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Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Source: Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2018/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Melina , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2018

ISBN: 9781484344880

Keywords: business cycles, macroeconomic fluctuations, low income countries, developing economies, comparative studies of countries

We compare business cycle fluctuations in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries vis-à-vis the rest of the world. Our main results are as follows: (i) African economies stand out by their macroeconomic volatility, whi...

International Sovereign Bonds by Emerging Markets and Developing Economies

International Sovereign Bonds by Emerging Markets and Developing Economies »

Source: International Sovereign Bonds by Emerging Markets and Developing Economies : Drivers of Issuance and Spreads

Volume/Issue: 2015/275

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Andrea Presbitero , Dhaneshwar Ghura , Olumuyiwa Adedeji , and Lamin Njie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513581729

Keywords: Sovereign bond issuance, bond spreads, developing countries, bonds, sovereign bonds, bond, markets, sovereign bond, International Lending and Debt Problems, Asset Pricing

What determines the ability of low-income developing countries to issue bonds in international capital and what explains the spreads on these bonds? This paper examines these questions using a dataset that includes...

Creating Policy Space in Low-Income Countries during the Recent Crises

Creating Policy Space in Low-Income Countries during the Recent Crises »

Source: Creating Policy Space in Low-Income Countries during the Recent Crises

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Dudine , Sibabrata Das , Pritha Mitra , Yongzheng Yang , Eteri Kvintradze , and Nkunde Mwase

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2010

ISBN: 9781589069305

Keywords: Financial assistance, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Low-income developing countries, conditionality, structural conditionality, current account, balance of payments, debt sustainability

Low-income countries were hit especially hard by sharp increases in world food and fuel prices in 2007-08 and the global financial crisis that followed. In response, the International Monetary Fund scaled up its fi...

Chapter 1 Overview

Chapter 1 Overview »

Source: Creating Policy Space in Low-Income Countries during the Recent Crises

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Dudine , Sibabrata Das , Pritha Mitra , Yongzheng Yang , Eteri Kvintradze , and Nkunde Mwase

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2010

ISBN: 9781589069305

Keywords: Financial assistance, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Low-income developing countries, conditionality, structural conditionality, current account, balance of payments, debt sustainability

The IMF has been at the forefront in helping low-income countries (LICs) address the macroeconomic impact of the global food, fuel, and financial crises. LICs have been hard hit by massive increases in world...

Chapter 2 Background

Chapter 2 Background »

Source: Creating Policy Space in Low-Income Countries during the Recent Crises

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Dudine , Sibabrata Das , Pritha Mitra , Yongzheng Yang , Eteri Kvintradze , and Nkunde Mwase

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2010

ISBN: 9781589069305

Keywords: Financial assistance, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Low-income developing countries, conditionality, structural conditionality, current account, balance of payments, debt sustainability

The IMF has been at the forefront in helping low-income countries (LICs) address the macroeconomic impact of the global food, fuel, and financial crises. LICs were hard hit by massive increases in food and f...

Chapter 3 Responsiveness in Macroeconomic Policy Design

Chapter 3 Responsiveness in Macroeconomic Policy Design »

Source: Creating Policy Space in Low-Income Countries during the Recent Crises

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Dudine , Sibabrata Das , Pritha Mitra , Yongzheng Yang , Eteri Kvintradze , and Nkunde Mwase

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2010

ISBN: 9781589069305

Keywords: Financial assistance, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Low-income developing countries, conditionality, structural conditionality, current account, balance of payments, debt sustainability

Addressing Shocks: The Strategic Approach IMF-supported programs are aimed at resolving balance of payments problems encountered by its member countries. Restoring external balance i...

Chapter 4 Streamlining Structural Conditionality

Chapter 4 Streamlining Structural Conditionality »

Source: Creating Policy Space in Low-Income Countries during the Recent Crises

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Dudine , Sibabrata Das , Pritha Mitra , Yongzheng Yang , Eteri Kvintradze , and Nkunde Mwase

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2010

ISBN: 9781589069305

Keywords: Financial assistance, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Low-income developing countries, conditionality, structural conditionality, current account, balance of payments, debt sustainability

Policy Evolution The 1980s saw increased use of structural conditionality in Fund-supported programs. This was motivated by the view that structural reforms were essential to sustain...

Chapter 5 Conclusions

Chapter 5 Conclusions »

Source: Creating Policy Space in Low-Income Countries during the Recent Crises

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Paolo Dudine , Sibabrata Das , Pritha Mitra , Yongzheng Yang , Eteri Kvintradze , and Nkunde Mwase

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 March 2010

ISBN: 9781589069305

Keywords: Financial assistance, Fund-supported adjustment programs, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, Low-income developing countries, conditionality, structural conditionality, current account, balance of payments, debt sustainability

Over the past decade, since the advent of the PRGF, the Fund has sought to refocus its programs with LIC members. Macroeconomic policies, though still geared toward ensuring sustainability, were intended to...

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa : Causes and Policy Implications

Volume/Issue: 2016/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Niko Hobdari , and Ali Uppal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475563115

Keywords: South Africa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland

This paper analyzes food inflation trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from 2000 to 2016 using two novel datasets of disaggregated CPI baskets. Average food inflation is higher, more volatile, and similarly persiste...

Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa

Economic Fluctuations in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2018/40

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Giovanni Melina , and Rafael Portillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 March 2018

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484344880.001

ISBN: 9781484344880

Keywords: business cycles, macroeconomic fluctuations, low income countries, developing economies, comparative studies of countries

We compare business cycle fluctuations in Sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries vis-à-vis the rest of the world. Our main results are as follows: (i) African economies stand out by their macroeconomic volatility, whi...