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Surging Investment and Declining Aid: Evaluating Debt Sustainability in Rwanda

Surging Investment and Declining Aid: Evaluating Debt Sustainability in Rwanda »

Source: Surging Investment and Declining Aid : Evaluating Debt Sustainability in Rwanda

Volume/Issue: 2014/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Clark JR , and Birgir Arnason

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 March 2014

ISBN: 9781475519143

Keywords: Growth, budget constraint, financial management, public investment spending, International Lending and Debt Problems, Institutions and Growth,

Rwanda is a unique case among its Sub-Saharan African peers in that it has already undergone a large scaling-up of public investment. The Rwandan government has made clear its desire to lower its reliance on foreig...

Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability

Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability »

Source: Public Investment, Growth, and Debt Sustainability : Putting together the Pieces

Volume/Issue: 2012/144

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg , Rafael Portillo , Edward Buffie , Catherine Pattillo , and Luis-Felipe Zanna

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2012

ISBN: 9781475504071

Keywords: Growth, public debt, private capital, commercial borrowing, International Lending and Debt Problems, Monetary Growth Models,

We develop a model to study the macroeconomic effects of public investment surges in low-income countries, making explicit: (i) the investment-growth linkages; (ii) public external and domestic debt accumulation; (...

As You sow so Shall You Reap

As You sow so Shall You Reap »

Source: As You sow so Shall You Reap : Public Investment Surges, Growth, and Debt Sustainability in togo

Volume/Issue: 2012/127

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio David , Luis-Felipe Zanna , Raphael Espinoza , Michal Andrle , and Marshall Mills

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503647

Keywords: external debt, external borrowing, public debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, Monetary Growth Models,

This paper presents an analysis of the public investment scaling-up strategy for Togo using a dynamic macroeconomic model that explicitly analyzes the links between public investment, economic growth, and debt sust...

The Investment-Financing-Growth Nexus:  The Case of Liberia

The Investment-Financing-Growth Nexus: The Case of Liberia »

Source: The Investment-Financing-Growth Nexus : The Case of Liberia

Volume/Issue: 2013/237

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): John Clark JR , and Manuel Rosales Torres

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 November 2013

ISBN: 9781475534931

Keywords: Growth, Infrastructure, budget constraint, investment program, budget support, capital investment, International Lending and Debt Problems, Institutions and Growth, Infrastructures,

Liberia is facing large infrastructure gaps and developmental needs that constrain the country’s growth potential. The government has set an ambitious agenda to transform the economy and to reach middle-inco...

External Debt, Public Investment, and Growth in Low-Income Countries

External Debt, Public Investment, and Growth in Low-Income Countries »

Source: External Debt, Public Investment, and Growth in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2003/249

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Toan Nguyen , Benedict Clements , and Rina Bhattacharya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451875904

Keywords: Growth, debt relief, debt overhang, debt service payments, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

This paper examines the channels through which external debt affects growth in low-income countries. Our results suggest that the substantial reduction in the stock of external debt projected for highly indebted po...

Macroeconomic Challenges of Structural Transformation

Macroeconomic Challenges of Structural Transformation »

Source: Macroeconomic Challenges of Structural Transformation : Public Investment, Growth and Debt Sustainability in Sierra Leone

Volume/Issue: 2015/164

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lacina Balma , and Mthuli Ncube

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2015

ISBN: 9781513599038

Keywords: Structural Transformation, Growth, Debt Sustainability, investment, debt, external commercial borrowing, International Lending and Debt Problems, Institutions and Growth, Debt Sustainability.,

This paper analyzes the link between public investment, economic growth and debt sustainability in Sierra Leone using an inter-temporal macroeconomic model. In the model, public capital improves the productive capa...

Efficient Energy Investment and Fiscal Adjustment in Senegal

Efficient Energy Investment and Fiscal Adjustment in Senegal »

Source: Efficient Energy Investment and Fiscal Adjustment in Senegal

Volume/Issue: 2014/44

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Salifou Issoufou , Edward Buffie , Mouhamadou Bamba Diop , and Kalidou Thiaw

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 March 2014

ISBN: 9781475527728

Keywords: Energy Reform, Growth, Infrastructure, fiscal deficit, fiscal adjustment, budget constraint, International Lending and Debt Problems, Institutions and Growth, Infrastructures, Infrastructure.,

Senegal's fiscal deficit and public debt have been on the rise in recent years owing partly to an ailing and inefficient oil-based energy sector. In this paper we use a two-sector, open-economy, dynamic general equ...

External Debt and Growth

External Debt and Growth »

Source: External Debt and Growth

Volume/Issue: 2002/69

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Helene Poirson Ward , Luca Ricci , and Catherine Pattillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451849073

Keywords: Growth, debt, debt overhang, debt service, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic Growth of Open Economies, Economic Development: General, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

This paper assesses the non linear impact of external debt on growth using a large panel data set of 93 developing countries over 1969–98. Results are generally robust across different econometric methodolog...

Investment Scaling-up and the Role of Government

Investment Scaling-up and the Role of Government »

Source: Investment Scaling-up and the Role of Government : the Case of Benin

Volume/Issue: 2015/69

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Matteo Ghilardi , and Sergio Sola

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 March 2015

ISBN: 9781484304549

Keywords: Government Inefficiencies, Fiscal Policy, tax, investments, investment, debt, public investments, International Lending and Debt Problems, Infrastructures, Institutions and Growth

This paper studies the fiscal implications for the Beninese economy of scaling up of public investment when the government is subject to inefficiencies on the spending and on the tax collection side. While scalin...

Debt Overhang or Debt Irrelevance? Revisiting the Debt-Growth Link

Debt Overhang or Debt Irrelevance? Revisiting the Debt-Growth Link »

Source: Debt Overhang or Debt Irrelevance? Revisiting the Debt-Growth Link

Volume/Issue: 2005/223

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tito Cordella , Luca Ricci , and Marta Ruiz-Arranz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862423

Keywords: Growth, Debt Overhang, Debt Irrelevance, HIPCs, external debt, public debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

Do Highly Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) suffer from a debt overhang? Is debt relief going to improve their growth rates? To answer these important questions, we look at how the debt-growth relationship varies wit...