FCI, financial variable, financial condition, VAR, VSTOXX

Selected Issues...

Seychelles
			: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets and Monetary Consultation Clause-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Seychelles : Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets and Monetary Consultation Clause-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles »

Volume/Issue: 2019/194

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498323208.002

ISBN: 9781498323208

Keywords: Economic stabilization, External sector, National income, Monetary policy, Expenditures, central bank of Seychelles, Seychelles rupee, percent of GDP, SOEs, Proj

Seychelles has made noticeable progress toward economic stability and sustainability under successive Fund programs through prudent macroeconomic policies and bold reforms since the crisis in 2008. Despite signific...

Seychelles

Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2019/195

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498323222

Keywords: Indicators of economic activity, Market interest rates, Nominal effective exchange rate, Real effective exchange rates, Economic growth, FCI, financial variable, financial condition, VAR, VSTOXX

Selected Issues...

Seychelles: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets and Monetary Consultation Clause—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Seychelles: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets and Monetary Consultation Clause—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets and Monetary Consultation Clause-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2019/194

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498323208

Keywords: Economic stabilization, External sector, National income, Monetary policy, Expenditures, central bank of Seychelles, Seychelles rupee, percent of GDP, SOEs, Proj

Seychelles has made noticeable progress toward economic stability and sustainability under successive Fund programs through prudent macroeconomic policies and bold reforms since the crisis in 2008. Despite signific...

Seychelles: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument, Request for Modification of Targets and Monetary Consultation Clause

Seychelles: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument, Request for Modification of Targets and Monetary Consultation Clause »

Source: Seychelles : Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets and Monetary Consultation Clause-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2019/194

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498323208

Keywords: Economic stabilization, External sector, National income, Monetary policy, Expenditures, central bank of Seychelles, Seychelles rupee, percent of GDP, SOEs, Proj

Seychelles has made noticeable progress toward economic stability and sustainability under successive Fund programs through prudent macroeconomic policies and bold reforms since the crisis in 2008. Despite signific...

Statement by Mr. Johnston and Ms. Preston on Seychelles Executive Board Meeting June 14, 2019

Statement by Mr. Johnston and Ms. Preston on Seychelles Executive Board Meeting June 14, 2019 »

Source: Seychelles : Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets and Monetary Consultation Clause-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2019/194

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498323208

Keywords: Economic stabilization, External sector, National income, Monetary policy, Expenditures, central bank of Seychelles, Seychelles rupee, percent of GDP, SOEs, Proj

Seychelles has made noticeable progress toward economic stability and sustainability under successive Fund programs through prudent macroeconomic policies and bold reforms since the crisis in 2008. Despite signific...

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 Completes Second Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : Second Review Under the policy coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/4

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484393055

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

Economic developments since the completion of the first review under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) in June 2018 have been broadly in line with expectations. The program is largely on track. Staff receive...

Seychelles
			: Second Review Under the policy coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets-Press Release; and Staff Report

Seychelles : Second Review Under the policy coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2019/4

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 January 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484393055.002

ISBN: 9781484393055

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

Economic developments since the completion of the first review under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) in June 2018 have been broadly in line with expectations. The program is largely on track. Staff receive...

Seychelles: Second Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets—Press Release; and Staff Report

Seychelles: Second Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets—Press Release; and Staff Report »

Source: Seychelles : Second Review Under the policy coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2019/4

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484393055

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

Economic developments since the completion of the first review under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) in June 2018 have been broadly in line with expectations. The program is largely on track. Staff receive...

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 Completes First Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : First Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets - Press Release; Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2018/196

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484363898

Keywords: Policy instruments, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Exchange rate policy, Financial stability, Inclusive growth, Climatic changes, Economic indicators, Press releases, Staff Reports

This paper discusses Seychelles' First Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) and Request for Modification of Targets. All quantitative targets for end-December 2017, the program's first review test...

Seychelles
			: First Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets - Press Release; Staff Report

Seychelles : First Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets - Press Release; Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2018/196

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484363898.002

ISBN: 9781484363898

Keywords: Policy instruments, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Exchange rate policy, Financial stability, Inclusive growth, Climatic changes, Economic indicators, Press releases, Staff Reports

This paper discusses Seychelles' First Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) and Request for Modification of Targets. All quantitative targets for end-December 2017, the program's first review test...

Seychelles: First Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets—Press Release; Staff Report

Seychelles: First Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets—Press Release; Staff Report »

Source: Seychelles : First Review under the Policy Coordination Instrument and Request for Modification of Targets - Press Release; Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2018/196

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 June 2018

ISBN: 9781484363898

Keywords: Policy instruments, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Exchange rate policy, Financial stability, Inclusive growth, Climatic changes, Economic indicators, Press releases, Staff Reports

This paper discusses Seychelles' First Review Under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) and Request for Modification of Targets. All quantitative targets for end-December 2017, the program's first review test...

IMF Executive Board Approves Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles

IMF Executive Board Approves Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument for Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : Request for a Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument and Ex-Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement-Press Release; Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/401

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484335116

Keywords: Extended arrangement requests, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sustainability, Monetary policy, Fiscal reforms, Financial stability, Ex post assessments, Economic indicators, Balance of payments statistics, Debt sustainability analysis

This paper discusses Seychelles' Request for a Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) and Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement. The PCI for Seychelles will build on the lessons from the pre...

Seychelles
			: Request for a Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument and Ex-Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement-Press Release; Staff Report

Seychelles : Request for a Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument and Ex-Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement-Press Release; Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2017/401

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484335116.002

ISBN: 9781484335116

Keywords: Extended arrangement requests, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sustainability, Monetary policy, Fiscal reforms, Financial stability, Ex post assessments, Economic indicators, Balance of payments statistics, Debt sustainability analysis

This paper discusses Seychelles' Request for a Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) and Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement. The PCI for Seychelles will build on the lessons from the pre...

Seychelles: Request for a Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument and Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement

Seychelles: Request for a Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument and Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement »

Source: Seychelles : Request for a Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument and Ex-Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement-Press Release; Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2017/401

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2017

ISBN: 9781484335116

Keywords: Extended arrangement requests, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sustainability, Monetary policy, Fiscal reforms, Financial stability, Ex post assessments, Economic indicators, Balance of payments statistics, Debt sustainability analysis

This paper discusses Seychelles' Request for a Three-Year Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI) and Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement. The PCI for Seychelles will build on the lessons from the pre...

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....

IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under the Extended Fund Facility with Seychelles and Approves $2.3 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under the Extended Fund Facility with Seychelles and Approves $2.3 Million Disbursement »

Source: Seychelles : 2017 Article IV Consultation and Sixth Review Under the Extended Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2017/160

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484304785

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights Seychelles' continued strong macroeconomic performance in 2016. Economic growth reached 4.5 percent, reflecting increased tourist arrivals, stronger output in the fishin...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Seychelles

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2017 Article IV Consultation with Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : 2017 Article IV Consultation and Sixth Review Under the Extended Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2017/160

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484304785

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights Seychelles' continued strong macroeconomic performance in 2016. Economic growth reached 4.5 percent, reflecting increased tourist arrivals, stronger output in the fishin...

Seychelles
			: 2017 Article IV Consultation and Sixth Review Under the Extended Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Seychelles : 2017 Article IV Consultation and Sixth Review Under the Extended Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles »

Volume/Issue: 2017/160

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484304785.002

ISBN: 9781484304785

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights Seychelles' continued strong macroeconomic performance in 2016. Economic growth reached 4.5 percent, reflecting increased tourist arrivals, stronger output in the fishin...

Seychelles
			: Climate Change Policy Assessment

Seychelles : Climate Change Policy Assessment »

Volume/Issue: 2017/162

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484304808.002

ISBN: 9781484304808

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This paper takes stock of Seychelles' plans to manage climate change, from the perspective of its macroeconomic implications. It suggests macro-relevant reforms that could strengthen the plans' likelihood of succes...

Seychelles
			: Selected Issues

Seychelles : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2017/161

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484304792.002

ISBN: 9781484304792

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This Selected Issues paper discusses measures to enhance resilience to climate and natural disasters in Seychelles. Rising sea levels, changing rainfall patterns, increasingly intense and frequent tropical cyclones...

Seychelles

Seychelles »

Source: Seychelles : Climate Change Policy Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2017/162

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484304808

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This paper takes stock of Seychelles' plans to manage climate change, from the perspective of its macroeconomic implications. It suggests macro-relevant reforms that could strengthen the plans' likelihood of succes...

Seychelles: Selected Issues

Seychelles: Selected Issues »

Source: Seychelles : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/161

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484304792

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This Selected Issues paper discusses measures to enhance resilience to climate and natural disasters in Seychelles. Rising sea levels, changing rainfall patterns, increasingly intense and frequent tropical cyclones...

Seychelles: Selected Issues

Seychelles: Selected Issues »

Source: Seychelles : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/161

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484304792

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This Selected Issues paper discusses measures to enhance resilience to climate and natural disasters in Seychelles. Rising sea levels, changing rainfall patterns, increasingly intense and frequent tropical cyclones...

Seychelles: Selected Issues

Seychelles: Selected Issues »

Source: Seychelles : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/161

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484304792

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This Selected Issues paper discusses measures to enhance resilience to climate and natural disasters in Seychelles. Rising sea levels, changing rainfall patterns, increasingly intense and frequent tropical cyclones...

Seychelles: Selected Issues

Seychelles: Selected Issues »

Source: Seychelles : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/161

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484304792

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This Selected Issues paper discusses measures to enhance resilience to climate and natural disasters in Seychelles. Rising sea levels, changing rainfall patterns, increasingly intense and frequent tropical cyclones...

Seychelles: Selected Issues

Seychelles: Selected Issues »

Source: Seychelles : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/161

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484304792

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This Selected Issues paper discusses measures to enhance resilience to climate and natural disasters in Seychelles. Rising sea levels, changing rainfall patterns, increasingly intense and frequent tropical cyclones...

Seychelles: Selected Issues

Seychelles: Selected Issues »

Source: Seychelles : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/161

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484304792

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This Selected Issues paper discusses measures to enhance resilience to climate and natural disasters in Seychelles. Rising sea levels, changing rainfall patterns, increasingly intense and frequent tropical cyclones...

Seychelles: Selected Issues

Seychelles: Selected Issues »

Source: Seychelles : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/161

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484304792

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This Selected Issues paper discusses measures to enhance resilience to climate and natural disasters in Seychelles. Rising sea levels, changing rainfall patterns, increasingly intense and frequent tropical cyclones...

Seychelles: Selected Issues

Seychelles: Selected Issues »

Source: Seychelles : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2017/161

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484304792

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This Selected Issues paper discusses measures to enhance resilience to climate and natural disasters in Seychelles. Rising sea levels, changing rainfall patterns, increasingly intense and frequent tropical cyclones...

Seychelles: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation and Sixth Review under the Extended Arrangement

Seychelles: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation and Sixth Review under the Extended Arrangement »

Source: Seychelles : 2017 Article IV Consultation and Sixth Review Under the Extended Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2017/160

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484304785

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights Seychelles' continued strong macroeconomic performance in 2016. Economic growth reached 4.5 percent, reflecting increased tourist arrivals, stronger output in the fishin...

Seychelles: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation, Sixth Review Under the Extended Arrangement— Informational Annex

Seychelles: Staff Report for the 2017 Article IV Consultation, Sixth Review Under the Extended Arrangement— Informational Annex »

Source: Seychelles : 2017 Article IV Consultation and Sixth Review Under the Extended Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2017/160

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484304785

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights Seychelles' continued strong macroeconomic performance in 2016. Economic growth reached 4.5 percent, reflecting increased tourist arrivals, stronger output in the fishin...

Statement by Mr. Choi, Executive Director for Seychelles and Mr. Cafrine Advisor to the Executive Director June 2, 2017

Statement by Mr. Choi, Executive Director for Seychelles and Mr. Cafrine Advisor to the Executive Director June 2, 2017 »

Source: Seychelles : 2017 Article IV Consultation and Sixth Review Under the Extended Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2017/160

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484304785

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This 2017 Article IV Consultation highlights Seychelles' continued strong macroeconomic performance in 2016. Economic growth reached 4.5 percent, reflecting increased tourist arrivals, stronger output in the fishin...

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 Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Seychelles, and Approves US$4.4 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Seychelles, and Approves US$4.4 Million Disbursement »

Source: Seychelles : Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2017/51

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475579079

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Seychelles' Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria. All performance criteria as of December 31,...

Seychelles
			: Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Seychelles : Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles »

Volume/Issue: 2017/51

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475579079.002

ISBN: 9781475579079

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Seychelles' Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria. All performance criteria as of December 31,...

Seychelles: Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria

Seychelles: Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria »

Source: Seychelles : Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2017/51

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475579079

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Seychelles' Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria. All performance criteria as of December 31,...

Seychelles: Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement and Requests for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria and Waiver of Nonobservance—Supplementary Information, and Supplementary Letter of Intent

Seychelles: Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement and Requests for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria and Waiver of Nonobservance—Supplementary Information, and Supplementary Letter of Intent »

Source: Seychelles : Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2017/51

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475579079

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Seychelles' Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria. All performance criteria as of December 31,...

Statement by Mr. Johnston, Alternate Executive Director for Seychelles, and Mr. Cafrine, Advisor to Executive Director, January 11, 2017

Statement by Mr. Johnston, Alternate Executive Director for Seychelles, and Mr. Cafrine, Advisor to Executive Director, January 11, 2017 »

Source: Seychelles : Fourth and Fifth Reviews Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2017/51

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2017

ISBN: 9781475579079

Keywords: Seychelles, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Seychelles' Fourth and Fifth Reviews under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria. All performance criteria as of December 31,...

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

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

Volume/Issue: 2016/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Niko Hobdari , and Ali Uppal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475563115

Keywords: South Africa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland

This paper analyzes food inflation trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from 2000 to 2016 using two novel datasets of disaggregated CPI baskets. Average food inflation is higher, more volatile, and similarly persiste...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2016/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Niko Hobdari , and Ali Uppal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

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

ISBN: 9781475563115

Keywords: South Africa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland

This paper analyzes food inflation trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from 2000 to 2016 using two novel datasets of disaggregated CPI baskets. Average food inflation is higher, more volatile, and similarly persiste...

Sub-Saharan African Migration
			: Patterns and Spillovers

Sub-Saharan African Migration : Patterns and Spillovers »

Volume/Issue: 2016/09

Series: Spillover Notes

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 November 2016

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

ISBN: 9781475546668

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

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

Sub-Saharan African Migration

Sub-Saharan African Migration »

Source: Sub-Saharan African Migration : Patterns and Spillovers

Volume/Issue: 2016/09

Series: Spillover Notes

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 November 2016

ISBN: 9781475546668

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

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

6. Conclusions

6. Conclusions »

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

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

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

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

5. Country Case Studies

5. Country Case Studies »

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

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

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

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

Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

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

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

Volume: 16

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

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

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

Back Matter

Back Matter »

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

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

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

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

Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

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

Volume: 16

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

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

ISBN: 9781513563541

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

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

2. How to Measure the Degree of Fiscal Procyclicality

2. How to Measure the Degree of Fiscal Procyclicality »

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

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

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

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

1. Introduction

1. Introduction »

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

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

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

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

Overview

Overview »

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

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

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

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

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

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

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

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

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

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

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

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

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

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Tetsuya Konuki , and Mauricio Villafuerte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 August 2016

ISBN: 9781513563541

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

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

Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts

Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts »

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

Volume/Issue: 2016/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Dippelsman , Venkat Josyula , and Eric Métreau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2016

ISBN: 9781475569339

Keywords: System of National Accounts, chain linking, volume measures, fixed base year

There are two approaches for producing volume estimates of GDP, fixed base year and annual chaining. While most advanced economies have adopted the chain-linked approach in the past twenty years, some African count...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2016/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Dippelsman , Venkat Josyula , and Eric Métreau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2016

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

ISBN: 9781475569339

Keywords: System of National Accounts, chain linking, volume measures, fixed base year

There are two approaches for producing volume estimates of GDP, fixed base year and annual chaining. While most advanced economies have adopted the chain-linked approach in the past twenty years, some African count...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2016/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2016

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

ISBN: 9781484388518

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

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

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

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

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

Volume/Issue: 2016/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 June 2016

ISBN: 9781484388518

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

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

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 Completes Third Review Under the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Seychelles, and Approves US$2.3 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Seychelles, and Approves US$2.3 Million Disbursement »

Source: Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2016/15

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513524337

Keywords: debt, monetary policy, balance of payments, credit growth, inflation, Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This paper discusses Seychelles’ Third Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PC). All PCs for end-June 2015, the program’s third test date, were met. Based on p...

Seychelles

Seychelles »

Volume/Issue: 2016/15

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513524337.002

ISBN: 9781513524337

Keywords: debt, monetary policy, balance of payments, credit growth, inflation, Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This paper discusses Seychelles’ Third Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PC). All PCs for end-June 2015, the program’s third test date, were met. Based on p...

Seychelles: Third Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria

Seychelles: Third Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria »

Source: Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2016/15

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513524337

Keywords: debt, monetary policy, balance of payments, credit growth, inflation, Sub-Saharan Africa, Seychelles

This paper discusses Seychelles’ Third Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PC). All PCs for end-June 2015, the program’s third test date, were met. Based on p...

External Devaluations

External Devaluations »

Source: External Devaluations : Are Small States Different?

Volume/Issue: 2015/240

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Acevedo Mejia , Aliona Cebotari , Kevin Greenidge , and Geoffrey Keim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2015

ISBN: 9781513512914

Keywords: external devaluation, devaluations, exchange rate, devaluation, currency, consumption, Studies of Particular Policy Episodes, Economic Growth of Open Economies, All Countries,

The paper investigates whether the macroeconomic effects of external devaluations have systematically different effects in small states, which are typically more open and less diversified than larger peers. Through...

External Devaluations
			: Are Small States Different?

External Devaluations : Are Small States Different? »

Volume/Issue: 2015/240

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sebastian Acevedo Mejia , Aliona Cebotari , Kevin Greenidge , and Geoffrey Keim

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513512914.001

ISBN: 9781513512914

Keywords: external devaluation, devaluations, exchange rate, devaluation, currency, consumption, Studies of Particular Policy Episodes, Economic Growth of Open Economies, All Countries,

The paper investigates whether the macroeconomic effects of external devaluations have systematically different effects in small states, which are typically more open and less diversified than larger peers. Through...

2. Competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa: Marking Time or Moving Ahead?

2. Competitiveness in Sub-Saharan Africa: Marking Time or Moving Ahead? »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015 : Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513597331

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

In recent years the sub-Saharan African region has experienced strong real GDP growth and substantial trade integration. However, growth in sub-Saharan Africa’s trade volumes has not kept up with growth in t...

1. Dealing with the Gathering Clouds

1. Dealing with the Gathering Clouds »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015 : Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513597331

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

Economic activity in sub-Saharan Africa has weakened markedly. To be sure, growth—at 3¾ percent this year and 4¼ percent in 2016—still remains higher than in many other emerging and developing regions of the...

Executive Summary

Executive Summary »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015 : Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513597331

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

Dealing with the Gathering Clouds Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa has weakened markedly, and is now expected at 3¾ percent this year and 4¼ percent in 2016, from 5 perce...

3. Inequality and Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

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

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015 : Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513597331

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

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