The IMF Research Bulletin summarizes key research from the IMF and includes a listing recent publications in different online series.

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The IMF Research Bulletin summarizes key research from the IMF and includes a listing recent publications in different online series.

Africa on the Move: Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income States

Lamin Leigh and Ali Mansoor

$30 Paperback ISBN 978-1-51358-860-5

“A timely book on a set of countries—small middle-income countries (SMICS)—in Africa whose unique challenges and opportunities often do not receive enough attention in discussions of African development. The book effectively blends rigorous theory, econometrics, and practitioners’ insights to come up with practical recommendations on several important macroeconomic and structural issues that policymakers should find very useful.”

—Yaw Ansu, Chief Economist, African Center for Economic Transformation, Accra, Ghana

Building Integrated Economies in West Africa: Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Alexei P. Kireyev

$40 Paperback ISBN 978-1-51351-183-2

The West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) has reached an important milestone in its development and now needs to advance to the next level by bringing its member countries closer to the status of emerging market economies. The monetary union has a long and varied history. This book examines how the WAEMU can achieve its development and stability objectives, improve the livelihood of its citizens, and enhance the inclusiveness of its economic growth while preserving its financial stability, enhancing its competitiveness, and maintaining its current fixed exchange rates.

The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Oral Williams

$35 Paperback ISBN 978-1-48436-441-3

The countries in the East African Community (EAC) are among the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. The EAC countries are making significant progress toward financial integration, including harmonization of supervisory arrangements and practices and the modernization of monetary policy frameworks. This book focuses on regional integration in the EAC and argues that the establishment of a time table for eliminating the sensitive-products list and establishing a supranational legal framework for resolving trade disputes are important reforms that should foster regional integration.

Also of Interest:

  • Making Senegal a Hub for West Africa

  • Evolving Trends in Banking in Sub-Saharan Africa: Key Features and Challenges

  • On Drivers of Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

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