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Benin: 2006 Article IV Consultation, First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria

Benin: 2006 Article IV Consultation, First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria »

Source: Benin : 2006 Article IV Consultation, First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria

Volume/Issue: 2007/6

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 January 2007

ISBN: 9781451803488

Keywords: external debt, debt service, debt relief, current account, balance of payments

This 2006 Article IV Consultation highlights that economic performance of Benin has been relatively subdued since 2003 after a decade of high growth. Slow economic growth has reflected limited progress in addressin...

Benin: Fifth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria

Benin: Fifth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria »

Source: Benin : Fifth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria

Volume/Issue: 2003/322

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 October 2003

ISBN: 9781451803440

Keywords: debt, budget, deficit, external debt, interest

Following satisfactory economic and financial performance under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility-supported program, performance was mixed. Benin should pursue a prudent debt-management policy with the supp...

Benin: Fourth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Benin: Fourth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility »

Source: Benin : Fourth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Volume/Issue: 2003/120

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451803433

Keywords: debt, budget, deficit, debt service, interest

This paper assesses Benin's Fourth Review Under The Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF). Macroeconomic performance remained broadly in line with the objectives of the PRGF-supported program in 2002. All pe...

Benin: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Benin: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility »

Source: Benin : Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Volume/Issue: 2005/288

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451803464

Keywords: debt, budget, deficit, interest, external debt

The staff report for the Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility highlights Benin's economic developments and progress in structural reforms. Benin experienced a decade...

Benin: Sixth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Benin: Sixth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility »

Source: Benin : Sixth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

Volume/Issue: 2004/118

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 2004

ISBN: 9781451803372

Keywords: debt, budget, external debt, debt relief, interest

This report reviews developments in Benin during 2003 in the context of the Sixth and Final Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangement. The report sets forth the policies and measures...

Benin: Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Requests for an Extension of the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement and for an Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

Benin: Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Requests for an Extension of the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement and for an Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries »

Source: Benin : Staff Report for the 2002 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Requests for an Extension of the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement and for an Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

Volume/Issue: 2002/158

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 August 2002

ISBN: 9781451803358

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, deficit, balance of payments

This paper assesses Benin's 2002 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF), and Requests for an Extension of the PRGF Arrangement and for an Additional Interim Ass...

Benin: Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Informational Annex

Benin: Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Informational Annex »

Source: Benin : Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion, and Request for Extension of the Arrangement: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin

Volume/Issue: 2008/19

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 January 2008

ISBN: 9781451803518

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, external debt, deficit

Benin showed good macroeconomic performance under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) program. Executive Directors agreed that strong revenue performance helped to underpin improvement in public financ...

Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth »

Source: Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Volume: 16

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Montfort Mlachila , Ahmat Jidoud , Monique Newiak , Bozena Radzewicz-Bak , and Misa Takebe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2016

ISBN: 9781475532401

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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...

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...