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The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges »

Source: The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2020/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Lisandro Abrego , Mario de Zamaroczy , Tunc Gursoy , Garth Nicholls , Hector Perez-Saiz , and Jose-Nicolas Rosas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513542379

Keywords: General equilibrium models, Trade barriers, Structural adjustment, Welfare, Forecasting models, Trade negotiations, Economic integration, Open economies, International trade agreements, Trade finance

Political momentum towards Africa-wide free trade has been intensifying. In March 2018, over 40 countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Once fully implemented, the AfCFTA is exp...

2 Global Perspectives on the Issues

2 Global Perspectives on the Issues »

Source: Fifty Years After Bretton Woods : The Future of the IMF and the World Bank: Proceedings of a Conference held in Madrid, Spain, September 29-30, 1994

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 1995

ISBN: 9781557754875

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rates, structural adjustment, world economy, adjustment programs

The opening session of the conference was designed to introduce the issues for discussion from the perspective of the institutions and major policymakers. The conference was convened by M. Saifu...

III Some Methodological Issues in the Analysis of the Impact of Adjustment Programs on Poverty

III Some Methodological Issues in the Analysis of the Impact of Adjustment Programs on Poverty »

Source: The Implications of Fund Supported Adjustment Programs for Poverty : Experiences in Selected Countries: Occa Paper 58

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1988

ISBN: 9781557750136

Keywords: expenditure, exchange rate, adjustment programs, structural adjustment, tradable goods

Basic Methodology of the Study The methodology underlying the case studies for this paper was eclectic. The analysis highlights the channels of impact of adjustment policy measures o...

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges »

Volume/Issue: 2020/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Lisandro Abrego , Mario de Zamaroczy , Tunc Gursoy , Garth Nicholls , Hector Perez-Saiz , and Jose-Nicolas Rosas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513542379.006

ISBN: 9781513542379

Keywords: General equilibrium models, Trade barriers, Structural adjustment, Welfare, Forecasting models, Trade negotiations, Economic integration, Open economies, International trade agreements, Trade finance

Political momentum towards Africa-wide free trade has been intensifying. In March 2018, over 40 countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Once fully implemented, the AfCFTA is exp...

The Implications of Fund Supported Adjustment Programs for Poverty
			: Experiences in Selected Countries:  Occa Paper 58

The Implications of Fund Supported Adjustment Programs for Poverty : Experiences in Selected Countries: Occa Paper 58 »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1988

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557750136.084

ISBN: 9781557750136

Keywords: expenditure, exchange rate, adjustment programs, structural adjustment, tradable goods

This paper presents a study that focuses on specific adjustment programs for limited periods and is aimed largely at analyzing the short-run implications of the policy measures. The longer run implications are also...

IV Macroeconomic and Other Nonfiscal Policies and Their Implications for Poverty

IV Macroeconomic and Other Nonfiscal Policies and Their Implications for Poverty »

Source: The Implications of Fund Supported Adjustment Programs for Poverty : Experiences in Selected Countries: Occa Paper 58

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1988

ISBN: 9781557750136

Keywords: expenditure, exchange rate, adjustment programs, structural adjustment, tradable goods

All of the programs included a combination of policies to limit absorption, expand supply, and promote structural adjustment. For demand restraint, limits on credit expansion and fiscal adjustment were commo...

9 Sustainable Poverty Reduction

9 Sustainable Poverty Reduction »

Source: Fifty Years After Bretton Woods : The Future of the IMF and the World Bank: Proceedings of a Conference held in Madrid, Spain, September 29-30, 1994

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 April 1995

ISBN: 9781557754875

Keywords: exchange rate, exchange rates, structural adjustment, world economy, adjustment programs

Musalia Mudavadi The Bretton Woods conference of 1944 focused on the problems to be encountered in postwar reconstruction, including projects for development and rehabilitation, as w...

V. Fiscal Policy Measures and Their Implications for Poverty

V. Fiscal Policy Measures and Their Implications for Poverty »

Source: The Implications of Fund Supported Adjustment Programs for Poverty : Experiences in Selected Countries: Occa Paper 58

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 May 1988

ISBN: 9781557750136

Keywords: expenditure, exchange rate, adjustment programs, structural adjustment, tradable goods

All of the programs examined in the case studies sought to reduce fiscal deficits significantly in order to reduce domestic imbalances and increase savings (Table 6). 45 The distr...