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External Debt, Public Investment, and Growth in Low-Income Countries

External Debt, Public Investment, and Growth in Low-Income Countries »

Source: External Debt, Public Investment, and Growth in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2003/249

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Toan Nguyen , Benedict Clements , and Rina Bhattacharya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451875904

Keywords: Growth, debt relief, debt overhang, debt service payments, International Lending and Debt Problems, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

This paper examines the channels through which external debt affects growth in low-income countries. Our results suggest that the substantial reduction in the stock of external debt projected for highly indebted po...

Alternative Exchange Rate Strategies and Fiscal Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Alternative Exchange Rate Strategies and Fiscal Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Alternative Exchange Rate Strategies and Fiscal Performance in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 1993/68

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stefania Bazzoni , and Karim Nashashibi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1993

ISBN: 9781451961058

Keywords: terms of trade, tax revenue, tax base, taxation, fiscal performance

This paper investigates the relationship between fiscal performance in 28 sub-Saharan African countries over the 1980-91 period with movements in the exchange rates, the terms of trade, and other macroeconomic aggr...

Foreign Aid and Revenue Response

Foreign Aid and Revenue Response »

Source: Foreign Aid and Revenue Response : Does the Composition of Aid Matter?

Volume/Issue: 2003/176

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alexander Pivovarsky , Benedict Clements , Sanjeev Gupta , and Erwin Tiongson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2003

ISBN: 9781451858839

Keywords: Development assistance, Foreign aid, Grants, Loans, revenue, tax effort, foreign debt, domestic borrowing, tax revenue, Taxation

This paper examines the revenue response to inflows of foreign aid in 107 countries during the period 1970-2000, In particular, it investigates whether the impact of aid on the revenue effort depends on the composi...

The Spending and Absorption of Aid in PRGF Supported Programs

The Spending and Absorption of Aid in PRGF Supported Programs »

Source: The Spending and Absorption of Aid in PRGF Supported Programs

Volume/Issue: 2008/237

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jan Martijn , Markus Berndt , Abu Shonchoy , and Paolo Dudine

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2008

ISBN: 9781451870954

Keywords: spending and absorption, PRGF, fiscal deficit, current account, current account deficit, current account deficits, account deficits,

This paper studies the spending and absorption of aid in PRGF-supported programs, verifies whether the use aid is programmed to be smoothed over time, and analyzes how considerations about macroeconomic stability i...

Determinants of Tax Revenue Efforts in Developing Countries

Determinants of Tax Revenue Efforts in Developing Countries »

Source: Determinants of Tax Revenue Efforts in Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 2007/184

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abhijit Sen Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867480

Keywords: Revenue performance, panel data, tax revenue, government revenue, export share, foreign debt, tax ratio,

This paper contributes to the existing empirical literature on the principal determinants of tax revenue performance across developing countries by using a broad dataset and accounting for some econometric issues t...

Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts

Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts »

Source: Fixed Base Year vs. Chain Linking in National Accounts : Experience of Sub-Saharan African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2016/133

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robert Dippelsman , Venkat Josyula , and Eric Métreau

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 July 2016

ISBN: 9781475569339

Keywords: System of National Accounts, chain linking, volume measures, fixed base year

There are two approaches for producing volume estimates of GDP, fixed base year and annual chaining. While most advanced economies have adopted the chain-linked approach in the past twenty years, some African count...

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth »

Source: Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth : Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2016/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , Mumtaz Hussain , Monique Newiak , Vimal Thakoor , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2016

ISBN: 9781484382349

Keywords: Income inequality, gender inequality, economic growth, and sub-Saharan Africa

A growing body of empirical evidence suggests that inequality-income or gender related-can impede economic growth. Using dynamic panel regressions and new time series data, this paper finds that both income and gen...

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...

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....

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...