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The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community »

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484364413.071

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

The countries in the East African Community (EAC) are among the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. The EAC countries are making significant progress toward financial integration, including harmonizati...

Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Monetary Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Series: Books

Author(s): Andrew Berg , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Publication Date: 27 April 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9780198785811.071

ISBN: 9780198785811

Keywords: Monetary policy, Sub-Saharan Africa

Monetary policy in sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) has undergone an important transformation in recent decades. With the advent of sustained growth and generally stable fiscal policies in much of the region, many countries...

Chapter 10. Cross-Country Financial Linkages and Implications for Financial Sector Supervision

Chapter 10. Cross-Country Financial Linkages and Implications for Financial Sector Supervision »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

The authorities of the East African Community (EAC) countries envision strengthening and integrating the banking and financial systems in the hope that greater regional integration will increase the scale of...

Chapter 11. Financial Integration Ahead of East African Monetary Union

Chapter 11. Financial Integration Ahead of East African Monetary Union »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

Well-functioning financial markets can accelerate economic growth and alleviate poverty. A large body of research has found a positive relationship between financial market development and economic growth, i...

Chapter 12. Themes and Lessons from the Financial Sector Assessment Programs

Chapter 12. Themes and Lessons from the Financial Sector Assessment Programs »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

The recently completed IMF-World Bank Financial Sector Assessment Programs (FSAPs) for the partner countries of the East African Community (EAC) highlight the growing financial integration in the region....

Chapter 1. Overview

Chapter 1. Overview »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

Under the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community (EAC), the signatory nations—Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda—have committed to regional integration across economic, social,...

Chapter 2. Sustaining Growth in the East African Community

Chapter 2. Sustaining Growth in the East African Community »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

The Growth Record In the midst of sub-Saharan Africa’s best decade of economic growth since at least the 1970s, the East African Community (EAC) is among the fastest-growing regions....

Chapter 3. Economic Convergence to Support the East African Monetary Union

Chapter 3. Economic Convergence to Support the East African Monetary Union »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

Since 2000, the East African Community (EAC) has had a customs union and common market, and is now implementing a comprehensive regional infrastructure program to support the development of a single market f...

Chapter 4. The Fiscal Policy Challenges of Monetary Union in East Africa

Chapter 4. The Fiscal Policy Challenges of Monetary Union in East Africa »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

The establishment of a single East African currency is taking on an increased sense of urgency. 1 The East African Community (EAC) has established a high-level task force, and wor...

Chapter 5. Implications of Monetary Union for National Fiscal Institutions in East Africa

Chapter 5. Implications of Monetary Union for National Fiscal Institutions in East Africa »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

As discussed in the previous chapter, regional monetary integration requires enhanced fiscal coordination among member countries of the East African Community (EAC). Enhanced fiscal cooperation is needed in...