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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.

1. A Synchronized Global Upturn and the Outlook for the United States and Canada

1. A Synchronized Global Upturn and the Outlook for the United States and Canada »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Western Hemisphere Department : Seizing the Momentum

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484339879

The world economy and global trade are experiencing a broad-based cyclical upswing. Since October 2017, global growth outcomes and the outlook for 2018–19 have improved across all regions, reinf...

5. Poverty and Inequality in Latin America: Gains during the Commodity Boom but an Uncertain Outlook

5. Poverty and Inequality in Latin America: Gains during the Commodity Boom but an Uncertain Outlook »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2018, Western Hemisphere Department : Seizing the Momentum

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 May 2018

ISBN: 9781484339879

Latin America has made impressive progress in reducing inequality and poverty since the turn of the century, although it remains the most unequal region in the world. The declines in inequality...

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...

3. Financial Development And Sustainable Growth

3. Financial Development And Sustainable Growth »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2016, Sub-Saharan Africa : Time for a Policy Reset

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 May 2016

ISBN: 9781498388139

Keywords: Commodity price fluctuations, Terms of trade, financial development, commodity, exchange, debt, exchange rate

Financial development is important for promoting strong and stable economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa. It entails the wider use of existing financial instruments as well as the creation and adoption of ne...

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...

3. Global Value Chains: Where Are You? The Missing Link in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Trade Integration

3. Global Value Chains: Where Are You? The Missing Link in Sub-Saharan Africa’s Trade Integration »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2015, Sub-Saharan Africa : Navigating Headwinds

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 April 2015

ISBN: 9781498329842

Keywords: trade, income, exchange, prices, gdp

This chapter reviews the extent and strength of integration of sub-Saharan Africa into the global economy, with a special focus on trade and participation in global value chains. It evaluates ho...

2. Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth

2. Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014, Sub-Saharan Africa : Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484342886

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, exchange rate pegs, central bank

Introduction Over the last 20 or so years, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have enjoyed robust and sustained economic growth. Sound economic policies, stronger institutions, and...

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...

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014, Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth

Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014, Sub-Saharan Africa : Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth »

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484342886.086

ISBN: 9781484342886

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, exchange rate pegs, central bank

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...

1. Sustaining Growth Amid Shifting Global Forces

1. Sustaining Growth Amid Shifting Global Forces »

Source: Regional Economic Outlook, April 2014, Sub-Saharan Africa : Fostering Durable and Inclusive Growth

Series: Regional Economic Outlook

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 April 2014

ISBN: 9781484342886

Keywords: inflation, exchange rate, exchange rate pegs, central bank

Introduction and Summary Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa remains robust and is expected to pick up in 2014. After expanding by 4.9 percent in 2013, output looks...