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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...

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...

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...

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...

2013 Low-Income Countries Global Risks and Vulnerabilities Report

2013 Low-Income Countries Global Risks and Vulnerabilities Report »

Volume/Issue: 2013/075

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498341332.007

ISBN: 9781498341332

Keywords: Concessional aid, External shocks, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal policy, Low-income developing countries, Fiscal sector, External sector, National income, Economic analysis, Public financial management

An assessment of vulnerabilities and risks in LICs remains important both for LICs themselves and for the international community. There are currently 74 LICs, eligible for concessional financing from the Fund. Thi...

2013 Low-Income Countries Global Risks and Vulnerabilities Report

2013 Low-Income Countries Global Risks and Vulnerabilities Report »

Source: 2013 Low-Income Countries Global Risks and Vulnerabilities Report

Volume/Issue: 2013/075

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 September 2013

ISBN: 9781498341332

Keywords: Concessional aid, External shocks, Fiscal consolidation, Fiscal policy, Low-income developing countries, Fiscal sector, External sector, National income, Economic analysis, Public financial management

An assessment of vulnerabilities and risks in LICs remains important both for LICs themselves and for the international community. There are currently 74 LICs, eligible for concessional financing from the Fund. Thi...

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...

Inclusive Growth

Inclusive Growth »

Source: 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

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...

Chapter 11. Commodity Price Volatility, Poverty, and Growth Inclusiveness in Sub-Saharan African Countries

Chapter 11. Commodity Price Volatility, Poverty, and Growth Inclusiveness in Sub-Saharan African Countries »

Source: Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , Catherine Pattillo , Marc Quintyn , and Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 October 2012

ISBN: 9781616353797

Keywords: hedging, fiscal policy, inflation, terms of trade, food prices

Introduction The comparative advantage of sub-Saharan African countries predominantly lies in the export of commodities, whether they be oil, mineral, or agricultural. Managing devel...

Chapter 9. Inclusive Growth in Natural Resource–Intensive Economies

Chapter 9. Inclusive Growth in Natural Resource–Intensive Economies »

Source: Commodity Price Volatility and Inclusive Growth in Low-Income Countries

Series: Books

Author(s): Rabah Arezki , Catherine Pattillo , Marc Quintyn , and Min Zhu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 October 2012

ISBN: 9781616353797

Keywords: hedging, fiscal policy, inflation, terms of trade, food prices

Introduction Lack of structural change, unsustainable growth, and noninclusive growth are frequently mentioned features of natural resource–intensive economies. There is renewed inte...