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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...

Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States

Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States »

Volume/Issue: 2015/25

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Corinne Delechat , John Clark JR , Pranav Gupta , Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi , Mesmin Koulet-Vickot , Carla Macario , Toomas Orav , Manuel Rosales Torres , Rene Tapsoba , Dmitry Zhdankin , and Susan Yang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498392570.001

ISBN: 9781498392570

Keywords: fragile states, revenue, investment, poverty, public investment, safety nets, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Development, One, Two

Like other fragile sub-Saharan African countries, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone are seeking to harness their natural resource potential in the context of ambitious development strategies. This st...

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...

Sierra Leone
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper:  Progress Report, 2008-10

Sierra Leone : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Progress Report, 2008-10 »

Volume/Issue: 2011/195

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781462319374.002

ISBN: 9781462319374

Keywords: pregnant women, hiv, hiv/aids, health care, debt management, Sierra Leone:,

Attention was especially focused on infrastructural development and the implementation of the free health care program. Another key poverty reducing strategy is the Smallholder Commercialisation Scheme. A robust mo...

Sierra Leone
			: Fifth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review

Sierra Leone : Fifth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, Request for Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review »

Volume/Issue: 2010/15

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834673.002

ISBN: 9781451834673

Keywords: debt, budget, domestic revenue, interest, public sector

This paper discusses key findings of the Fifth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement for Sierra Leone. Program performance in the first half of 2009 was satisfactory. All end-June quant...

Sierra Leone
			: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, Modification of Performance Criteria, Augmentation of Access, and Financing Assurances Review:  Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone : Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, Modification of Performance Criteria, Augmentation of Access, and Financing Assurances Review: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone »

Volume/Issue: 2009/215

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 July 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834666.002

ISBN: 9781451834666

Keywords: debt, domestic revenue, interest, budget, public sector

This paper focuses on the Fourth Review for Sierra Leone under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility. Program performance in the second half of 2008 was mixed. Although economic activity slowed in the last quar...

Sierra Leone
			: 2008 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Financing Assurances Review, and Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, Augmentation of Access, and Modification of Performance Criterion:  Staff Report; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone.

Sierra Leone : 2008 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Financing Assurances Review, and Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, Augmentation of Access, and Modification of Performance Criterion: Staff Report; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone. »

Volume/Issue: 2009/2

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834642.002

ISBN: 9781451834642

Keywords: debt, budget, domestic revenue, interest, article

This 2008 Article IV Consultation highlights that Sierra Leone's macroeconomic performance in 2008 was mixed. Output growth reached 6.4 percent in 2007, led by solid agricultural and mining production and buoyant a...

Sierra Leone
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Progress Report

Sierra Leone : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Progress Report »

Volume/Issue: 2008/250

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834628.002

ISBN: 9781451834628

Keywords: hiv/aids, primary schools, pupil teacher ratio, maternal mortality, primary school

This report describes the progress made in implementing the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper for Sierra Leone covering the period 2005-07. Efforts to reform the public sector were not successful. Management and Fun...

Sierra Leone 
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Progress Report:  Joint Staff Advisory Note

Sierra Leone : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Progress Report: Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2008/251

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 July 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451834635.002

ISBN: 9781451834635

Keywords: poverty reduction strategy, reduction strategy, financial management, budget support, public financial management

This Joint Staff Advisory Note describes the progress made on the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) in Sierra Leone on the basis of the June 2008 progress report. The report analyzes key elements of the Pover...