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Enhancing Development Assistance to Africa: Lessons from Scaling-Up Scenarios

Enhancing Development Assistance to Africa: Lessons from Scaling-Up Scenarios »

Source: Enhancing Development Assistance to Africa : Lessons from Scaling-Up Scenarios

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Matthew Gaertner , Laure Redifer , Pedro Conceição , Rafael Portillo , Luis-Felipe Zanna , Jan Gottschalk , Andrew Berg , Ayodele Odusola , Brett House , and José Saúl Lizondo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2012

ISBN: 9781616352370

Keywords: Official development assistance, Sub-Saharan Africa, exchange rate, public investment, real exchange rate, exchange rate appreciation, real exchange rate appreciation

The pace of progress toward achievement of the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) in many sub-Saharan African countries remains too slow to reach targets by 2015, despite significant progress in the late 1990s. The...

Central African Republic

Central African Republic »

Source: Central African Republic : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2016/272

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

ISBN: 9781475524512

This Selected Issues paper examines the underlying causes of the Central African Republic's 'fragility trap' and sheds light on factors linked to building resilience. The persist fragility in the Central African Re...

Central African Republic: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility

Central African Republic: Staff Report for the 2016 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility »

Source: Central African Republic : 2016 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic

Volume/Issue: 2016/269

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 August 2016

ISBN: 9781475523713

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic growth in the Central African Republic has remained anemic since 2013 owing to structural rigidities, poor infrastructure, and limited energy supply. Infla...

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC): Selected Issues

Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC): Selected Issues »

Source: Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2005/390

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 2005

ISBN: 9781451806519

Keywords: exchange rate, real exchange rate, real effective exchange rate, real exchange

This Selected Issues paper on the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) reviews the evolution of actual and equilibrium real effective exchange rates (REER). The current level of the CEMAC REER is...

Assessing Competitiveness After Conflict

Assessing Competitiveness After Conflict »

Source: Assessing Competitiveness After Conflict : The Case of the Central African Republic

Volume/Issue: 2006/303

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Mark Lewis , Jean-Claude Nachega , Said Bakhache , and Kadima Kalonji

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2006

ISBN: 9781451865639

Keywords: Competitiveness, transport costs, exchange rate, exchange rates, transport cost, real exchange rates, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper assesses competitiveness in the case of the Central African Republic, a postconflict country. The paper presents several conventional techniques for assessing competitiveness, namely the real exchange ra...

Appendix: Summaries of Country Studies*

Appendix: Summaries of Country Studies* »

Source: Enhancing Development Assistance to Africa : Lessons from Scaling-Up Scenarios

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Matthew Gaertner , Laure Redifer , Pedro Conceição , Rafael Portillo , Luis-Felipe Zanna , Jan Gottschalk , Andrew Berg , Ayodele Odusola , Brett House , and José Saúl Lizondo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2012

ISBN: 9781616352370

Keywords: Official development assistance, Sub-Saharan Africa, exchange rate, public investment, real exchange rate, exchange rate appreciation, real exchange rate appreciation

Benin Meeting the Gleneagles commitment for Benin would require a moderate scaling up of aid by approximately 2 percent of GDP over the next few years. Aid inflows were 5.9 percent o...

Chapter 4 The Macroeonomic Impact of Scaling Up Aid

Chapter 4 The Macroeonomic Impact of Scaling Up Aid »

Source: Enhancing Development Assistance to Africa : Lessons from Scaling-Up Scenarios

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Matthew Gaertner , Laure Redifer , Pedro Conceição , Rafael Portillo , Luis-Felipe Zanna , Jan Gottschalk , Andrew Berg , Ayodele Odusola , Brett House , and José Saúl Lizondo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2012

ISBN: 9781616352370

Keywords: Official development assistance, Sub-Saharan Africa, exchange rate, public investment, real exchange rate, exchange rate appreciation, real exchange rate appreciation

A few questions stand out when examining the macroeconomic impacts of scaled-up aid. The first is overarching: can aid-financed public investment lead to higher growth? The question...

Chapter 3 The Scaling-Up Scenarios: Sectoral and Micro Analysis

Chapter 3 The Scaling-Up Scenarios: Sectoral and Micro Analysis »

Source: Enhancing Development Assistance to Africa : Lessons from Scaling-Up Scenarios

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Matthew Gaertner , Laure Redifer , Pedro Conceição , Rafael Portillo , Luis-Felipe Zanna , Jan Gottschalk , Andrew Berg , Ayodele Odusola , Brett House , and José Saúl Lizondo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2012

ISBN: 9781616352370

Keywords: Official development assistance, Sub-Saharan Africa, exchange rate, public investment, real exchange rate, exchange rate appreciation, real exchange rate appreciation

Human development indicators across the 10 pilot countries show an urgent need to enhance development efforts. All 10 countries were grouped within the low human development status...

Chapter 1 Introduction

Chapter 1 Introduction »

Source: Enhancing Development Assistance to Africa : Lessons from Scaling-Up Scenarios

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Matthew Gaertner , Laure Redifer , Pedro Conceição , Rafael Portillo , Luis-Felipe Zanna , Jan Gottschalk , Andrew Berg , Ayodele Odusola , Brett House , and José Saúl Lizondo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2012

ISBN: 9781616352370

Keywords: Official development assistance, Sub-Saharan Africa, exchange rate, public investment, real exchange rate, exchange rate appreciation, real exchange rate appreciation

Much of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has grown strongly in recent years. Since about 1995, and for the first time in decades, low-income countries (LICs) in the region have been growing...

Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals

Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals »

Source: Exchange Rate Flexibility and Credit during Capital Inflow Reversals : Purgatory…not Paradise

Volume/Issue: 2014/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nicolas Magud , and Esteban Vesperoni

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 April 2014

ISBN: 9781475543735

Keywords: reversals, macro-prudential, exchange rate, exchange rate regimes, exchange rate flexibility, flexible exchange rate, exchange rate regime, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

We document the behavior of macro and credit variables during episodes of capital inflows reversals in economies with different degrees of exchange rate flexibility. We find that exchange rate flexibility is associ...