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- International Monetary Fund. African Dept.
- Published Date:
- April 2019
World Economic and Financial Surveys
Regional Economic Outlook
Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
©2019 International Monetary Fund
Names: International Monetary Fund, publisher.
Title: Regional economic outlook. Sub-Saharan Africa : recovery amid elevated uncertainty.
Other titles: Sub-Saharan Africa : recovery amid elevated uncertainty. | World economic and financial surveys.
Description: Washington, DC : International Monetary Fund, 2019. | Apr. 2019. | Includes bibliographical references.
Identifiers: ISBN 9781484396865 (paper)
ISBN: 9781498304139 (Web PDF)
Subjects: LCSH: Africa, Sub-Saharan—Economic conditions. | Economic development—Africa, Sub-Saharan. | Economic forecasting—Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Classification: LCC HC800 .S83 2019
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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Background Paper and Expanded Statistical Appendix Online.
Online Expanded Statistical Appendix Tables; Online Annex for Chapter 2—The Economic Consequences of Conflicts; Online Annexes for Chapter 3—Opportunities and Challenges of the AfCFTA; Publications of the IMF African Department 2013–19
List of Appendix Tables SA1—SA8:
African Continental Free Trade Area
African Development Bank
Arab Maghreb Union
Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Central African Economic and Monetary Community
correspondent banking relationship
computable general equilibrium
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa
consumer price index
gross domestic product
Economic Community of West African States
economic policy uncertainty
Heavily Indebted Poor Country
International Country Risk Guide
internally displaced persons
International Financial Reporting Standard 9
International Monetary Fund
Latin American Integration Association
Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative
Middle East and North Africa
North American Free Trade Agreement
nominal effective exchange rate
Pan-Arab Free Trade Area
Poverty Reduction and Growth Trust
Regional Economic Communities
Regional Economic Outlook (IMF)
Southern African Customs Union
Southern African Development Community
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
West African Economic and Monetary Union
World Economic Outlook (IMF)
World Trade Organization
List of Country Abbreviations:
Central African Rep.
Congo, Dem. Republic of
Congo, Republic of
São Tomé & Príncipe
The April 2019 issue of the Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa (REO) was prepared by a team led by Papa N’Diaye under the direction of Anne-Marie Gulde-Wolf.
The team included Reda Cherif, Seung Mo Choi, Hilary Devine, Xiangming Fang, Jesus Gonzalez-Garcia, Cleary Haines, Salifou Issoufou, Lisa Kolovich, Siddharth Kothari, Russell Green, Andresa Lagerborg, Tomas McGregor, Cameron McLoughlin, Miguel Pereira Mendes, Nkunde Mwase, Monique Newiak, Rasmane Ouedraogo, Geremia Palomba, Adrian Peralta-Alva, Mahvash S. Qureshi, Amadou Sy, Brooke Tenison, Bruno Versailles, Jason Weiss, Torsten Wezel, Jiaxiong Yao, Mustafa Yenice, and Yunhui Zhao.
Charlotte Vazquez was responsible for document production, with assistance from Krisztina Fabo. The editing and production were overseen by Linda Long of the Communications Department.
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