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Kenya
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note

Kenya : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2014/74

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484332788.002

ISBN: 9781484332788

Keywords: reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy, budget process, financial management, vulnerable groups

This Joint Staff Advisory Note focuses on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) for Kenya. Kenya's second Medium Term Plan (MTP-2) that covers 2013-2017 seeks to build on the successes of the MTP1. It aims to...

Kenya
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper:  Progress Report

Kenya : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Progress Report »

Volume/Issue: 2012/10

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463931896.002

ISBN: 9781463931896

Keywords: mtef, primary school, primary education, expenditure, net enrollment ratio

This progress report focuses on Medium-Term Plan (MTP) implementation by 2011 in Kenya, including specific progress on the attainment of MDG goals. The report presents the updated MTP program for 2012-13, including...

Kenya
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers:  2003/2004 and 2004/2005:  Joint Staff Advisory Note

Kenya : Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers: 2003/2004 and 2004/2005: Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2007/160

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451821178.002

ISBN: 9781451821178

Keywords: expenditure, financial management, public financial management, public investment

This paper presents a Joint Staff Advisory Note on Kenya's Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers. Kenya is implementing the three-tiered East Africa Community (EAC) common external tariff and needs to develop a trade s...

Kenya
			: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Kenya : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility »

Volume/Issue: 2003/399

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 January 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451821109.002

ISBN: 9781451821109

Keywords: expenditure, external debt, public expenditure, domestic debt, central bank

Kenya showed poor implementation of policies and weak economic performance under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangement. The government formulated a new Economic Recovery Strategy for Wealth a...

Kenya
			: Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria:  Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

Kenya : Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya »

Volume/Issue: 2009/18

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451821222.002

ISBN: 9781451821222

Keywords: budget, debt, interest, central bank

This paper presents findings of the Third Review under the poverty reduction and growth facility arrangement for Kenya. The sharp spending increase budgeted for 2007/08 could exert pressures on domestic prices and...

HIV/AIDS
			: The Impact on Poverty and Inequality

HIV/AIDS : The Impact on Poverty and Inequality »

Volume/Issue: 2006/126

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Markus Haacker , and Gonzalo Salinas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863864.001

ISBN: 9781451863864

Keywords: growth, income per capita, HIV/AIDS, hiv, aids, unaids, prevalence rate, Social Security and Public Pensions, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

Using available data on the distribution of HIV/AIDS prevalence across population groups for four sub-Saharan African countries and transposing this information to household income and expenditure surveys, we simul...

ICT, Financial Inclusion, and Growth
			: Evidence from African Countries

ICT, Financial Inclusion, and Growth : Evidence from African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2011/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kangni Kpodar , and Mihasonirina Andrianaivo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455227068.001

ISBN: 9781455227068

Keywords: ICT, mobile financial services, internet, mobile telephone, telephone subscribers, telecommunications, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

This paper studies the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT), especially mobile phone rollout, on economic growth in a sample of African countries from 1988 to 2007. Further, we investigate whe...

Identifying Constraints to Financial Inclusion and Their Impact on GDP and Inequality
			: A Structural Framework for Policy

Identifying Constraints to Financial Inclusion and Their Impact on GDP and Inequality : A Structural Framework for Policy »

Volume/Issue: 2015/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , Yan Ji , Robert Townsend , and Filiz Unsal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 January 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498381598.001

ISBN: 9781498381598

Keywords: Financial inclusion, inequality, hetergenous agents, income, credit, gdp, wealth, equilibrium, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Other

We develop a micro-founded general equilibrium model with heterogeneous agents to identify pertinent constraints to financial inclusion. We evaluate quantitatively the policy impacts of relaxing each of these const...

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth
			: Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth : Comparative Evidence for Sub-Saharan Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2016/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , Mumtaz Hussain , Monique Newiak , Vimal Thakoor , and Fan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 June 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484382349.001

ISBN: 9781484382349

Keywords: Income inequality, gender inequality, economic growth, and sub-Saharan Africa

A growing body of empirical evidence suggests that inequality-income or gender related-can impede economic growth. Using dynamic panel regressions and new time series data, this paper finds that both income and gen...

The East African Community
			: Prospects for Sustained Growth

The East African Community : Prospects for Sustained Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2012/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catherine McAuliffe , Sweta Saxena , and Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475539424.001

ISBN: 9781475539424

Keywords: Accelerated growth, sustained growth, benchmarking, East African Community, domestic savings, per capita income, commodity prices, commodity exporters, common market, General

The East African Community (EAC) has been among the fastest growing regions in sub-Saharan Africa in the past decade or so. Nonetheless, the recent growth path will not be enough to achieve middle-income status and...