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Budgetary Convergence in the WEAMU

Budgetary Convergence in the WEAMU »

Source: Budgetary Convergence in the WEAMU : Adjustment Through Revenue or Expenditure?

Volume/Issue: 2000/109

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jean-Claude Nachega , and Ousmane Dore

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2000

ISBN: 9781451853209

Keywords: Convergence, Granger causality, Co-integration, Error-correction, expenditure, expenditures, public debt, budget deficit

A regional convergence pact adopted recently by the Conference of Heads of States of WAEMU provides a framework for fiscal convergence similar to the European Union’s Maastricht Treaty. Using bivariate co-in...

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Staff Report on Common Policies of Member Countries

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Staff Report on Common Policies of Member Countries »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Staff Report on Common Policies of Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/100

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2015

ISBN: 9781484325261

Keywords: monetary fund, deficit, central bank, security

KEY ISSUES Context. The region continued to experience strong growth in 2014, led by the continued economic expansion in Cote d'Ivoire. The outlook is for further strong growth, subject to a range of downward risks...

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 : Staff Report on Common Policies of Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/100

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2015

ISBN: 9781484325261

Keywords: monetary fund, deficit, central bank, security

KEY ISSUES Context. The region continued to experience strong growth in 2014, led by the continued economic expansion in Cote d'Ivoire. The outlook is for further strong growth, subject to a range of downward risks...

Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa

Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Spillovers in Sub-Saharan Africa : Exploring Different Channels

Volume/Issue: 2018/1

Series: Spillover Notes

Author(s): Francisco Arizala , Matthieu Bellon , Margaux MacDonald , Montfort Mlachila , and Mustafa Yenice

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2018

ISBN: 9781484367148

Keywords: Uganda, Togo, Tanzania, Swaziland, South Sudan, Spillovers, Sub-Saharan Africa, Sierra Leone, Congo, Republic of, Congo, Democratic Republic of the

After close to two decades of strong economic activity, overall growth in sub-Saharan Africa decelerated markedly in 2015-16 as the largest economies experienced negative or flat growth. Regional growth started rec...

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?1

A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?1 »

Source: A Governance Dividend for Sub-Saharan Africa?

Volume/Issue: 2019/1

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amine Hammadi , Marshall Mills , Nelson Sobrinho , Vimal Thakoor , and Ricardo Velloso

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 2019

ISBN: 9781484354872

Keywords: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Congo, Republic of, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa

Countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) tend to lag those in most other regions in terms of governance and perceptions of corruption. Weak governance undermines economic performance through various channels, includin...

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: The Informal Economy in Sub-Saharan Africa : Size and Determinants

Volume/Issue: 2017/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Leandro Medina , Andrew Jonelis , and Mehmet Cangul

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 July 2017

ISBN: 9781484305942

Keywords: Uganda, South Africa, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo

The multiple indicator-multiple cause (MIMIC) method is a well-established tool for measuring informal economic activity. However, it has been criticized because GDP is used both as a cause and indicator variable....

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa : Causes and Policy Implications

Volume/Issue: 2016/247

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Emre Alper , Niko Hobdari , and Ali Uppal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2016

ISBN: 9781475563115

Keywords: South Africa, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Sub-Saharan Africa, Tanzania, Sudan, Swaziland

This paper analyzes food inflation trends in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) from 2000 to 2016 using two novel datasets of disaggregated CPI baskets. Average food inflation is higher, more volatile, and similarly persiste...

Statement by Mr. Yambaye, Executive Director, Mr. Diallo, Alternative Executive Director, and Mr. Alle, Senior Advisor to Executive Director, on WAEMU, March 20, 2015

Statement by Mr. Yambaye, Executive Director, Mr. Diallo, Alternative Executive Director, and Mr. Alle, Senior Advisor to Executive Director, on WAEMU, March 20, 2015 »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Staff Report on Common Policies of Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/100

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2015

ISBN: 9781484325261

Keywords: monetary fund, deficit, central bank, security

KEY ISSUES Context. The region continued to experience strong growth in 2014, led by the continued economic expansion in Cote d'Ivoire. The outlook is for further strong growth, subject to a range of downward risks...

Lessons for Effective  Fiscal Decentralization in  Sub-Saharan Africa

Lessons for Effective Fiscal Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Lessons for Effective Fiscal Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2018/10

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Niko Hobdari , Vina Nguyen , Salvatore Dell'Erba , and Edgardo Ruggiero

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2018

ISBN: 9781484358269

Keywords: Kenya, Ghana, Guinea, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius

Fiscal decentralization is becoming a pressing issue in a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa, reflecting demands for a greater local voice in spending decisions and efforts to strengthen social cohesion. Aga...

Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Source: Public Investment Efficiency in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2018/9

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Karim Barhoumi , Ha Vu , Shirin Nikaein Towfighian , and Rodolfo Maino

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 July 2018

ISBN: 9781484360019

Keywords: Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Djibouti

There is significant room to improve public investment efficiency in sub-Saharan Africa. Investment in sub-Saharan African countries is lagging vis-à-vis peers such as emerging and developing Asia as well as Latin...