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Regional Economic Outlook, April 2019, Sub-Saharan Africa

Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue, but at a slower pace than envisaged in October 2018.

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges »

Source: The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2020/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Lisandro Abrego , Mario de Zamaroczy , Tunc Gursoy , Garth Nicholls , Hector Perez-Saiz , and Jose-Nicolas Rosas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2020

ISBN: 9781513542379

Keywords: General equilibrium models, Trade barriers, Structural adjustment, Welfare, Forecasting models, Trade negotiations, Economic integration, Open economies, International trade agreements, Trade finance

Political momentum towards Africa-wide free trade has been intensifying. In March 2018, over 40 countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Once fully implemented, the AfCFTA is exp...

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges

The African Continental Free Trade Area: Potential Economic Impact and Challenges »

Volume/Issue: 2020/4

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Lisandro Abrego , Mario de Zamaroczy , Tunc Gursoy , Garth Nicholls , Hector Perez-Saiz , and Jose-Nicolas Rosas

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 2020

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781513542379.006

ISBN: 9781513542379

Keywords: General equilibrium models, Trade barriers, Structural adjustment, Welfare, Forecasting models, Trade negotiations, Economic integration, Open economies, International trade agreements, Trade finance

Political momentum towards Africa-wide free trade has been intensifying. In March 2018, over 40 countries signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. Once fully implemented, the AfCFTA is exp...

Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net— Review of the Flexible Credit Line and Precautionary and Liquidity Line, and Proposals for Toolkit Reform

Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net— Review of the Flexible Credit Line and Precautionary and Liquidity Line, and Proposals for Toolkit Reform »

Source: Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net-Review of the Flexible Credit Line and Precautionary and Liquidity Line, and Proposals for Toolkit Reform

Volume/Issue: 2017/069

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2017

ISBN: 9781498346139

Keywords: Financial safety nets, Forward commitment capacity, Financial crises, Repurchase obligations, International capital market volatility, PP, FCL, SLS, PLL, access level

protracted global uncertainty combined with frequent episodes of capital flow volatility have intensified demand for liquidity support. In response to calls from the IMFC and the G20, the Fund has identified gaps i...

Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net— Review of the Flexible Credit Line and Precautionary and Liquidity Line, and Proposals for Toolkit Reform—Illustrative Decisions

Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net— Review of the Flexible Credit Line and Precautionary and Liquidity Line, and Proposals for Toolkit Reform—Illustrative Decisions »

Source: Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net-Review of the Flexible Credit Line and Precautionary and Liquidity Line, and Proposals for Toolkit Reform

Volume/Issue: 2017/069

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2017

ISBN: 9781498346139

Keywords: Financial safety nets, Forward commitment capacity, Financial crises, Repurchase obligations, International capital market volatility, PP, FCL, SLS, PLL, access level

protracted global uncertainty combined with frequent episodes of capital flow volatility have intensified demand for liquidity support. In response to calls from the IMFC and the G20, the Fund has identified gaps i...

Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net-Review of the Flexible Credit Line and Precautionary and Liquidity Line, and Proposals for Toolkit Reform

Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net-Review of the Flexible Credit Line and Precautionary and Liquidity Line, and Proposals for Toolkit Reform »

Volume/Issue: 2017/069

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2017

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498346139.007

ISBN: 9781498346139

Keywords: Financial safety nets, Forward commitment capacity, Financial crises, Repurchase obligations, International capital market volatility, PP, FCL, SLS, PLL, access level

protracted global uncertainty combined with frequent episodes of capital flow volatility have intensified demand for liquidity support. In response to calls from the IMFC and the G20, the Fund has identified gaps i...

1. Restoring the Conditions for Strong and Sustainable Growth

1. Restoring the Conditions for Strong and Sustainable Growth »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2017, Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): Céline Allard

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 May 2017

ISBN: 9781475574463

The sub-Saharan African economic outlook remains clouded. Growth slowed sharply in 2016, averaging 1.4 percent, the lowest in two decades. About two-thirds of the countries in the region, together accounting...

Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net

Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net »

Source: Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net

Volume/Issue: 2016/059

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2016

ISBN: 9781498345880

Keywords: Developed countries, Developing countries, Economic integration, Emerging markets, Financial safety nets, Fund role, International financial system, Liquidity, Reserves adequacy, Trade integration

The Global Financial Safety Net (GFSN) is comprised mainly of countries' own reserves and external public sources of insurance and financing. The main external official arrangements are central bank bilateral swap...

Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net

Adequacy of the Global Financial Safety Net »

Volume/Issue: 2016/059

Series: Policy Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498345880.007

ISBN: 9781498345880

Keywords: Developed countries, Developing countries, Economic integration, Emerging markets, Financial safety nets, Fund role, International financial system, Liquidity, Reserves adequacy, Trade integration

The Global Financial Safety Net (GFSN) is comprised mainly of countries' own reserves and external public sources of insurance and financing. The main external official arrangements are central bank bilateral swap...

South Africa
			: Labor Market Dynamics and Inequality

South Africa : Labor Market Dynamics and Inequality »

Volume/Issue: 2016/137

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rahul Anand , Siddharth Kothari , and Naresh Kumar

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 July 2016

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498358934.001

ISBN: 9781498358934

Keywords: Unemployment, South Africa, Labor market transitions, Inequality

This paper analyzes the determinants of high unemployment in South Africa by studying labor market dynamics using individual level panel data from the Quarterly Labor Force Survey. While prior work experience and g...

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...