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Sustaining and Accelerating Pro-Poor Growth in Africa

Sustaining and Accelerating Pro-Poor Growth in Africa »

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Kevin Carey , Sanjeev Gupta , and Catherine Pattillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589064942.058

ISBN: 9781589064942

Keywords: Economic growth, Poverty, pro-poor growth, pro-poor, growth rates, tfp, real gdp

Growth in sub-Saharan Africa has recently shown signs of improvement, but is still short of levels needed to attain the Millennium Development Goals. Economists have placed increasing emphasis on understanding the...

The Impact of Human Capital on Growth

The Impact of Human Capital on Growth »

Source: The Impact of Human Capital on Growth : Evidence from West Africa

Volume/Issue: 1998/162

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sonia Brunschwig , Emilio Sacerdoti , and Jon Tang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 1998

ISBN: 9781451981148

Keywords: Human capital, growth, primary school, growth rate, tfp, primary education, total factor productivity

This paper analyzes the impact of human capital on growth, on the basis of refined calculations of human capital, and with a focus on West Africa. Using a growth-accounting methodology, it distinguishes the sources...

Growth and Structural Reforms

Growth and Structural Reforms »

Source: Growth and Structural Reforms : A New Assessment

Volume/Issue: 2009/284

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lone Engbo Christiansen , Thierry Tressel , and Martin Schindler

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874297

Keywords: Liberalization, Domestic Finance, Trade: Capital Account, tfp, real gdp, trade reforms, gdp per capita,

This paper presents a simultaneous assessment of the relationship between economic performance and three groups of economic reforms: domestic finance, trade, and the capital account. Among these, domestic financial...

Growth and Convergence in WAEMU Countries

Growth and Convergence in WAEMU Countries »

Source: Growth and Convergence in WAEMU Countries

Volume/Issue: 2004/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdoul Wane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2004

ISBN: 9781451860092

Keywords: Growth, Convergence, TFP growth, WAEMU, PMGE, Fixed effects, tfp, gdp per capita, equation, statistic

This paper investigates convergence and dynamic effects of human and physical capital on growth, in WAEMU countries. Using recently developed models for panel data and a growth accounting model, the study finds tha...

Sustaining Growth Accelerations and Pro-Poor Growth in Africa

Sustaining Growth Accelerations and Pro-Poor Growth in Africa »

Source: Sustaining Growth Accelerations and Pro-Poor Growth in Africa

Volume/Issue: 2005/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Catherine Pattillo , and Kevin Carey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2005

ISBN: 9781451862140

Keywords: growth, growth accelerations, pro-poor growth, pro-poor, growth rates, tfp, real gdp, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Economywide Country Studies: Africa

Are improvements in growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) since the mid-1990s sustainable? What types of growth strategies contribute the most to reducing poverty? This paper examines these questions in four stages. F...

Will there Be New Emerging-Market Economies in Africa b+L2280y the Year 2020?

Will there Be New Emerging-Market Economies in Africa b+L2280y the Year 2020? »

Source: Will there Be New Emerging-Market Economies in Africa b+L2280y the Year 2020?

Volume/Issue: 2002/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-Claude Berthélemy , and Ludvig Söderling

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451855296

Keywords: growth, labor reallocation, diversification, growth rates, tfp, terms of trade, gdp per capita, black market premium, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economywide Country Studies: Africa

This paper examines past African growth experience and attempts to simulate future ones. In addition to more commonly used determinants of total factor productivity, a measure of the effect of labor reallocation an...

Appendix

Appendix »

Source: Sustaining and Accelerating Pro-Poor Growth in Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Kevin Carey , Sanjeev Gupta , and Catherine Pattillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2006

ISBN: 9781589064942

Keywords: Economic growth, Poverty, pro-poor growth, pro-poor, growth rates, tfp, real gdp

Table A1. Subgroups of Countries Oil-Producing Cou...

CHAPTER 1. Introduction

CHAPTER 1. Introduction »

Source: Sustaining and Accelerating Pro-Poor Growth in Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Kevin Carey , Sanjeev Gupta , and Catherine Pattillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2006

ISBN: 9781589064942

Keywords: Economic growth, Poverty, pro-poor growth, pro-poor, growth rates, tfp, real gdp

Are improvements in growth in sub-Saharan Africa since the mid-1990s sustainable? What types of growth strategies contribute the most to reducing poverty? This paper examines these questions in four stages....

CHAPTER 2. Explaining Differences in Growth Performance

CHAPTER 2. Explaining Differences in Growth Performance »

Source: Sustaining and Accelerating Pro-Poor Growth in Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Kevin Carey , Sanjeev Gupta , and Catherine Pattillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2006

ISBN: 9781589064942

Keywords: Economic growth, Poverty, pro-poor growth, pro-poor, growth rates, tfp, real gdp

A. Understanding the Post-1995 Improvement in Growth The stylized facts of growth during 1960–2003 are sobering. For the region as a whole, real GDP grew at an average rate of 3.7 pe...

CHAPTER 3. Growth Accelerations

CHAPTER 3. Growth Accelerations »

Source: Sustaining and Accelerating Pro-Poor Growth in Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Kevin Carey , Sanjeev Gupta , and Catherine Pattillo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 February 2006

ISBN: 9781589064942

Keywords: Economic growth, Poverty, pro-poor growth, pro-poor, growth rates, tfp, real gdp

Very large and sustained increases in growth rates are necessary if sub-Saharan Africa is to have a realistic prospect of halving income poverty by the year 2015. To meet the poverty Millennium Development G...