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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...

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...

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...

Appendix 1. The Relationship between Aid Flows and Exchange Rates in Sub-Saharan Africa

Appendix 1. The Relationship between Aid Flows and Exchange Rates in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589065055

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

Aid Flows and the Real Exchange Rate Attempts to measure the relationship between aid flows and the real exchange rate in SSA date back to the early 1980s (Appendix Table A.2.2)....

Appendix 2. The Macroeconomics of Aid

Appendix 2. The Macroeconomics of Aid »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589065055

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

Appendix Table A.2.1 Official Net Transfers to SSA Countries (In percent of GDP)...

1. The Macroeconomic Effects of Scaling Up Aid

1. The Macroeconomic Effects of Scaling Up Aid »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589065055

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

This handbook provides a checklist of the macroeconomic challenges that low-income countries are likely to face if they begin to receive significantly higher official development assistance (ODA) than in the...

2. Managing the Real Exchange Rate

2. Managing the Real Exchange Rate »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589065055

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

2.1. Absorbing and Spending Aid Flows A key issue in assessing the macroeconomic implications of scaling up official resource transfers to Africa is the potential impact on the real...

3. Using Monetary Policy for Sterilization and Inflation Management

3. Using Monetary Policy for Sterilization and Inflation Management »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589065055

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

3.1. Policy Options for Sterilization If the monetary authorities are concerned with the liquidity impact of increases in aid-induced spending, they can sterilize the liquidity injec...

4. Mobilizing Adequate Domestic Revenues

4. Mobilizing Adequate Domestic Revenues »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589065055

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

Any scaling-up scenario needs to take into account the possible effects of aid on revenues. The associated policy package should stress the need to maintain or strengthen revenues during the period of higher...

5. Projecting the Impact of Increased Aid on Economic Growth

5. Projecting the Impact of Increased Aid on Economic Growth »

Source: 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

ISBN: 9781589065055

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

5.1. The Relationship between Aid and Growth The debate about the effectiveness of aid in stimulating growth goes back many years, yet there remains considerable uncertainty about th...