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Sustaining Growth Accelerations and Pro-Poor Growth in Africa

Sustaining Growth Accelerations and Pro-Poor Growth in Africa »

Volume/Issue: 2005/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Catherine Pattillo , and Kevin Carey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451862140.001

ISBN: 9781451862140

Keywords: growth, growth accelerations, pro-poor growth, pro-poor, growth rates, tfp, real gdp, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Economywide Country Studies: Africa

Are improvements in growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) since the mid-1990s sustainable? What types of growth strategies contribute the most to reducing poverty? This paper examines these questions in four stages. F...

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...

Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Exchange Rates and Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume: 09

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Stella Kaendera , S. V. S. Dixit , and Nabil Ben Ltaifa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 2009

ISBN: 9781462389889

Keywords: Exchange rate stability, Exchange rates, exchange rate, foreign exchange, global financial crisis, foreign exchange market

This paper studies the evolution of the exchange rates of sub-Saharan African currencies in the context of the global financial crisis. In particular, it analyzes the reasons behind the differences in the magnitude...

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...

Making AIDS Part of the Global Development Agenda

Making AIDS Part of the Global Development Agenda »

Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

In the past two years, development thinking has undergone a major shift, from viewing AIDS as purely a health issue to acknowledging that it must be tackled as part of a broader development agenda. There is...

Poverty and Social Impact Analysis

Poverty and Social Impact Analysis »

Source: Poverty and Social Impact Analysis : Linking Macroeconomic Policies to Poverty Outcomes: Summary of Early Experiences

Volume/Issue: 2003/43

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Caroline Kende-Robb

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2003

ISBN: 9781451846348

Keywords: Macroeconomic policies, expenditure, expenditures, impact analysis, household surveys, Welfare and Poverty: General, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

The objective of this paper is to present some early experiences of poverty and social impact analysis (PSIA) from the PRGF-supported programs in the African Department. The paper illustrates that many staff countr...

10 Poverty, Fairness, and the VAT

10 Poverty, Fairness, and the VAT »

Source: The Modern VAT

Series: Books

Author(s): Liam Ebrill , Michael Keen , and Victoria Perry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 November 2001

ISBN: 9781589060265

Keywords: vat, tax administration, sales tax, taxation, tax system

It is a common fear when a VAT is introduced or extended that there will be an adverse impact on poverty, or on the distribution of real income more generally. Many of the central issues raised by such a con...

4. Promoting Financial Inclusion

4. Promoting Financial Inclusion »

Source: Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , Ahmat Jidoud , Monique Newiak , Bozena Radzewicz-Bak , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475532401

Access to traditional financial services in sub-Saharan Africa remains low relative to other regions, in particular for the poor, the uneducated, and women. Closing gaps in financial inclusion,...

Reviewing Some Early Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in Africa

Reviewing Some Early Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in Africa »

Source: Reviewing Some Early Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers in Africa

Volume/Issue: 2001/5

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Caroline Kende-Robb , and Alison Scott

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2001

ISBN: 9781451972726

Keywords: Burkina Faso, Africa, Poverty, Mozambique, Mali, Gambia, The, Tanzania, Uganda, PRSP, poverty reduction

This paper reviews some early interim and full PRSPs for countries with which the authors worked during 1999-2000 (Uganda, Burkina Faso, Tanzania, Mozambique, Mali and The Gambia). The purpose of the review is to c...

Sustaining Growth Accelerations and Pro-Poor Growth in Africa

Sustaining Growth Accelerations and Pro-Poor Growth in Africa »

Source: Sustaining Growth Accelerations and Pro-Poor Growth in Africa

Volume/Issue: 2005/195

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , Catherine Pattillo , and Kevin Carey

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2005

ISBN: 9781451862140

Keywords: growth, growth accelerations, pro-poor growth, pro-poor, growth rates, tfp, real gdp, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Economywide Country Studies: Africa

Are improvements in growth in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) since the mid-1990s sustainable? What types of growth strategies contribute the most to reducing poverty? This paper examines these questions in four stages. F...