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Financial Sector Development in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Financial Sector Development in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Jean-Pierre Briffaut , George Iden , Peter Hayward , Tonny Lybek , Hassanali Mehran , Piero Ugolini , and Stephen Swaray

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757586.084

ISBN: 9781557757586

Keywords: central bank, foreign exchange, banking, monetary policy, payments

This study takes stock of progress made so far in the financial sectors of sub-saharan African countries. It recommends further reforms and specific measures in the areas of supervision, development of monetary ope...

Macroeconomic Challenges of Scaling Up Aid to Africa
			: A Checklist for Practitioners

Macroeconomic Challenges of Scaling Up Aid to Africa : A Checklist for Practitioners »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Yongzheng Yang , Robert Powell , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 March 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589065055.058

ISBN: 9781589065055

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, foreign exchange, foreign aid, central bank

Over the next decade, African countries are expected to be the largest beneficiaries of increased donor aid, which is intended to improve their prospects for achieving the Millennium Development Goals. This handboo...

Guidelines for Foreign Exchange Reserve Management
			: Accompanying Document and Case Studies

Guidelines for Foreign Exchange Reserve Management : Accompanying Document and Case Studies »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062610.069

ISBN: 9781589062610

Keywords: reserve management, foreign exchange, central bank, exchange reserves, foreign exchange reserves

This accompanying document to the Guidelines for Foreign Exchange Reserve Management, which the IMF published in 2004, presents case studies prepared by reserve management entities in 20 countries. These sample cas...

Developing Essential Financial Markets in Smaller Economies
			: Stylized Facts and Policy Options

Developing Essential Financial Markets in Smaller Economies : Stylized Facts and Policy Options »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 December 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067752.084

ISBN: 9781589067752

Keywords: Banking systems, Central bank policy, Financial sector, Small states, Stock markets, foreign exchange, exchange rate, foreign exchange market, equity markets, stock exchange

This paper surveys the foreign exchange markets, money and secondary government security markets, and stock exchanges in 107 smaller economy countries. The underdevelopment of these markets impedes risk transfer, m...

Les défis macroéconomiques de l'expansion de l'aide à l'Afrique
			: Repères à l'intention des praticiens

Les défis macroéconomiques de l'expansion de l'aide à l'Afrique : Repères à l'intention des praticiens »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Robert Powell , and Yongzheng Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2006

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589065727.058

ISBN: 9781589065727

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, foreign exchange, foreign aid, central bank, debt sustainability, exchange rate appreciation, external debt, exchange rates, debt relief

Over the next decade, African countries are expected to be the largest beneficiaries of increased donor aid, which is intended to improve their prospects of achieving the Millennium Development Goals. This handbook...

Perspectives économiques régionales, Avril 2008 
			: Afrique subsaharienne

Perspectives économiques régionales, Avril 2008 : Afrique subsaharienne »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 April 2008

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589067127.086

ISBN: 9781589067127

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, monetary policy, capital inflows, exchange rate regime, capital flows, electricity, bonds, monetary fund, inflation targeting

The region's prospects continue to be promising, but global developments pose increased risks to the outlook. Growth in sub-Saharan Africa should again average about 61/2 percent in 2008 with oil exporters leading...

Botswana

Botswana »

Source: Botswana : Statistical Annex

Volume/Issue: 1997/29

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 April 1997

ISBN: 9781451806328

Keywords: bank of botswana, commercial banks, foreign currency, banking, retained earnings

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

IFS Supplement on Monetary and Financial Statistics, March 2007 Quarterly

IFS Supplement on Monetary and Financial Statistics, March 2007 Quarterly »

Series: International Financial Statistics

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451937039.041

ISBN: 9781451937039

Keywords: claims, financial derivatives, commercial banks, deposit rate, money market, financial corporations, foreign currency, money market rate, discount rate, financial assets

International Financial Statistics provides a complete library of continuously updated international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. The monthly print edition contains over 1,000 pa...

IFS Supplement on Monetary and Financial Statistics

IFS Supplement on Monetary and Financial Statistics »

Series: International Financial Statistics

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 September 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451937107.041

ISBN: 9781451937107

Keywords: claims, financial derivatives, commercial banks, deposit rate, money market, financial corporations, foreign currency, money market rate, discount rate, financial assets

International Financial Statistics provides a complete library of continuously updated international statistics on all aspects of international and domestic finance. The monthly print edition contains over 1,000 pa...

Contrasting Monetary Regimes in Africa

Contrasting Monetary Regimes in Africa »

Source: Contrasting Monetary Regimes in Africa

Volume/Issue: 1997/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Honohan , and Stephen O'Connell

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1997

ISBN: 9781451848526

Keywords: inflation, central bank, monetary financing, foreign exchange

In post-independence sub-Saharan Africa, institutional arrangements for monetary policy have taken a variety of forms, although the historical evolution of many African financial systems has been similar. This pape...