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The Macroeconomics of Scaling Up Aid
			: Lessons from Recent Experience

The Macroeconomics of Scaling Up Aid : Lessons from Recent Experience »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): Andrew Berg , Mumtaz Hussain , Shaun Roache , Amber Mahone , Tokhir Mirzoev , and Shekhar Aiyar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 March 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589065918.084

ISBN: 9781589065918

Keywords: Absorptive capacity, exchange rate, foreign exchange, inflation, real exchange rate, monetary policy

This study analyzes key issues associated with large increases in aid, including absorptive capacity, Dutch disease, and inflation. The authors develop a framework that emphasizes the different roles of monetary an...

Taylor Visits Africa*

Taylor Visits Africa* »

Source: Taylor Visits Africa

Volume/Issue: 2015/258

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Goncalves

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 December 2015

ISBN: 9781513560540

Keywords: Neutral interest rates, central bank, inflation target, monetary policy, interest rates, interest, inflation, central banks, General,

Many low-income countries do not use interest rates as their main monetary policy instrument. In East Africa, for instance, targeting money aggregates has been pretty much the rule rather than the exception. Nevert...

Tanzania: The Story of an African Transition

Tanzania: The Story of an African Transition »

Source: Tanzania : The Story of an African Transition

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Roger Nord , Yuri Sobolev , David G. Dunn , Alejandro Hajdenberg , Niko Hobdari , Samar Maziad , and Stéphane Roudet

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2009

ISBN: 9781589068223

Keywords: foreign exchange, monetary policy, exchange rate, inflation, banking

This volume documents Tanzania's remarkable turnaround from severe economic distress in 1985, and reviews the economic policies that twenty years later contributed to a successful reversal. Tanzania still faces man...

Monetary Policy Rules for Managing Aid Surges in Africa

Monetary Policy Rules for Managing Aid Surges in Africa »

Source: Monetary Policy Rules for Managing Aid Surges in Africa

Volume/Issue: 2007/180

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Edward Buffie , Stephen O'Connell , Catherine Pattillo , and Christopher Adam

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867442

Keywords: Aid volatility, stochastic simulation models, exchange rate, inflation, foreign exchange, real exchange rate,

Since the turn of the century, aid flows to Africa have increased on average and become more volatile. As a result, policymakers, particularly in post-stabilization countries where inflation has only recently been...

Exchange Rate Policy and the Management of Official and Private Capital Flows in Africa

Exchange Rate Policy and the Management of Official and Private Capital Flows in Africa »

Source: Exchange Rate Policy and the Management of Official and Private Capital Flows in Africa

Volume/Issue: 2004/216

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catherine Pattillo , Stephen O'Connell , Christopher Adam , and Edward Buffie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2004

ISBN: 9781451875119

Keywords: Sterilization, Seigniorage, exchange rate, inflation, real exchange rate, foreign exchange, price level,

We focus on the management of highly persistent shocks to aid flows, including PRSP-related increases in net inflows, in three “post-stabilization.” African economies with de jure flexible exchange ra...

Purchasing Power Parities in Five East African Countries

Purchasing Power Parities in Five East African Countries »

Source: Purchasing Power Parities in Five East African Countries : Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda

Volume/Issue: 1998/148

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Noureddine Krichene

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1998

ISBN: 9781451856798

Keywords: Purchasing power parity, competitiveness, cointegration analysis, exchange rates, exchange rate, real exchange rates, nominal exchange rates, inflation, Tanzania, United Republic of,

In a case study of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, this paper finds that bilateral real exchange rates revert to a long-term equilibrium in line with purchasing power parities, implying that these cou...

APPENDIX 1: IMF Involvement in Tanzania

APPENDIX 1: IMF Involvement in Tanzania »

Source: Tanzania : The Story of an African Transition

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Roger Nord , Yuri Sobolev , David G. Dunn , Alejandro Hajdenberg , Niko Hobdari , Samar Maziad , and Stéphane Roudet

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2009

ISBN: 9781589068223

Keywords: foreign exchange, monetary policy, exchange rate, inflation, banking

IMF involvement in Tanzania’s economic transformation and programs has evolved in three phases: liberalization, 1986–95; macroeconomic stabilization and structural reform, 1996–2006...

CHAPTER 1: Introduction

CHAPTER 1: Introduction »

Source: Tanzania : The Story of an African Transition

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Roger Nord , Yuri Sobolev , David G. Dunn , Alejandro Hajdenberg , Niko Hobdari , Samar Maziad , and Stéphane Roudet

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2009

ISBN: 9781589068223

Keywords: foreign exchange, monetary policy, exchange rate, inflation, banking

From Ujamaa to MKUKUTA In 1985, Tanzania was in severe economic distress, plagued by widespread shortages and high inflation. Agricultural production, the mainstay of the economy, ha...

CHAPTER 2: Opening Up the Economy

CHAPTER 2: Opening Up the Economy »

Source: Tanzania : The Story of an African Transition

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Roger Nord , Yuri Sobolev , David G. Dunn , Alejandro Hajdenberg , Niko Hobdari , Samar Maziad , and Stéphane Roudet

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2009

ISBN: 9781589068223

Keywords: foreign exchange, monetary policy, exchange rate, inflation, banking

Throughout the 1970s and the first half of the 1980s, the Tanzanian authorities used trade restrictions and exchange controls to support their development priorities. Producers of export cash crops, traditio...

CHAPTER 3: Putting Public Finances on a Durably Sound Footing

CHAPTER 3: Putting Public Finances on a Durably Sound Footing »

Source: Tanzania : The Story of an African Transition

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Roger Nord , Yuri Sobolev , David G. Dunn , Alejandro Hajdenberg , Niko Hobdari , Samar Maziad , and Stéphane Roudet

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 February 2009

ISBN: 9781589068223

Keywords: foreign exchange, monetary policy, exchange rate, inflation, banking

Overall Performance Tanzania’s public finances have performed remarkably well in recent years. The public debt position is comfortable, domestic revenues have grown impressively, and...