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Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth »

Volume: 16

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , Ahmat Jidoud , Monique Newiak , Bozena Radzewicz-Bak , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475532401.087

ISBN: 9781475532401

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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...

Identifying Constraints to Financial Inclusion and Their Impact on GDP and Inequality
			: A Structural Framework for Policy

Identifying Constraints to Financial Inclusion and Their Impact on GDP and Inequality : A Structural Framework for Policy »

Volume/Issue: 2015/22

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Era Dabla-Norris , Yan Ji , Robert Townsend , and Filiz Unsal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 January 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498381598.001

ISBN: 9781498381598

Keywords: Financial inclusion, inequality, hetergenous agents, income, credit, gdp, wealth, equilibrium, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Other

We develop a micro-founded general equilibrium model with heterogeneous agents to identify pertinent constraints to financial inclusion. We evaluate quantitatively the policy impacts of relaxing each of these const...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014: Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Fostering Inclusive Growth

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014: Sub-Saharan Africa : Fostering Inclusive Growth »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475578942.086

ISBN: 9781475578942

The five Regional Economic Outlooks published biannually by the IMF cover Asia and Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere. In each volume, recent econo...

Kenya
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note

Kenya : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2014/74

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484332788.002

ISBN: 9781484332788

Keywords: reduction strategy, poverty reduction strategy, budget process, financial management, vulnerable groups

This Joint Staff Advisory Note focuses on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) for Kenya. Kenya's second Medium Term Plan (MTP-2) that covers 2013-2017 seeks to build on the successes of the MTP1. It aims to...

The East African Community
			: Prospects for Sustained Growth

The East African Community : Prospects for Sustained Growth »

Volume/Issue: 2012/272

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Catherine McAuliffe , Sweta Saxena , and Masafumi Yabara

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475539424.001

ISBN: 9781475539424

Keywords: Accelerated growth, sustained growth, benchmarking, East African Community, domestic savings, per capita income, commodity prices, commodity exporters, common market, General

The East African Community (EAC) has been among the fastest growing regions in sub-Saharan Africa in the past decade or so. Nonetheless, the recent growth path will not be enough to achieve middle-income status and...

Kenya
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper:  Progress Report

Kenya : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Progress Report »

Volume/Issue: 2012/10

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 January 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463931896.002

ISBN: 9781463931896

Keywords: mtef, primary school, primary education, expenditure, net enrollment ratio

This progress report focuses on Medium-Term Plan (MTP) implementation by 2011 in Kenya, including specific progress on the attainment of MDG goals. The report presents the updated MTP program for 2012-13, including...

ICT, Financial Inclusion, and Growth
			: Evidence from African Countries

ICT, Financial Inclusion, and Growth : Evidence from African Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2011/73

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Kangni Kpodar , and Mihasonirina Andrianaivo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455227068.001

ISBN: 9781455227068

Keywords: ICT, mobile financial services, internet, mobile telephone, telephone subscribers, telecommunications, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General, Financial Institutions and Services: General,

This paper studies the impact of information and communication technologies (ICT), especially mobile phone rollout, on economic growth in a sample of African countries from 1988 to 2007. Further, we investigate whe...

Emerging from the Global Crisis
			: Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries

Emerging from the Global Crisis : Macroeconomic Challenges Facing Low-Income Countries »

Volume: 11

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 February 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781616350734.087

ISBN: 9781616350734

Keywords: Economic growth, Low-income developing countries, Global Financial Crisis 2008-2009, public debt, current account, fiscal policy, exchange rate, current account deficits

Although the impact of the global crisis has been severe, real per capita GDP growth stayed positive in two-thirds of low-income countries (LICs), unlike in previous global downturns, and in contrast to richer coun...

Kenya
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Kenya : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2010/224

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455207589.002

ISBN: 9781455207589

Keywords: per, primary schools, primary school, primary education, special needs

The Medium Term Plan (MTP) identifies the key policy actions and reforms, as well as programs and projects that the Grand Coalition Government in Kenya intends to implement. The overall objective is to realize a hi...