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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...

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...

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...

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...