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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...

Inclusive Growth, Institutions, and the Underground Economy

Inclusive Growth, Institutions, and the Underground Economy »

Volume/Issue: 2012/47

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Adil Mohommad , Anoop Singh , and Sonali Jain-Chandra

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781463937089.001

ISBN: 9781463937089

Keywords: institutions, law, property rights, regulatory burden, institutional development, income tax rate, Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity: General,

Worldwide protests against the perceived lack of economic opportunity and failure of governance have refocused attention on the need for inclusive growth and strong institutions. In developing countries, large info...

The Gambia
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Progress Report

The Gambia : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Progress Report »

Volume/Issue: 2011/27

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 January 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455213856.002

ISBN: 9781455213856

Keywords: teachers, teacher training, teaching, formal education, Gambia,

The Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) describes The Gambia's macroeconomic, structural, and social policies in support of growth and poverty reduction, external financing needs, and major sources of financing...

The Gambia
			: Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion:  Staff Report; and Press Release

The Gambia : Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion: Staff Report; and Press Release »

Volume/Issue: 2009/268

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 August 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451815672.002

ISBN: 9781451815672

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, domestic debt, central bank

This paper discusses key findings of the Fifth Review under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) for The Gambia. The Gambia's external debt position has worsened recently. The global economic crisis is...

The Gambia
			: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, Augmentation of Access, and Modification of Performance Criteria:  Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for The Gambia

The Gambia : Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, Augmentation of Access, and Modification of Performance Criteria: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for The Gambia »

Volume/Issue: 2009/92

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 March 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451815665.002

ISBN: 9781451815665

Keywords: debt, interest, budget, revenues

This paper presents key findings of the Fourth Review for the Gambia under the three-year arrangement under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF). The Gambia remains at high risk of debt distress. Overal...

The Gambia
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper:  Annual Progress Report

The Gambia : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Annual Progress Report »

Volume/Issue: 2009/75

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451815641.002

ISBN: 9781451815641

Keywords: hiv/aids, hiv, service delivery, civic education, pregnant women

The paper presents the Annual Progress report on The Gambia's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper. This has enabled the government to substantially reduce the stock of domestic arrears that have been due to contractor...

The Gambia
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper:  Annual Progress Report:  Joint Staff Advisory Note

The Gambia : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Annual Progress Report: Joint Staff Advisory Note »

Volume/Issue: 2009/76

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451815658.002

ISBN: 9781451815658

Keywords: expenditures, expenditure, expenditure management, public expenditure

This Joint Staff Advisory Note discusses the Annual Progress report of The Gambia's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper. Macroeconomic performance has been strong, exemplified by robust growth and relatively low infla...

The Gambia
			: 2008 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver 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 The Gambia

The Gambia : 2008 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver 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 The Gambia »

Volume/Issue: 2008/324

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 October 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451815627.002

ISBN: 9781451815627

Keywords: debt, interest, debt relief, budget, balance of payments, Gambia,

The Gambia's 2008 Article IV Consultation and Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility are discussed. A sharp appreciation of the dalasi in 2007 has mitigated the impact of increases in world fo...

The Gambia
			: Addendum to the Joint Staff Advisory Note on the Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

The Gambia : Addendum to the Joint Staff Advisory Note on the Second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2008/110

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451815610.002

ISBN: 9781451815610

Keywords: pro-poor growth, reduction strategy, civil society organizations, poverty reduction strategy

The Gambian authorities produced two Annual Progress Reports (APRs) covering implementation of the first Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) during 2002-03 and 2004, respectively. This addendum is organized aro...

The Gambia
			: Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance Criteria:  Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for The Gambia

The Gambia : Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance Criteria: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for The Gambia »

Volume/Issue: 2008/38

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 February 2008

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451815597.002

ISBN: 9781451815597

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, domestic debt, Letter of Intent, Staff Report,

The Czech Republic's strong fundamentals helped to sustain economic growth with low unemployment and underpin strides toward convergence with EU-15. Executive Directors welcomed the euro accession strategy and the...