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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...

Chapter 21. Financial Inclusion

Chapter 21. Financial Inclusion »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries lag behind benchmark countries in several dimensions of financial inclusion: access to finance is low, especially for the most vulnerab...

Chapter 27. Integration and Poverty Reduction

Chapter 27. Integration and Poverty Reduction »

Source: Building Integrated Economies in West Africa : Lessons in Managing Growth, Inclusiveness, and Volatility

Series: Books

Author(s): Alexei Kireyev

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2016

ISBN: 9781513511832

Keywords: Fiscal policy, Monetary unions, West African Economic and Monetary Union, West African Monetary Union, Inclusive growth, Currency unions, tax, monetary policy, market, interest

West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) experience shows that economic integration may have a significant impact on poverty reduction, even if the “growth channel” is weak. On the one h...

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...

Guinea-Bissau
			: Joint Staff Advisory Note on the Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Guinea-Bissau : Joint Staff Advisory Note on the Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2011/352

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463927950.002

ISBN: 9781463927950

Keywords: public financial management, expenditure management, expenditure, public administration, mtef

This paper presents the Joint Staff Advisory Note on Guinea-Bissau's Second National Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP II) covering 2011-15. The PRSP II, adopted by the government in July 2011, provides the fr...

Guinea-Bissau
			: Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Guinea-Bissau : Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2011/353

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 December 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463928506.002

ISBN: 9781463928506

Keywords: hiv/aids, pregnant women, maternal mortality, girls, gender issues

This paper reports on the economic and financial reforms in Guinea-Bissau. After a long period of recession since the beginning of 2000 followed by a slight recovery in 2007, the economy of Guinea-Bissau has entere...

Global Shocks and their Impacton Low-Income Countries

Global Shocks and their Impacton Low-Income Countries »

Source: Global Shocks and their Impacton Low-Income Countries : Lessons From theglobal Financial Crisis

Volume/Issue: 2011/27

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chris Papageorgiou , Hans Weisfeld , Catherine Pattillo , Martin Schindler , Nicola Spatafora , and Andrew Berg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

ISBN: 9781455216741

Keywords: Global financial crisis, Low-income countries, Short-run growth, terms of trade, regression analysis, output growth, exchange rate regime, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

This paper investigates the short-run effects of the 2007-09 global financial crisis on growth in (mainly non-fuel exporting) low-income countries (LICs). Four conclusions stand out. First, for many individual LICs...

Global Shocks and their Impacton Low-Income Countries
			: Lessons From theglobal Financial Crisis

Global Shocks and their Impacton Low-Income Countries : Lessons From theglobal Financial Crisis »

Volume/Issue: 2011/27

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Chris Papageorgiou , Hans Weisfeld , Catherine Pattillo , Martin Schindler , Nicola Spatafora , and Andrew Berg

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455216741.001

ISBN: 9781455216741

Keywords: Global financial crisis, Low-income countries, Short-run growth, terms of trade, regression analysis, output growth, exchange rate regime, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: General, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

This paper investigates the short-run effects of the 2007-09 global financial crisis on growth in (mainly non-fuel exporting) low-income countries (LICs). Four conclusions stand out. First, for many individual LICs...

Guinea-Bissau
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Second Annual Progress Report

Guinea-Bissau : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Second Annual Progress Report »

Volume/Issue: 2010/382

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 December 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455213511.002

ISBN: 9781455213511

Keywords: budget, public administration, debt, revenues, government finance

Guinea-Bissau's first National Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (NPRSP) established the strategic directions, primary objectives, and commitments by the country and its people to reduce poverty and achieve the MDGs...