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Ghana
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper:  Annual Progress Report:  Joint Staff Advisory Note

Ghana : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Annual Progress Report: Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2009/238

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 August 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451815030.002

ISBN: 9781451815030

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, primary education, enrollment rates, primary school

This Joint Staff Advisory Note provides IMF staff advice on key priorities for strengthening the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II) for Ghana and for ensuring its effective implementation. It highlight...

Ghana
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Volume II

Ghana : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Volume II »

Volume/Issue: 2012/204

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475506600.002

ISBN: 9781475506600

Keywords: human settlements, water resources, food security, social protection, service delivery

This volume discusses the Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS I) and the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II) that addressed the critical poverty issues in Ghana. GPRS I is a comprehensive policy document p...

Ghana
			: Second Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria

Ghana : Second Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria »

Volume/Issue: 2004/210

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451814897.002

ISBN: 9781451814897

Keywords: debt, budget, external debt, debt service, interest

The staff report for the Second Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility on Ghana highlights economic developments and policies. Efforts to consolidate the fiscal position continued, and there was no...

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...

Inclusive Growth
			: An Application of the Social Opportunity Function to Selected African Countries

Inclusive Growth : An Application of the Social Opportunity Function to Selected African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2013/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Olumuyiwa Adedeji , Huancheng Du , and Maxwell Opoku-Afari

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 June 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484360880.001

ISBN: 9781484360880

Keywords: social opportunity curve, equity, education, school enrollment, access to education, education system, education for all, Health and Inequality, Education and Inequality, General

The inclusiveness of growth depends on the extent of access to economic and social opportunities. This paper applies the concept of social opportunity function to ascertain the inclusiveness of growth episodes in s...

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...

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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451846348.001

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...

Revisiting the Concept of Dollarization
			: The Global Financial Crisis and Dollarization in Low-Income Countries

Revisiting the Concept of Dollarization : The Global Financial Crisis and Dollarization in Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2015/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nkunde Mwase , and Francis Kumah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484366912.001

ISBN: 9781484366912

Keywords: deposit dollarization, GMM, impulse response, flight to quality, currency, deposit, exchange rate, deposits, foreign currency, Models with Panel Data

The economic literature has examined deposit dollarization in nominal terms, typically focusing on the ratio of foreign currency deposits to broad money. However, while private agent demand for foreign currency may...

Strengths and Weaknesses in Securities Market Regulation
			: A Global Analysis

Strengths and Weaknesses in Securities Market Regulation : A Global Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2007/259

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jennifer Elliott , and Ana Carvajal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451868227.001

ISBN: 9781451868227

Keywords: securities markets regulation, regulation, standards, securities regulation, standards and codes, market intermediaries,

This paper examines the strengths and weaknesses of securities regulatory systems worldwide with a view to a better understanding of common problems and areas of global concern. We found that a consistent theme eme...

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...