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I. The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Sub-Saharan Africa

I. The Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2009, Sub-Sarahan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2009

ISBN: 9781589068384

Keywords: financial systems, exchange rate regime, exporting countries, importing countries, oil-importing countries

How Recent Developments in the World Economy Are Affecting Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa is clearly being affected by the global financial crisis. Initial hopes that prompt p...

II. Sub-Saharan African Financial Systems and the Global Financial Shock

II. Sub-Saharan African Financial Systems and the Global Financial Shock »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2009, Sub-Sarahan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2009

ISBN: 9781589068384

Keywords: financial systems, exchange rate regime, exporting countries, importing countries, oil-importing countries

Introduction Financial systems in sub-Saharan African countries have so far been resilient to the global financial crisis. Although the crisis has exerted significant pressures on mo...

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...

Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060173.054

ISBN: 9781589060173

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

This pamphlet excerpts a chapter on macroeconomic policy from the Poverty Reduction Policy Source book, a guide prepared by the World Bank and IMF to assist countries in developing and strengthening their poverty r...

2 The Links Between Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction: Growth Matters

2 The Links Between Macroeconomic Policy and Poverty Reduction: Growth Matters »

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

Economic growth is the single most important factor influencing poverty. Numerous statistical studies have found a strong association between national per capita income and national poverty indicators, using...