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Household Consumption Volatility and Poverty Risk: Case Studies from South Africa and Tanzania

Household Consumption Volatility and Poverty Risk: Case Studies from South Africa and Tanzania »

Source: Household Consumption Volatility and Poverty Risk: Case Studies from South Africa and Tanzania

Volume/Issue: 2020/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Matthieu Bellon , Carlo Pizzinelli , and Roberto Perrelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 March 2020

ISBN: 9781513527017

Keywords: Economic conditions, National income, Income distribution, Demographic indicators, Poverty indicators, Poverty, Consumption Volatility, Tanzania, South Africa, WP

Economic volatility remains a fact of life in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). Household-level shocks create large consumption fluctuations, raising the incidence of poverty. Drawing on micro-level data from South Africa...

Household Consumption Volatility and Poverty Risk: Case Studies from South Africa and Tanzania

Household Consumption Volatility and Poverty Risk: Case Studies from South Africa and Tanzania »

Volume/Issue: 2020/51

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Matthieu Bellon , Carlo Pizzinelli , and Roberto Perrelli

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 March 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513527017.001

ISBN: 9781513527017

Keywords: Economic conditions, National income, Income distribution, Demographic indicators, Poverty indicators, Poverty, Consumption Volatility, Tanzania, South Africa, WP

Economic volatility remains a fact of life in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA). Household-level shocks create large consumption fluctuations, raising the incidence of poverty. Drawing on micro-level data from South Africa...

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...

Chapter 2. Sustaining Growth in the East African Community

Chapter 2. Sustaining Growth in the East African Community »

Source: The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community

Series: Books

Author(s): Paulo Drummond , S. Wajid , and Oral Williams

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484364413

Keywords: exchange, exchange rate, monetary policy, growth, markets

The Growth Record In the midst of sub-Saharan Africa’s best decade of economic growth since at least the 1970s, the East African Community (EAC) is among the fastest-growing regions....

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...

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...

United Republic of Tanzania
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper:  Joint Staff Advisory Note

United Republic of Tanzania : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2012/118

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 May 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475503722.002

ISBN: 9781475503722

Keywords: service delivery, financial management, social protection, public financial management, budget allocation, Tanzania, United Republic of,

This Joint Staff Advisory Note reviews Tanzania's Second National Strategy for Growth and Reduction of Poverty (NSGRP-MKUKUTA II) (2010/11-2014/15). MKUKUTA II provides an operational framework for achieving the Mi...