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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...

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU): Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU): Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/84

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 March 2014

ISBN: 9781484341698

Keywords: fiscal rules, fiscal deficit, taxation, tax administration

This West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) IMF staff report focuses on common policies for member countries. The region continued to experience a strong upswing in 2013, and the immediate outlook is for...

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with West African Economic and Monetary Union

IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with West African Economic and Monetary Union »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/84

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 March 2014

ISBN: 9781484341698

Keywords: fiscal rules, fiscal deficit, taxation, tax administration

This West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) IMF staff report focuses on common policies for member countries. The region continued to experience a strong upswing in 2013, and the immediate outlook is for...

Statement by Mr. Assimaidou and Mr. Diallo on WAEMU Executive Board Meeting

Statement by Mr. Assimaidou and Mr. Diallo on WAEMU Executive Board Meeting »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2014/84

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 March 2014

ISBN: 9781484341698

Keywords: fiscal rules, fiscal deficit, taxation, tax administration

This West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) IMF staff report focuses on common policies for member countries. The region continued to experience a strong upswing in 2013, and the immediate outlook is for...

Fiscal Discipline in WAEMU: Rules, Institutions, and Markets

Fiscal Discipline in WAEMU: Rules, Institutions, and Markets »

Source: Fiscal Discipline in WAEMU : Rules, Institutions, and Markets

Volume/Issue: 2013/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ermal Hitaj , and Yasin Kursat Onder

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 October 2013

ISBN: 9781484398685

Keywords: Fiscal discipline, regional surveillance sovereign risk, sovereign spreads, WAEMU, fiscal balance, fiscal behavior, fiscal deficit, Asset Pricing, General,

This paper gauges the scope for market discipline and the effectiveness of the regional surveillance framework in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). The paper finds that the responsiveness of sov...

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2012/59

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502428

Keywords: regional integration, fiscal balance, public debt, monetary union

The staff report on discussions with regional institutions of the West African Economic and Monetary Union is presented. The region faced a number of challenges in 2011, with the intensification of the political cr...

Statement by Assimaidou Kossi Executive Director for WAEMU March 14, 2012

Statement by Assimaidou Kossi Executive Director for WAEMU March 14, 2012 »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2012/59

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502428

Keywords: regional integration, fiscal balance, public debt, monetary union

The staff report on discussions with regional institutions of the West African Economic and Monetary Union is presented. The region faced a number of challenges in 2011, with the intensification of the political cr...

Monetary Union in West Africa

Monetary Union in West Africa »

Source: Monetary Union in West Africa : An Agency of Restraint for Fiscal Policies?

Volume/Issue: 2001/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , and Paul Masson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2001

ISBN: 9781451845266

Keywords: monetary union, fiscal discipline, ECOWAS, CFA franc zone, central bank, inflation, fiscal policies,

Could a West African monetary union (either of the non-CFA countries, or all ECOWAS members) be an effective "agency of restraint" on fiscal policies? We discuss how monetary union could affect fiscal discipline an...

Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries1

Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries1 »

Source: Fiscal Policy over the Election Cycle in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2013/153

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Ebeke , and Dilan Ölcer

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2013

ISBN: 9781475588514

Keywords: Elections, IMF programs, tax revenues, national fiscal rules, fiscal policy, fiscal rule, Economic Models of Political Processes: Rent-Seeking, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior,

Focusing on Low-Income Countries, we investigate the behavior of fiscal variables during and after elections. The results indicate that during election years, government consumption significantly increases and lead...

Public Financial Management and Fiscal Outcomes in Sub-Saharan African Heavily-Indebted Poor Countries

Public Financial Management and Fiscal Outcomes in Sub-Saharan African Heavily-Indebted Poor Countries »

Source: Public Financial Management and Fiscal Outcomes in Sub-Saharan African Heavily-Indebted Poor Countries

Volume/Issue: 2008/217

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ezequiel Cabezon , and Tej Prakash

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2008

ISBN: 9781451870756

Keywords: Fiscal Institutions, HIPC Countries, debt, pfm systems, pfm system, interest,

This paper examines, in a formal econometric framework, the linkages between public financial management and fiscal outcomes in sub-Saharan African countries. Similar analyses have been done for Latin America, Euro...