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

Sierra Leone : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility »

Volume/Issue: 2006/183

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 May 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834550.002

ISBN: 9781451834550

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, external debt, public sector

This paper discusses Sierra Leone's Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF). Sierra Leone has made considerable progress during the last PRGF-supported program to...

Sierra Leone
			: Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, Extension of the Arrangement, and Rephasing of Disbursements-Staff Report; Staff Supplement and Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone : Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Financing Assurances Review, and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, Extension of the Arrangement, and Rephasing of Disbursements-Staff Report; Staff Supplement and Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone »

Volume/Issue: 2008/249

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834611.002

ISBN: 9781451834611

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, external debt, public sector

This paper discusses key findings of the Second Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) program for Sierra Leone. Performance under the IMF-supported program was mixed. Output growth was stron...

Sierra Leone
			: Sixth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement, Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria and Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries, Review of Financing Assurances, and Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement

Sierra Leone : Sixth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement, Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria and Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries, Review of Financing Assurances, and Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement »

Volume/Issue: 2005/194

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 June 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834536.002

ISBN: 9781451834536

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, balance of payments, debt relief

This report reviews developments during 2004 in the context of the Sixth and Final Program Review Under Sierra Leone's Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangement with the IMF. The authorities have imp...

Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States

Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States »

Volume/Issue: 2015/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Corinne Delechat , John Clark JR , Pranav Gupta , Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi , Mesmin Koulet-Vickot , Carla Macario , Toomas Orav , Manuel Rosales Torres , Rene Tapsoba , Dmitry Zhdankin , and Susan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498392570.001

ISBN: 9781498392570

Keywords: fragile states, revenue, investment, poverty, public investment, safety nets, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, One, Two

Like other fragile sub-Saharan African countries, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are seeking to harness their natural resource potential in the context of ambitious development strategies. This st...

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...

Is Growth Enough? Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction

Is Growth Enough? Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction »

Volume/Issue: 2002/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Leite , Charalambos Tsangarides , and Dhaneshwar Ghura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2002

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854091.001

ISBN: 9781451854091

Keywords: Macroeconomic Policy, Bayesian Analysis, probability, logarithm, equation, correlation, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Comparative Studies of Countries,

The paper investigates the existence of "super pro-poor" policies-that is, policies that directly influence the income of the poor after accounting for the effect of growth. It uses a dynamic panel estimator to cap...

Mainstreaming Statistics in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Approach to Provide for More Effective Technical Assistance
			: Some Experience at the IMF

Mainstreaming Statistics in the Poverty Reduction Strategy Approach to Provide for More Effective Technical Assistance : Some Experience at the IMF »

Volume/Issue: 2007/255

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Robin Kibuka

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451868180.001

ISBN: 9781451868180

Keywords: PRSP, statistical strategies, evidence-based monitoring, MTEF, statistics, expenditure, surveys, public expenditure,

The paper reviews the Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS) approach and efforts to build institutional statistical capacity to permit evidence-based monitoring of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs). Integrat...

3. Inequality and Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa

3. Inequality and Economic Outcomes in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, October 2015 : Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 October 2015

ISBN: 9781513597331

Keywords: Sub-Saharan Africa; commodity exporters; oil-exporting countries; competitiveness; trade integration; income inequality; gender inequality

Sub-Saharan Africa has among the highest levels of inequality—both income and gender—in the world, even after accounting for the lower levels of per capita income in the region. With growing international ev...

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth

Inequality, Gender Gaps and Economic Growth »

Source: 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

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...

Is Growth Enough? Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction

Is Growth Enough? Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction »

Source: Is Growth Enough? Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction

Volume/Issue: 2002/118

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Carlos Leite , Charalambos Tsangarides , and Dhaneshwar Ghura

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2002

ISBN: 9781451854091

Keywords: Macroeconomic Policy, Bayesian Analysis, probability, logarithm, equation, correlation, Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models: Models with Panel Data, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Comparative Studies of Countries,

The paper investigates the existence of "super pro-poor" policies-that is, policies that directly influence the income of the poor after accounting for the effect of growth. It uses a dynamic panel estimator to cap...