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Regional Economic Outlook, October 2010, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Resilience and Risks

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2010, Sub-Saharan Africa : Resilience and Risks »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 October 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589069497.086

ISBN: 9781589069497

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, monetary policy, exchange rate regimes, oil exporters

The October 2010 Regional Economic Outlook features: (i) an overview of economic developments and prospects in sub-Saharan Africa; (ii) an analytical assessment of how monetary policy changes are transmitted throug...

Aftermath of the CFA Franc Devaluation

Aftermath of the CFA Franc Devaluation »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Stéphane Cossé , Johannes Mueller , Jean Le Dem , and Jean Clément

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 June 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557755612.084

ISBN: 9781557755612

Keywords: central bank, central banks, monetary policy, inflation, money market

Developments in the countries of the CFA franc zone in the aftermath of the January 1994 devaluation of the CFA franc are reviewed in this paper. Following a summary of the new adjusment strategy, the papers descri...

The CFA Franc Zone
			: Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges

The CFA Franc Zone : Common Currency, Uncommon Challenges »

Series: Books

Author(s): Anne Gulde , and Charalambos Tsangarides

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 April 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066755.071

ISBN: 9781589066755

Keywords: exchange rate, inflation, terms of trade, exchange rates, monetary policy

About one-third of countries covered by the IMF's African Department are members of the CFA franc zone. With most other countries moving away from fixed exchange rates, the issue of an adequate policy framework to...

Credibility Without Rules

Credibility Without Rules »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Carlo Cottarelli , and Curzio Giannini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756442.084

ISBN: 9781557756442

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rate regime, inflation, central bank, monetary policy

During the last 25 years, monetary practice in most countries has increasingly been characterized by the attempt to achieve credibility of purpose while expanding the freedom of monetary authorities in controlling...

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014
			: Staying the Course

Regional Economic Outlook, October 2014 : Staying the Course »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 October 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498386456.086

ISBN: 9781498386456

Keywords: Economic growth, Economic forecasting, Cross country analysis, Private investment, Regional Economic Outlook, Public debt, Public investment, Fiscal policy, Monetary policy, Infrastructure

Growth in much of Sub-Saharan Africa is expected to remain strong, driven by efforts to invest in infrastructure and strong agricultural production. The current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone i...

Central African Economic and Monetary Community: Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues

Central African Economic and Monetary Community: Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues »

Source: Central African Economic and Monetary Community : Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/398

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451806502

Keywords: monetary policy, fiscal policy, central bank, fiscal balance, economic outlook

Macroeconomic developments in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) region have been satisfactory, but risks to macroeconomic stability persist. The process of convergence remains slow and nee...

Central African Economic and Monetary Community: Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues Supplementary Information

Central African Economic and Monetary Community: Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues Supplementary Information »

Source: Central African Economic and Monetary Community : Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/398

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451806502

Keywords: monetary policy, fiscal policy, central bank, fiscal balance, economic outlook

Macroeconomic developments in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) region have been satisfactory, but risks to macroeconomic stability persist. The process of convergence remains slow and nee...

IMF Concludes Discussion of Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community

IMF Concludes Discussion of Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community »

Source: Central African Economic and Monetary Community : Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/398

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451806502

Keywords: monetary policy, fiscal policy, central bank, fiscal balance, economic outlook

Macroeconomic developments in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) region have been satisfactory, but risks to macroeconomic stability persist. The process of convergence remains slow and nee...

Statement by Damian Ondo Mañe, Executive Director on Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community

Statement by Damian Ondo Mañe, Executive Director on Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community »

Source: Central African Economic and Monetary Community : Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/398

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451806502

Keywords: monetary policy, fiscal policy, central bank, fiscal balance, economic outlook

Macroeconomic developments in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) region have been satisfactory, but risks to macroeconomic stability persist. The process of convergence remains slow and nee...

Measuring Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Measuring Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Measuring Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 1999/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Enrique Gelbard , and Sérgio Leite

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1999

ISBN: 9781451852806

Keywords: financial development, measurement, Africa, monetary policy, financial liberalization, financial systems, monetary policy instruments, financial sector

This study introduces an index for measuring financial development and a set of six indices representing key characteristics of the financial systems in 38 sub-Saharan African countries. The results show that these...