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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513511832.071

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

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has a long and varied history, and this book examines how the WAEMU can achieve its development and stability objectives, improve the livelihood of its people, a...

The West African Monetary Union An Analytical Review

The West African Monetary Union An Analytical Review »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Rattan Bhatia

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 May 1985

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616351083.084

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 1984; it...

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 (...

Chapter 1. Institutional Arrangements and Regional Integration

Chapter 1. Institutional Arrangements and Regional 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

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) is a currency and a customs union. Improved competitiveness, economic convergence, common market, policy coordination, and law harmonization...

Chapter 2. Macroeconomic Setting and Current Challenges

Chapter 2. Macroeconomic Setting and Current Challenges »

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

Economic growth in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has been historically low but has increased recently, driven by structural reforms and economic recovery in the region’s l...

Chapter 3. Macroeconomic Policy Coordination

Chapter 3. Macroeconomic Policy 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

There is a strong theoretical and practical argument for fiscal-monetary policy coordination in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). WAEMU countries conduct independent fiscal p...

Chapter 4. Quest for Higher Growth

Chapter 4. Quest for Higher Growth »

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

Growth takeoff in Africa has been one of the salient facts of the global economy in the last two decades. However, while per capita GDP has more than doubled in faster-growing sub-Saharan econom...

Chapter 5. Shocks to Growth

Chapter 5. Shocks to Growth »

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

Growth in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has been negatively affected by macroeconomic shocks. Such shocks can be symmetric, affecting similarly all countries of the Union...

Chapter 6. Structural Transformation and Diversification

Chapter 6. Structural Transformation and Diversification »

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

Growth in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) in the past has been overall disappointing and highly volatile compared with growth in a group of comparator countries. Slow struct...

Chapter 7. Growth Inclusiveness and Equality

Chapter 7. Growth Inclusiveness and Equality »

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

Growth performance depends heavily on its distributional characteristics. The fundamental question is equality, that is, whether the benefits of growth are shared equally across different income...