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Part I: Overview and Policy Setting

Part I: Overview and Policy Setting »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Preface The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) is part of the Communauté Financière Africaine (CFA) franc zone, an arrangement between France and a number of countries...

Part II: Growth and Inclusiveness

Part II: Growth and Inclusiveness »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Preface Economic performance in most West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries has strengthened over the past two decades. Most WAEMU countries have weathered well t...

Part III: Fiscal Policy and Coordination

Part III: Fiscal Policy and Coordination »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Preface West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries conduct independent fiscal policies but coordinate some aspects of these policies within the regional institutional...

Part IV: Regional Monetary Policy

Part IV: Regional Monetary Policy »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Preface The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) is a currency union with a fixed exchange rate and limited capital mobility and, therefore, an independent monetary polic...

Part V: Financial Development and Stability

Part V: Financial Development and Stability »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Preface The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) aims at enhancing financial sector stability and development, and spearheading financial deepening and integration in the...

Part VI: Competitiveness and Integration

Part VI: Competitiveness and Integration »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

Preface In the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU), trade integration followed monetary integration and it remains less developed. Regional trade is limited, as there ar...

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Financial Depth and Macrostability

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Financial Depth and Macrostability »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Financial Depth and Macrostability

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Patrick Imam , and Christina Kolerus

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484348222

Keywords: Banking sector, Cross country analysis, Financial institutions, Financial systems, Microfinance, Monetary policy, Macroprudential Policy, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West Africa, banking

The financial system in the WAEMU remains largely bank-based. The banking sector comprises 106 banks and 13 financial institutions, which together hold more than 90 percent of the financial system’s assets (...

Tax Coordination, Tax Competition, and Revenue Mobilization in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Tax Coordination, Tax Competition, and Revenue Mobilization in the West African Economic and Monetary Union »

Source: Tax Coordination, Tax Competition, and Revenue Mobilization in the West African Economic and Monetary Union

Volume/Issue: 2013/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mario Mansour , and Gregoire Rota Graziosi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 July 2013

ISBN: 9781484354216

Keywords: Revenue mobilization, Tax policy, Tax revenues, West African Economic and Monetary Union, tax coordination, tax harmonization, tax competition

We review the current state of the West African Economic and Monetary Union's tax coordination framework, against the main objectives of the WAEMU Treaty of 1994: reduce distortions to intra-community trade, and mo...

I The West African Monetary Union and the Theory of Currency Unions

I The West African Monetary Union and the Theory of Currency Unions »

Source: The West African Monetary Union An Analytical Review

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Rattan Bhatia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1985

ISBN: 9781616351083

Keywords: West African Monetary Union, rediscount, monetary fund, central bank, money supply, money market

Until 1984, the West African Monetary Union (WAMU) consisted of six West African countries—Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Niger, Senegal, and Togo. (Mali withdrew from the Union in 1961 and rejoined in 19...

II The Central Bank of West African States, 1962–74: Its Structure and Functions

II The Central Bank of West African States, 1962–74: Its Structure and Functions »

Source: The West African Monetary Union An Analytical Review

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Rattan Bhatia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1985

ISBN: 9781616351083

Keywords: West African Monetary Union, rediscount, monetary fund, central bank, money supply, money market

The “politico-economic” framework within which the BCEAO operated changed between the time it look on the broader functions of a common central bank in 1962, and the revision of its statutes in 1974. At the...