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CHAPTER IV. Sustaining Growth in Africa

CHAPTER IV. Sustaining Growth in Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, May 2005, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 May 2005

ISBN: 9781589064430

Keywords: oil-producing countries, exchange rate regime, exchange rate, floating exchange rate, floating exchange rate regime

Are improvements in growth in SSA since the mid-1990s sustainable? This chapter 1 examines this question in three stages. First, it explores the factors contributing to this recen...

Climate and Economic Development: Is the location of many developing countries in the tropics a cause of their poverty?

Climate and Economic Development: Is the location of many developing countries in the tropics a cause of their poverty? »

Source: Finance & Development, June 1973

Volume/Issue: 10/2

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1973

ISBN: 9781616353124

Keywords: economic development, temperate zone, soils, tropical soils, tropical areas

This paper reviews the influence of the tropical climate on economic development. The paper highlights that the effect of climate is clearly not the only ruling constraint on economic development. It is claimed tha...

Dimensions of Land Inequality and Economic Development

Dimensions of Land Inequality and Economic Development »

Source: Dimensions of Land Inequality and Economic Development

Volume/Issue: 2004/158

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lennart Erickson , and Dietrich Vollrath

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2004

ISBN: 9781451857610

Keywords: Agricultural inequality, land inequality, institutions, financial development, education provision, gini coefficient, statistics, standard errors, measure of inequality, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development

There are several theories linking land inequality with aspects of economic development. Empirical work on these theories has attempted to establish a relationship between land inequality and institutions, financia...

Financial Deepening, Property Rights and Poverty

Financial Deepening, Property Rights and Poverty »

Source: Financial Deepening, Property Rights and Poverty : Evidence From Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2011/196

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yifei Huang , and Raju Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462305230

Keywords: financial development, property rights, dependent variable, gini coefficient, descriptive statistics, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Financial Economics: General,

Recent studies on the relationship between financial development and poverty have been inconclusive. Some claim that, by allowing more entrepreneurs to obtain financing, financial development improves the allocatio...

Global Business Cycles

Global Business Cycles »

Source: Global Business Cycles : Convergence or Decoupling?

Volume/Issue: 2008/143

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ayhan Kose , Eswar Prasad , and Christopher Otrok

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9781451870015

Keywords: macroeconomic fluctuations, convergence, decoupling, business cycle, globalization period, business cycle fluctuations,

This paper analyzes the evolution of the degree of global cyclical interdependence over the period 1960-2005. We categorize the 106 countries in our sample into three groups-industrial countries, emerging markets,...

Global Monitoring Report, 2010
			: The MDGs after the Crisis

Global Monitoring Report, 2010 : The MDGs after the Crisis »

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 April 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455215959.019

ISBN: 9781455215959

Keywords: hiv/aids, safety nets, maternal mortality, external shocks, infant mortality

What is the human cost of the global economic crisis? This year's Global Monitoring Report, The MDGs after the Crisis, examines the impact of the worst recession since the Great Depression on poverty and human deve...

4 Growth-Oriented Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Outcomes

4 Growth-Oriented Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Outcomes »

Source: Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction

Series: Pamphlet Series

Author(s): Alejandro Izquierdo , Ward Brown , Brian Ames , and Shatayanan Devarajan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 August 2001

ISBN: 9781589060173

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, macroeconomic stability, fixed exchange rate, exchange rate regime

Since the emphasis of this pamphlet is on the role of macroeconomic policy in supporting a country’s poverty reduction strategy, the discussion of macroeconomic policies in this section focuses on countries...

Democratic Republic of the Congo
			: Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report

Democratic Republic of the Congo : Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report »

Volume/Issue: 2004/223

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 August 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451928945.002

ISBN: 9781451928945

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, national poverty reduction strategy, pro-poor, financial resources

This paper focuses on the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (I-PRSP) Preparation Status Report. DRC's I-PRSP is based on three fundamental pillars, namely: peace and...

Democratic Republic of the Congo
			: Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report

Democratic Republic of the Congo : Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report »

Volume/Issue: 2003/269

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451808346.002

ISBN: 9781451808346

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, pro-poor, reform program

In this paper, the implementation of the activities under the interim poverty reduction strategy and progress toward the elaboration of poverty reduction strategy are described. Institutional framework is strengthe...

Democratic Republic of the Congo
			: Joint Staff Assessment of the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report

Democratic Republic of the Congo : Joint Staff Assessment of the Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report »

Volume/Issue: 2003/268

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 August 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451808339.002

ISBN: 9781451808339

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy paper, pro-poor

Owing to delay in publishing Poverty Reduction Strategy Process Paper (PRSP), the authorities drafted a preparation status report (PSR) on the first year of implementation of the interim poverty reduction strategy...