- International Monetary Fund. African Dept.
- Published Date:
- May 2016
World Economic and Financial Surveys
Regional Economic Outlook
Sub-Saharan Africa Time for a Policy Reset
©2016 International Monetary Fund
Regional economic outlook. Sub-Saharan Africa. — Washington, D.C.: International Monetary Fund, 2003–
v. ; cm. — (World economic and financial surveys, 0258-7440)
Began in 2003.
Some issues have thematic titles.
1. Economic forecasting — Africa, Sub-Saharan — Periodicals. 2. Africa, Sub-Saharan — Economic conditions — 1960 — Periodicals. 3. Economic development — Africa, Sub-Saharan — Periodicals. I. Title: Sub-Saharan Africa. II. International Monetary Fund. III. Series: World economic and financial surveys.
ISBN: 978-1-49838-813-9 (paper)
ISBN: 978-1-47551-987-7 (Web PDF)
The Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa is published twice a year, in the spring and fall, to review developments in sub-Saharan Africa. Both projections and policy considerations are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, or IMF management.
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Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, and Swaziland
Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa
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Country Policy and Institutional Assessment
commodity terms-of-trade index
Emerging Markets Bond Index Global (JP Morgan)
foreign direct investment
Famine Early Warning Systems Network
gross domestic product
generalized method of moments
heavily indebted poor countries
Integrated Food Security Phase Classificaion
labor force participation
required fiscal improvement
Regional Economic Outlook (IMF)
Southern African Customs Union
total factor productivity
United States Agency for International Development
Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index
West African Economic and Monetary Union
World Economic Outlook (IMF)
This April 2016 issue of the Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa (REO) was prepared by a team led by Céline Allard under the direction of Abebe Aemro Selassie.
The team included Francisco Arizala, Wenjie Chen, Larry Qiang Cui, Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia, Cleary Haines, Dalia Hakura, Mumtaz Hussain, Ahmat Jidoud, Montfort Mlachila, Bhaswar Mukhopadhyay, Monique Newiak, Marco Pani, Bozena Radzewicz-Bak, Misa Takebe, Tim Willems, Yanmin Ye, Mustafa Yenice, and Jiayi Zhang.
Specific contributions were made by Aidar Abdychev, Corinne Delechat, Geremia Palomba, and Fan Yang.
Natasha Minges was responsible for document production, with production assistance from Charlotte Vazquez. The editing and production were overseen by Joanne Creary Johnson of the Communications Department.
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