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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...

Farewell interview: Aninat stresses Africa’s need for capacity building

Farewell interview: Aninat stresses Africa’s need for capacity building »

Source: IMF Survey, Volume 32, Issue 12

Volume/Issue: 32/12

Series: IMF Survey

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 June 2003

ISBN: 9781451931112

Keywords: public sector, debt, international community, civil society, capacity-building

IMF Deputy Managing Director Eduardo Aninat leaves the IMF on July 1 to return to Chile, where he was Finance Minister from 1994–1999. Aninat joined the IMF’s four-member management team in December 1...

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...

Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine Rapport des services du FMI sur les politiques communes des États membres

Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine Rapport des services du FMI sur les politiques communes des États membres »

Source: Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine : Entretiens avec les institutions régionales-Rapport des services du FMI, annexe d'information, déclaration de l'Administrateur, déclaration des services du FMI et note d'information au public

Volume/Issue: 2011/98

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 May 2011

Language: French

ISBN: 9781462399024

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, monetary fund, monetary union, price competitiveness, central bank, financial stability, aggregate demand, government securities, terms of trade

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine

Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine »

Source: Union économique et monétaire ouest-africaine : Entretiens avec les institutions régionales-Rapport des services du FMI, annexe d'information, déclaration de l'Administrateur, déclaration des services du FMI et note d'information au public

Volume/Issue: 2011/98

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 May 2011

Language: French

ISBN: 9781462399024

Keywords: inflation, monetary policy, monetary fund, monetary union, price competitiveness, central bank, financial stability, aggregate demand, government securities, terms of trade

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU)

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2013/92

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2013

ISBN: 9781484368688

Keywords: public debt, debt sustainability, current account, domestic debt, government debt

Military coups that occurred in Guinea-Bissau and Mali caused economic disruption in the WAEMU countries. Regional policies have been in line with the recommendations, and growth is expected to remain robust, risks...

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Discussion on Common Policies of Member Countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries

Volume/Issue: 2013/92

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 April 2013

ISBN: 9781484368688

Keywords: public debt, debt sustainability, current account, domestic debt, government debt

Military coups that occurred in Guinea-Bissau and Mali caused economic disruption in the WAEMU countries. Regional policies have been in line with the recommendations, and growth is expected to remain robust, risks...

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Common Policies of Member Countries—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the West African Economic and Monetary Union

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Common Policies of Member Countries—Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the West African Economic and Monetary Union »

Source: West African Economic and Monetary Union : Common Policies of Member Countries-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for West African Economic and Monetary Union

Volume/Issue: 2016/96

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513535944

Keywords: monetary fund, deficit, inflation, monetary policy, investment

This paper discusses recent economic developments, outlook, and risks of West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU). Despite the fragile security situation in some member countries and a less favorable extern...