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The International Financial Crisis and Global Recession
			: Impact on the CEMAC Region and Policy Considerations

The International Financial Crisis and Global Recession : Impact on the CEMAC Region and Policy Considerations »

Volume/Issue: 2009/20

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Dimitre Milkov , Rafael Portillo , Plamen Iossifov , and John Wakeman-Linn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455255252.004

ISBN: 9781455255252

Keywords: Emerging markets, Global financial crisis, policy response, cost containment, CEMAC, fiscal policy, fiscal sustainability, monetary policy, foreign exchange, exchange rate

The financial sector of the Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) has been seriously affected by the global financial crisis and resulting global recession. This note assesses the response of CEMA...

Assessing Countries' Financial Inclusion Standing - A New Composite Index

Assessing Countries' Financial Inclusion Standing - A New Composite Index »

Volume/Issue: 2014/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Goran Amidži? , Alexander Massara , and André Mialou

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 February 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475569681.001

ISBN: 9781475569681

Keywords: Financial inclusion, access and usage of financial services, factor analysis, index, banking, microfinance, Index Numbers and Aggregation, Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data

This paper leverages the IMF's Financial Access Survey (FAS) database to construct a new composite index of financial inclusion. The topic of financial inclusion has gathered significant attention in recent years....

Dimensions of Land Inequality and Economic Development

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451857610.001

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
			: Evidence From Sub-Saharan Africa

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462305230.001

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...

Financial Inclusion and Development in the CEMAC

Financial Inclusion and Development in the CEMAC »

Volume/Issue: 2015/235

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adrian Alter , and Boriana Yontcheva

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 November 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484317556.001

ISBN: 9781484317556

Keywords: financial inclusion, financial development gap, benchmarking, gdp, credit, variables, Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper examines financial inclusion and development in the CEMAC. We explore the level of financial inclusion in the CEMAC through a benchmarking exercise.We construct a measure of financial development gap and...

Global Poverty Estimates
			: A Sensitivity Analysis

Global Poverty Estimates : A Sensitivity Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2011/234

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Camelia Minoiu , and Shatakshee Dhongde

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463922009.001

ISBN: 9781463922009

Keywords: global poverty, household surveys, international poverty line, poverty line, surveys, statistics, Semiparametric and Nonparametric Methods, Personal Income, Wealth, and Their Distributions

Current estimates of global poverty vary substantially across studies. In this paper we undertake a novel sensitivity analysis to highlight the importance of methodological choices in estimating global poverty. We...

IMF Data Standards Initiatives
			: A Consultative Approach To Enhancing Global Data Transparency

IMF Data Standards Initiatives : A Consultative Approach To Enhancing Global Data Transparency »

Volume/Issue: 2006/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anne Kester

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451863628.001

ISBN: 9781451863628

Keywords: data standards, Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board, international standards, sdds, standards, internet, International Economics: General, General Financial Markets: General (includes Measurement and Data), Macroeconomic Aspects Of International Trade And Finance, Corporate Finance And Governance,

Since the IMF launched the data standards initiatives a decade ago, 145 of its 184 member countries have participated. This 80 percent participation rate reaffirms the importance countries place on data transparenc...

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...

Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction
			: Stylized Facts and an Overview of Research

Macroeconomic Policies and Poverty Reduction : Stylized Facts and an Overview of Research »

Volume/Issue: 2001/135

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paul Cashin , Catherine Pattillo , Ratna Sahay , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451855708.001

ISBN: 9781451855708

Keywords: Macroeconomic policies, trade liberalization, distribution of income, external debt, per capita income, Open Economy Macroeconomics, Measurement and Analysis of Poverty, Comparative Studies of Countries,

This paper provides a brief and selective overview of research on the links between macroeconomic policies and poverty reduction. Using the Human Development Index as a measure of well-being, the progress made by 1...

The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies
			: A Review of Evidence for Developing Countries

The Unequal Benefits of Fuel Subsidies : A Review of Evidence for Developing Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2010/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , and Javier Arze del Granado

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455205325.001

ISBN: 9781455205325

Keywords: fuel subsidies, impact of subsidy reform, distribution of fuel consumption, subsidies, fuel prices, subsidy, fuel price, fuel consumption, Taxation, and Revenue: General

This paper reviews evidence on the impact of fuel subsidy reform on household welfare in developing countries. On average, the burden of subsidy reform is neutrally distributed across income groups; a $0.25 decreas...