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Determinants of Pre-Pandemic Demand for the IMF's Concessional Financing

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Determinants of Pre-Pandemic Demand for the IMF's Concessional Financing »

Source: Determinants of Pre-Pandemic Demand for the IMF's Concessional Financing

Volume/Issue: 2021/015

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Timothy Hills , Huy Nguyen , and Randa Sab

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 January 2021

ISBN: 9781513567778

Keywords: Concessional external borrowing, External debt, Factor models, Real effective exchange rates, Current account balance, Concessional financing, dynamic factor model, probit regression., WP, financing arrangement

This study focuses on identifying the main factors that influenced country-specific and aggregate demand for IMF concessional financing between 1986 and 2018 and makes within-period and out-of-period forecasts. We...

Determinants of Pre-Pandemic Demand for the IMF's Concessional Financing

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Determinants of Pre-Pandemic Demand for the IMF's Concessional Financing »

Volume/Issue: 2021/015

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Timothy Hills , Huy Nguyen , and Randa Sab

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 January 2021

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513567778.001

ISBN: 9781513567778

Keywords: Concessional external borrowing, External debt, Factor models, Real effective exchange rates, Current account balance, Concessional financing, dynamic factor model, probit regression., WP, financing arrangement

This study focuses on identifying the main factors that influenced country-specific and aggregate demand for IMF concessional financing between 1986 and 2018 and makes within-period and out-of-period forecasts. We...

IMF Executive Board Approves US$143 Million Disbursement to Sierra Leone to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

IMF Executive Board Approves US$143 Million Disbursement to Sierra Leone to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic »

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

Volume/Issue: 192020/196

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513546964

Keywords: Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), External sector, Fiscal sector, Economic reforms, Real sector, Credit, ISCR, CR, credit facility, BSL

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic puts Sierra Leone's population at risk and is a serious blow to t...

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

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

Volume/Issue: 192020/196

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513546964.002

ISBN: 9781513546964

Keywords: Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), External sector, Fiscal sector, Economic reforms, Real sector, Credit, ISCR, CR, credit facility, BSL

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic puts Sierra Leone's population at risk and is a serious blow to t...

Sierra Leone : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility—Debt Sustainability Analysis1

Sierra Leone : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility—Debt Sustainability Analysis1 »

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

Volume/Issue: 192020/196

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513546964

Keywords: Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), External sector, Fiscal sector, Economic reforms, Real sector, Credit, ISCR, CR, credit facility, BSL

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic puts Sierra Leone's population at risk and is a serious blow to t...

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

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

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

Volume/Issue: 192020/196

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513546964

Keywords: Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), External sector, Fiscal sector, Economic reforms, Real sector, Credit, ISCR, CR, credit facility, BSL

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic puts Sierra Leone's population at risk and is a serious blow to t...

Statement by Mr. Dumisani Hebert Mahlinza, Executive Director for Sierra Leone and Mr. Willie Nakunyada, Advisor to the Executive Director Executive Board Meeting June 3, 2020

Statement by Mr. Dumisani Hebert Mahlinza, Executive Director for Sierra Leone and Mr. Willie Nakunyada, Advisor to the Executive Director Executive Board Meeting June 3, 2020 »

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

Volume/Issue: 192020/196

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2020

ISBN: 9781513546964

Keywords: Rapid Credit Facility (RCF), External sector, Fiscal sector, Economic reforms, Real sector, Credit, ISCR, CR, credit facility, BSL

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF). The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic puts Sierra Leone's population at risk and is a serious blow to t...

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review of Sierra Leone’s Extended Credit Facility

IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review of Sierra Leone’s Extended Credit Facility »

Source: Sierra Leone : 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review

Volume/Issue: 2020/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513541273

Keywords: Central banks, External sector, Credit, Development, Public financial management, ISCR, CR, BSL, arrears, ECF

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion. Sierra Leone continued...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Sierra Leone

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Sierra Leone »

Source: Sierra Leone : 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review

Volume/Issue: 2020/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513541273

Keywords: Central banks, External sector, Credit, Development, Public financial management, ISCR, CR, BSL, arrears, ECF

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion. Sierra Leone continued...

Sierra Leone
			: 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review

Sierra Leone : 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review »

Volume/Issue: 2020/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513541273.002

ISBN: 9781513541273

Keywords: Central banks, External sector, Credit, Development, Public financial management, ISCR, CR, BSL, arrears, ECF

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion. Sierra Leone continued...

Sierra Leone
			: Selected Issues

Sierra Leone : Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2020/117

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513541310.002

ISBN: 9781513541310

Keywords: Development policy, Central banking and monetary issues, External sector, Economic stabilization, Monetary transmission mechanism, ISCR, CR, T-bill, arrears, BSL

This Selected Issues paper on Sierra Leone shows that boosting education and its quality for all children yields substantial macroeconomic gains. While investments in the sector will take time to yield results, the...

Sierra Leone: 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review

Sierra Leone: 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review »

Source: Sierra Leone : 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review

Volume/Issue: 2020/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513541273

Keywords: Central banks, External sector, Credit, Development, Public financial management, ISCR, CR, BSL, arrears, ECF

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion. Sierra Leone continued...

Sierra Leone: Selected Issues

Sierra Leone: Selected Issues »

Source: Sierra Leone : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2020/117

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513541310

Keywords: Development policy, Central banking and monetary issues, External sector, Economic stabilization, Monetary transmission mechanism, ISCR, CR, T-bill, arrears, BSL

This Selected Issues paper on Sierra Leone shows that boosting education and its quality for all children yields substantial macroeconomic gains. While investments in the sector will take time to yield results, the...

Sierra Leone: Selected Issues

Sierra Leone: Selected Issues »

Source: Sierra Leone : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2020/117

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513541310

Keywords: Development policy, Central banking and monetary issues, External sector, Economic stabilization, Monetary transmission mechanism, ISCR, CR, T-bill, arrears, BSL

This Selected Issues paper on Sierra Leone shows that boosting education and its quality for all children yields substantial macroeconomic gains. While investments in the sector will take time to yield results, the...

Sierra Leone: Selected Issues

Sierra Leone: Selected Issues »

Source: Sierra Leone : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2020/117

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513541310

Keywords: Development policy, Central banking and monetary issues, External sector, Economic stabilization, Monetary transmission mechanism, ISCR, CR, T-bill, arrears, BSL

This Selected Issues paper on Sierra Leone shows that boosting education and its quality for all children yields substantial macroeconomic gains. While investments in the sector will take time to yield results, the...

Sierra Leone: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review—Debt Sustainability Analysis

Sierra Leone: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review—Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: Sierra Leone : 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review

Volume/Issue: 2020/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513541273

Keywords: Central banks, External sector, Credit, Development, Public financial management, ISCR, CR, BSL, arrears, ECF

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion. Sierra Leone continued...

Sierra Leone: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under The Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review—Informational Annex

Sierra Leone: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under The Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review—Informational Annex »

Source: Sierra Leone : 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review

Volume/Issue: 2020/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513541273

Keywords: Central banks, External sector, Credit, Development, Public financial management, ISCR, CR, BSL, arrears, ECF

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion. Sierra Leone continued...

Sierra Leone: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review—Supplementary Information

Sierra Leone: Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review—Supplementary Information »

Source: Sierra Leone : 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review

Volume/Issue: 2020/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513541273

Keywords: Central banks, External sector, Credit, Development, Public financial management, ISCR, CR, BSL, arrears, ECF

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion. Sierra Leone continued...

Statement by Mr. Dumisani Hebert Mahlinza, Executive Director for Sierra Leone and Mr. Willie Nakunyada, Advisor to the Executive Director April 3, 2020

Statement by Mr. Dumisani Hebert Mahlinza, Executive Director for Sierra Leone and Mr. Willie Nakunyada, Advisor to the Executive Director April 3, 2020 »

Source: Sierra Leone : 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review

Volume/Issue: 2020/116

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513541273

Keywords: Central banks, External sector, Credit, Development, Public financial management, ISCR, CR, BSL, arrears, ECF

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's 2019 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion. Sierra Leone continued...

IMF Executive Board Approves Immediate Debt Service Relief for 25 Eligible Low-Income Countries

IMF Executive Board Approves Immediate Debt Service Relief for 25 Eligible Low-Income Countries »

Source: Catastrophe Containment And Relief Trust-Approval Of Grant Assistance For Debt Service Relief

Volume: 20

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513540603

Keywords: Debt service, Debt relief, Balance of payments need, Public health, Balance of payments, PP, executive board, tranches, grant support, global pandemic

This paper proposes that the Executive Board determine that the global COVID-19 pandemic constitutes a Qualifying Public Health Disaster (QPHD) under the Catastrophe Containment (CC) Window of the Catastrophe Conta...

Catastrophe Containment And Relief Trust-Approval Of Grant Assistance For Debt Service Relief

Catastrophe Containment And Relief Trust-Approval Of Grant Assistance For Debt Service Relief »

Volume: 20

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513540603.007

ISBN: 9781513540603

Keywords: Debt service, Debt relief, Balance of payments need, Public health, Balance of payments, PP, executive board, tranches, grant support, global pandemic

This paper proposes that the Executive Board determine that the global COVID-19 pandemic constitutes a Qualifying Public Health Disaster (QPHD) under the Catastrophe Containment (CC) Window of the Catastrophe Conta...

IMF Policy Paper: Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust—Approval of Grant Assistance for Debt Service Relief

IMF Policy Paper: Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust—Approval of Grant Assistance for Debt Service Relief »

Source: Catastrophe Containment And Relief Trust-Approval Of Grant Assistance For Debt Service Relief

Volume: 20

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513540603

Keywords: Debt service, Debt relief, Balance of payments need, Public health, Balance of payments, PP, executive board, tranches, grant support, global pandemic

This paper proposes that the Executive Board determine that the global COVID-19 pandemic constitutes a Qualifying Public Health Disaster (QPHD) under the Catastrophe Containment (CC) Window of the Catastrophe Conta...

Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust: Policy Proposals and Funding Strategy

Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust: Policy Proposals and Funding Strategy »

Source: Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust : Policy Proposals and Funding Strategy

Volume: 20

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513539454

Keywords: Debt service, Debt relief, Balance of payments need, Balance of payments, Debt service payments, PP, global pandemic, executive board, pandemic, proposed decision

In direct response to the COVID-19 crisis the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has adopted some immediate enhancements to its Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) to enable the Fund to p...

Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust: Policy Proposals and Funding Strategy—Proposed Decision

Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust: Policy Proposals and Funding Strategy—Proposed Decision »

Source: Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust : Policy Proposals and Funding Strategy

Volume: 20

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513539454

Keywords: Debt service, Debt relief, Balance of payments need, Balance of payments, Debt service payments, PP, global pandemic, executive board, pandemic, proposed decision

In direct response to the COVID-19 crisis the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has adopted some immediate enhancements to its Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) to enable the Fund to p...

IMF Enhances Debt Relief Trust to Enable Support for Eligible Low-Income Countries in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic

IMF Enhances Debt Relief Trust to Enable Support for Eligible Low-Income Countries in the Wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic »

Source: Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust : Policy Proposals and Funding Strategy

Volume: 20

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2020

ISBN: 9781513539454

Keywords: Debt service, Debt relief, Balance of payments need, Balance of payments, Debt service payments, PP, global pandemic, executive board, pandemic, proposed decision

In direct response to the COVID-19 crisis the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has adopted some immediate enhancements to its Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) to enable the Fund to p...

Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust
			: Policy Proposals and Funding Strategy

Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust : Policy Proposals and Funding Strategy »

Volume: 20

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513539454.007

ISBN: 9781513539454

Keywords: Debt service, Debt relief, Balance of payments need, Balance of payments, Debt service payments, PP, global pandemic, executive board, pandemic, proposed decision

In direct response to the COVID-19 crisis the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board has adopted some immediate enhancements to its Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust (CCRT) to enable the Fund to p...

The Impact of Conflict and Political Instability on Banking Crises in Developing Countries

The Impact of Conflict and Political Instability on Banking Crises in Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2020/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ali Compaoré , Montfort Mlachila , Rasmané Ouedraogo , and Sandrine Sourouema

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513530055.001

ISBN: 9781513530055

Keywords: Banking crisis, Balance sheets, Economic recession, Banking sector, Real effective exchange rates, conflict, political instability, banking crises, fiscal crises, WP

While there is an extensive literature examining the economic impact of conflict and political instability, surprisingly there have been few studies on their impact on the probability of banking crises. This paper...

The Impact of Conflict and Political Instability on Banking Crises in Developing Countries

The Impact of Conflict and Political Instability on Banking Crises in Developing Countries »

Source: The Impact of Conflict and Political Instability on Banking Crises in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2020/41

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ali Compaoré , Montfort Mlachila , Rasmané Ouedraogo , and Sandrine Sourouema

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2020

ISBN: 9781513530055

Keywords: Banking crisis, Balance sheets, Economic recession, Banking sector, Real effective exchange rates, conflict, political instability, banking crises, fiscal crises, WP

While there is an extensive literature examining the economic impact of conflict and political instability, surprisingly there have been few studies on their impact on the probability of banking crises. This paper...

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Approves US$21.62 Million Disbursement for Sierra Leone

IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Approves US$21.62 Million Disbursement for Sierra Leone »

Source: Sierra Leone : First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume: 19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498324885

Keywords: Credit, Fiscal policy, Development, Monetary policy, External sector, ECF, BSL, arrears, disbursement, net lend

Actions by the new government since taking office in April 2018 helped to stabilize macroeconomic conditions, but the situation remains challenging. Overall growth remained subdued. While elevated, inflation is tra...

Sierra Leone
			: First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone : First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone »

Volume: 19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498324885.002

ISBN: 9781498324885

Keywords: Credit, Fiscal policy, Development, Monetary policy, External sector, ECF, BSL, arrears, disbursement, net lend

Actions by the new government since taking office in April 2018 helped to stabilize macroeconomic conditions, but the situation remains challenging. Overall growth remained subdued. While elevated, inflation is tra...

Sierra Leone
			: Economic Development Documents-National Development Plan, 2019-23

Sierra Leone : Economic Development Documents-National Development Plan, 2019-23 »

Volume/Issue: 2019/218

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498324960.002

ISBN: 9781498324960

Keywords: Economic growth, Economic stabilization, Financial sector development, Demographic indicators, Economic recovery, MDAs, government of sierra, national development plan, development partner, key target

The Government of Sierra Leone's new Medium-term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2019-2023 has been founded on a strong political commitment to deliver devel-opment results that would improve the welfare of Sierr...

Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone »

Source: Sierra Leone : Economic Development Documents-National Development Plan, 2019-23

Volume/Issue: 2019/218

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498324960

Keywords: Economic growth, Economic stabilization, Financial sector development, Demographic indicators, Economic recovery, MDAs, government of sierra, national development plan, development partner, key target

The Government of Sierra Leone's new Medium-term National Development Plan (MTNDP) 2019-2023 has been founded on a strong political commitment to deliver devel-opment results that would improve the welfare of Sierr...

Sierra Leone: First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurnaces Review—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone: First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurnaces Review—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone »

Source: Sierra Leone : First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume: 19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498324885

Keywords: Credit, Fiscal policy, Development, Monetary policy, External sector, ECF, BSL, arrears, disbursement, net lend

Actions by the new government since taking office in April 2018 helped to stabilize macroeconomic conditions, but the situation remains challenging. Overall growth remained subdued. While elevated, inflation is tra...

Statement by Mr. Dumisani Hebert Mahlinza, Executive Director for Sierra Leone and Mr. Willie Nakunyada, Advisor to the Executive Director June 28, 2019

Statement by Mr. Dumisani Hebert Mahlinza, Executive Director for Sierra Leone and Mr. Willie Nakunyada, Advisor to the Executive Director June 28, 2019 »

Source: Sierra Leone : First Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume: 19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2019

ISBN: 9781498324885

Keywords: Credit, Fiscal policy, Development, Monetary policy, External sector, ECF, BSL, arrears, disbursement, net lend

Actions by the new government since taking office in April 2018 helped to stabilize macroeconomic conditions, but the situation remains challenging. Overall growth remained subdued. While elevated, inflation is tra...

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 Approves US$172.1 Million Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility for Sierra Leone

IMF Executive Board Approves US$172.1 Million Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility for Sierra Leone »

Source: Sierra Leone : Request for An Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2018/371

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484391396

Sierra Leone is a fragile state. Since emerging from a decade-long civil war in 2001, the country has made notable economic progress but has also suffered occasional setbacks, such as the Ebola Virus Disease epidem...

Sierra Leone
			: Request for An Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone : Request for An Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone »

Volume/Issue: 2018/371

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484391396.002

ISBN: 9781484391396

Sierra Leone is a fragile state. Since emerging from a decade-long civil war in 2001, the country has made notable economic progress but has also suffered occasional setbacks, such as the Ebola Virus Disease epidem...

Sierra Leone: Request for an Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility

Sierra Leone: Request for an Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility »

Source: Sierra Leone : Request for An Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2018/371

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484391396

Sierra Leone is a fragile state. Since emerging from a decade-long civil war in 2001, the country has made notable economic progress but has also suffered occasional setbacks, such as the Ebola Virus Disease epidem...

Sierra Leone: Request for an Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility—Debt Sustainability Analysis

Sierra Leone: Request for an Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility—Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: Sierra Leone : Request for An Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2018/371

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484391396

Sierra Leone is a fragile state. Since emerging from a decade-long civil war in 2001, the country has made notable economic progress but has also suffered occasional setbacks, such as the Ebola Virus Disease epidem...

Statement by the Staff Representative on Sierra Leone

Statement by the Staff Representative on Sierra Leone »

Source: Sierra Leone : Request for An Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2018/371

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484391396

Sierra Leone is a fragile state. Since emerging from a decade-long civil war in 2001, the country has made notable economic progress but has also suffered occasional setbacks, such as the Ebola Virus Disease epidem...

Statement of Mr. Dumisani Hebert Mahlinza, Executive Director for Sierra Leone and Mr. Willie Nakunyada, Advisor to the Executive Director

Statement of Mr. Dumisani Hebert Mahlinza, Executive Director for Sierra Leone and Mr. Willie Nakunyada, Advisor to the Executive Director »

Source: Sierra Leone : Request for An Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Statement; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2018/371

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 December 2018

ISBN: 9781484391396

Sierra Leone is a fragile state. Since emerging from a decade-long civil war in 2001, the country has made notable economic progress but has also suffered occasional setbacks, such as the Ebola Virus Disease epidem...

IMF Executive Board Discusses 2018 Review of Facilities for Low-Income Countries

IMF Executive Board Discusses 2018 Review of Facilities for Low-Income Countries »

Source: 2018 Review of Facilities for Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2018/039

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2018

ISBN: 9781498310871

Keywords: Interest rates, Credit, Balance of payments need, Development, Concessional aid, concessional, ECF, SCF, RCF, LIC

The Fund is facing strong demand for financing from low-income countries (LICs). Commodity price shocks and loose fiscal policies have contributed to rising debt levels and financing needs in many countries. Severa...

2018 Review of Facilities for Low-Income Countries

2018 Review of Facilities for Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2018/039

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498310871.007

ISBN: 9781498310871

Keywords: Interest rates, Credit, Balance of payments need, Development, Concessional aid, concessional, ECF, SCF, RCF, LIC

The Fund is facing strong demand for financing from low-income countries (LICs). Commodity price shocks and loose fiscal policies have contributed to rising debt levels and financing needs in many countries. Severa...

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...

2018 Review of Facilities for Low-Income Countries

2018 Review of Facilities for Low-Income Countries »

Source: 2018 Review of Facilities for Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2018/039

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2018

ISBN: 9781498310871

Keywords: Interest rates, Credit, Balance of payments need, Development, Concessional aid, concessional, ECF, SCF, RCF, LIC

The Fund is facing strong demand for financing from low-income countries (LICs). Commodity price shocks and loose fiscal policies have contributed to rising debt levels and financing needs in many countries. Severa...

2018 Review of Facilities for Low-Income Countries

2018 Review of Facilities for Low-Income Countries »

Source: 2018 Review of Facilities for Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2018/039

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department;International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2018

ISBN: 9781498310871

Keywords: Interest rates, Credit, Balance of payments need, Development, Concessional aid, concessional, ECF, SCF, RCF, LIC

The Fund is facing strong demand for financing from low-income countries (LICs). Commodity price shocks and loose fiscal policies have contributed to rising debt levels and financing needs in many countries. Severa...

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...

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 Approves US$224.2 Million Under the ECF Arrangement for Sierra Leone

IMF Executive Board Approves US$224.2 Million Under the ECF Arrangement for Sierra Leone »

Source: Sierra Leone : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2017/154

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303832

Keywords: Sierra Leone, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). In the near term, this ECF is expected to support important but difficult policies: ending routine...

Sierra Leone
			: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone »

Volume/Issue: 2017/154

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 June 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484303832.002

ISBN: 9781484303832

Keywords: Sierra Leone, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). In the near term, this ECF is expected to support important but difficult policies: ending routine...

Sierra Leone: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility

Sierra Leone: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility »

Source: Sierra Leone : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2017/154

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303832

Keywords: Sierra Leone, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). In the near term, this ECF is expected to support important but difficult policies: ending routine...

Sierra Leone: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility—Debt Sustainability Analysis

Sierra Leone: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility—Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: Sierra Leone : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2017/154

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303832

Keywords: Sierra Leone, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). In the near term, this ECF is expected to support important but difficult policies: ending routine...

Statement of Mr. Maxwell Mkwezalamba, Executive Director for Sierra Leone and Mr. Tharcisse Yamuremye, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director June 5, 2017

Statement of Mr. Maxwell Mkwezalamba, Executive Director for Sierra Leone and Mr. Tharcisse Yamuremye, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director June 5, 2017 »

Source: Sierra Leone : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2017/154

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 June 2017

ISBN: 9781484303832

Keywords: Sierra Leone, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). In the near term, this ECF is expected to support important but difficult policies: ending routine...

Chapter 4. Conclusion

Chapter 4. Conclusion »

Source: Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For?

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

Structural transformation in output and employment in sub-Saharan Africa has become a major concern of development economists. This is because analysis of past trends suggests that while the output transform...

Chapter 1. Output, Demographic, and Employment Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

Chapter 1. Output, Demographic, and Employment Transformation in Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia »

Source: Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For?

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

Structural transformation has become a widely used macroeconomic measure of the quality of the economic development process. 1 It is widely accepted that in order for it to happen...

Chapter 3. Projecting Output, Employment, and Productivity Forward through 2020

Chapter 3. Projecting Output, Employment, and Productivity Forward through 2020 »

Source: Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For?

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

This chapter uses the previously developed output and employment projections and analyzes what they mean for medium-term structural transformation in sub-Saharan Africa. The methodology for the projections i...

Chapter 2. Transformation and Productivity: Comparison with Asia

Chapter 2. Transformation and Productivity: Comparison with Asia »

Source: Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For?

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

Productivity Transformation The employment and output data were combined to make assessments of the speed of structural adjustment in sub-Saharan Africa compared with Asian countries...

Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity
			: What Can Africa Hope For?

Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For? »

Volume: 17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475583397.087

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

This paper provides the most complete analysis of the structural transformation among low- and low-middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to date....

Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity: What Can Africa Hope For?

Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity: What Can Africa Hope For? »

Source: Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For?

Volume: 17

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

This paper provides the most complete analysis of the structural transformation among low- and low-middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to date....

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For?

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Louise Fox , Alun Thomas , and Cleary Haines

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2017

ISBN: 9781475583397

Keywords: Employment, Productivity, Structural adjustment, Structural transformation, Sub Saharan Africa

This paper provides the most complete analysis of the structural transformation among low- and low-middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to date....

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

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

Volume/Issue: 2016/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475563115

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

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

IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under ECF Arrangement for Sierra Leone and Approves US$33.23 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under ECF Arrangement for Sierra Leone and Approves US$33.23 Million Disbursement »

Source: Sierra Leone : Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2016/378

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475559798

Keywords: Sierra Leone, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria. Growth is expect...

Sierra Leone
			: Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Press Release; and Staff Report

Sierra Leone : Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Press Release; and Staff Report »

Volume/Issue: 2016/378

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475559798.002

ISBN: 9781475559798

Keywords: Sierra Leone, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria. Growth is expect...

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...

Sierra Leone: Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria

Sierra Leone: Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria »

Source: Sierra Leone : Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2016/378

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475559798

Keywords: Sierra Leone, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria. Growth is expect...

Sierra Leone: Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria—Supplementary Information

Sierra Leone: Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria—Supplementary Information »

Source: Sierra Leone : Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Press Release; and Staff Report

Volume/Issue: 2016/378

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475559798

Keywords: Sierra Leone, Sub-Saharan Africa

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criteria. Growth is expect...

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...

IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under ECF Arrangement for Sierra Leone and Approves US$34.12 Million Disbursement Sierra Leone

IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under ECF Arrangement for Sierra Leone and Approves US$34.12 Million Disbursement Sierra Leone »

Source: Sierra Leone : 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review and Request for an Extension of the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2016/236

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2016

ISBN: 9781498369213

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic outcomes in Sierra Leone have deteriorated sharply over the past two years. Growth declined dramatically from 20.7 percent in 2013, to 4.6 percent in 2014,...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation for Sierra Leone

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation for Sierra Leone »

Source: Sierra Leone : 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review and Request for an Extension of the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2016/236

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2016

ISBN: 9781498369213

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic outcomes in Sierra Leone have deteriorated sharply over the past two years. Growth declined dramatically from 20.7 percent in 2013, to 4.6 percent in 2014,...

Sierra Leone
			: 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review and Request for an Extension of the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone : 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review and Request for an Extension of the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone »

Volume/Issue: 2016/236

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498369213.002

ISBN: 9781498369213

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic outcomes in Sierra Leone have deteriorated sharply over the past two years. Growth declined dramatically from 20.7 percent in 2013, to 4.6 percent in 2014,...

Sierra Leone
			: Sierra Leone: Selected Issues

Sierra Leone : Sierra Leone: Selected Issues »

Volume/Issue: 2016/237

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498369824.002

ISBN: 9781498369824

This Selected Issues paper aims to measure the impact of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic on economic growth in Sierra Leone. A novel empirical approach is used, which is based on a Difference in Differences...

Sierra Leone: Selected Issues

Sierra Leone: Selected Issues »

Source: Sierra Leone : Sierra Leone: Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2016/237

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2016

ISBN: 9781498369824

This Selected Issues paper aims to measure the impact of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic on economic growth in Sierra Leone. A novel empirical approach is used, which is based on a Difference in Differences...

Sierra Leone: Selected Issues

Sierra Leone: Selected Issues »

Source: Sierra Leone : Sierra Leone: Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2016/237

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2016

ISBN: 9781498369824

This Selected Issues paper aims to measure the impact of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic on economic growth in Sierra Leone. A novel empirical approach is used, which is based on a Difference in Differences...

Sierra Leone: Selected Issues

Sierra Leone: Selected Issues »

Source: Sierra Leone : Sierra Leone: Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2016/237

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2016

ISBN: 9781498369824

This Selected Issues paper aims to measure the impact of the Ebola virus disease (EVD) epidemic on economic growth in Sierra Leone. A novel empirical approach is used, which is based on a Difference in Differences...

Sierra Leone: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review and Request for an Extension of the Extended Credit Facility

Sierra Leone: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review and Request for an Extension of the Extended Credit Facility »

Source: Sierra Leone : 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review and Request for an Extension of the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2016/236

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2016

ISBN: 9781498369213

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic outcomes in Sierra Leone have deteriorated sharply over the past two years. Growth declined dramatically from 20.7 percent in 2013, to 4.6 percent in 2014,...

Sierra Leone: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review and Request for an Extension of the Extended Credit Facility—Debt Sustainability Analysis

Sierra Leone: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review and Request for an Extension of the Extended Credit Facility—Debt Sustainability Analysis »

Source: Sierra Leone : 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review and Request for an Extension of the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2016/236

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2016

ISBN: 9781498369213

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic outcomes in Sierra Leone have deteriorated sharply over the past two years. Growth declined dramatically from 20.7 percent in 2013, to 4.6 percent in 2014,...

Sierra Leone: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review and Request for an Extension of the Extended Credit Facility—Informational Annex

Sierra Leone: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review and Request for an Extension of the Extended Credit Facility—Informational Annex »

Source: Sierra Leone : 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review and Request for an Extension of the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2016/236

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2016

ISBN: 9781498369213

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic outcomes in Sierra Leone have deteriorated sharply over the past two years. Growth declined dramatically from 20.7 percent in 2013, to 4.6 percent in 2014,...

Statement by Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe, Executive Director for Sierra Leone and Mr. Tharcisse Yamuremye, Advisor to the Executive Director, July 1, 2016

Statement by Chileshe Mpundu Kapwepwe, Executive Director for Sierra Leone and Mr. Tharcisse Yamuremye, Advisor to the Executive Director, July 1, 2016 »

Source: Sierra Leone : 2016 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review and Request for an Extension of the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2016/236

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2016

ISBN: 9781498369213

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic outcomes in Sierra Leone have deteriorated sharply over the past two years. Growth declined dramatically from 20.7 percent in 2013, to 4.6 percent in 2014,...

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...