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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...

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...

Revisiting the Concept of Dollarization
			: The Global Financial Crisis and Dollarization in Low-Income Countries

Revisiting the Concept of Dollarization : The Global Financial Crisis and Dollarization in Low-Income Countries »

Volume/Issue: 2015/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nkunde Mwase , and Francis Kumah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484366912.001

ISBN: 9781484366912

Keywords: deposit dollarization, GMM, impulse response, flight to quality, currency, deposit, exchange rate, deposits, foreign currency, Models with Panel Data

The economic literature has examined deposit dollarization in nominal terms, typically focusing on the ratio of foreign currency deposits to broad money. However, while private agent demand for foreign currency may...

Monetary Policy in Low Income Countries in the Face of the Global Crisis
			: The Case of Zambia

Monetary Policy in Low Income Countries in the Face of the Global Crisis : The Case of Zambia »

Volume/Issue: 2012/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaromir Benes , Andrew Berg , Rafael Portillo , Mai Dao , and Alfredo Baldini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475502848.001

ISBN: 9781475502848

Keywords: Global Financial Crisis, Low-Income Countries, inflation, terms of trade, aggregate demand, money growth, International Finance Forecasting and Simulation,

We develop a DSGE model with a banking sector to analyze the impact of the financial crisis on Zambia and the role of the monetary policy response. We view the crisis as a combination of three related shocks: a wor...

Monetary Policy in Low Income Countries in the Face of the Global Crisis

Monetary Policy in Low Income Countries in the Face of the Global Crisis »

Source: Monetary Policy in Low Income Countries in the Face of the Global Crisis : The Case of Zambia

Volume/Issue: 2012/94

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jaromir Benes , Andrew Berg , Rafael Portillo , Mai Dao , and Alfredo Baldini

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2012

ISBN: 9781475502848

Keywords: Global Financial Crisis, Low-Income Countries, inflation, terms of trade, aggregate demand, money growth, International Finance Forecasting and Simulation,

We develop a DSGE model with a banking sector to analyze the impact of the financial crisis on Zambia and the role of the monetary policy response. We view the crisis as a combination of three related shocks: a wor...

Zambia
			: 2009 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria:  Staff Report; Staff Supplement:  Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Zambia

Zambia : 2009 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria: Staff Report; Staff Supplement: Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Zambia »

Volume/Issue: 2010/17

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 January 2010

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451841374.002

ISBN: 9781451841374

Keywords: debt, budget, external debt, interest, debt service

This 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights that the Zambian economy has performed well in recent years and showed some resilience to the recent global recession. Growth in 2009 is now projected at 5.3 percent, in...

Zambia
			: First and Second Reviews of the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Augmentation of Access:  Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director of Zambia

Zambia : First and Second Reviews of the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Augmentation of Access: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director of Zambia »

Volume/Issue: 2009/188

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451841367.002

ISBN: 9781451841367

Keywords: debt, budget, deficit, budget support

Zambia's nonperforming loans are expected to increase and banks have become more cautious in their lending. The staff report for the Zambia's first and second reviews of the Three-Year Arrangement under the Poverty...

Zambia: First and Second Review of the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Augmentation of Access—Informational Annex

Zambia: First and Second Review of the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Augmentation of Access—Informational Annex »

Source: Zambia : First and Second Reviews of the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Augmentation of Access: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director of Zambia

Volume/Issue: 2009/188

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 June 2009

ISBN: 9781451841367

Keywords: debt, budget, deficit, budget support

Zambia's nonperforming loans are expected to increase and banks have become more cautious in their lending. The staff report for the Zambia's first and second reviews of the Three-Year Arrangement under the Poverty...

Zambia
			: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility:  Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Zambia

Zambia : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Zambia »

Volume/Issue: 2008/187

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 June 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451841350.002

ISBN: 9781451841350

Keywords: debt, budget, financial sector, public sector, public expenditure

The fiscal stance has been more expansionary in 2008, but there should be no need for net domestic financing. The new fiscal regime for mining increases the average effective tax rate from a level that was signific...