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Chapter 1. Energy Subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): Stylized Facts

Chapter 1. Energy Subsidies in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): Stylized Facts »

Source: Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Lessons

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Trevor Alleyne , and Mumtaz Hussain

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484366547

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Electric power, Energy sector, Energy taxes, Oil prices, Fiscal reforms, Gasoline prices, Sub-Saharan Africa, Subsidies, electricity

Recent Developments in Fuel Pricing and Fiscal Implications 1 International oil and oil products prices rose sharply in 2003–2012 in tw...

Chapter 3. Lessons Learned from Attempts to Reform Energy Subsidies28

Chapter 3. Lessons Learned from Attempts to Reform Energy Subsidies28 »

Source: Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Lessons

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Trevor Alleyne , and Mumtaz Hussain

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484366547

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Electric power, Energy sector, Energy taxes, Oil prices, Fiscal reforms, Gasoline prices, Sub-Saharan Africa, Subsidies, electricity

Although the economics make a compelling case for subsidy reform, experience shows that political constraints have often prevented or derailed reform. Understanding the political economy behind stalled refor...

Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa
			: Experiences and Lessons

Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Lessons »

Volume: 12

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Trevor Alleyne , and Mumtaz Hussain

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484366547.087

ISBN: 9781484366547

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Electric power, Energy sector, Energy taxes, Oil prices, Fiscal reforms, Gasoline prices, Sub-Saharan Africa, Subsidies, electricity

The reform of energy subsidies is an important but challenging issue for sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. There is a relatively large theoretical and empirical literature on this issue. While this paper relies...

Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences and Lessons

Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa: Experiences and Lessons »

Source: Energy Subsidy Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Lessons

Volume: 13

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Trevor Alleyne , and Mumtaz Hussain

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484366547

Keywords: Cross country analysis, Electric power, Energy sector, Energy taxes, Oil prices, Fiscal reforms, Gasoline prices, Sub-Saharan Africa, Subsidies, electricity

The reform of energy subsidies is an important but challenging issue for sub-Saharan African (SSA) countries. There is a relatively large theoretical and empirical literature on this issue. While this paper relies...

Ghana

Ghana »

Source: Ghana : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Volume/Issue: 2012/203

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475506594

Keywords: human settlements, food security, technology transfer, tourism industry, industrial development

Ghana has pursued several programs to accelerate the growth of the economy. In 1995, the government presented 'Ghana: Vision 2020,' aimed at making Ghana a middle-income country in 25 years. Vision 2020 focused on...

Ghana

Ghana »

Source: Ghana : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Volume II

Volume/Issue: 2012/204

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2012

ISBN: 9781475506600

Keywords: human settlements, water resources, food security, social protection, service delivery

This volume discusses the Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS I) and the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II) that addressed the critical poverty issues in Ghana. GPRS I is a comprehensive policy document p...

Ghana
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Ghana : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2012/203

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475506594.002

ISBN: 9781475506594

Keywords: human settlements, food security, technology transfer, tourism industry, industrial development

Ghana has pursued several programs to accelerate the growth of the economy. In 1995, the government presented 'Ghana: Vision 2020,' aimed at making Ghana a middle-income country in 25 years. Vision 2020 focused on...

Ghana
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Volume II

Ghana : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Volume II »

Volume/Issue: 2012/204

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 July 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475506600.002

ISBN: 9781475506600

Keywords: human settlements, water resources, food security, social protection, service delivery

This volume discusses the Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS I) and the Growth and Poverty Reduction Strategy (GPRS II) that addressed the critical poverty issues in Ghana. GPRS I is a comprehensive policy document p...

Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries

Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Financial Intermediation Costs in Low-Income Countries : The Role of Regulatory, Institutional, and Macroeconomic Factors

Volume/Issue: 2012/140

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Tigran Poghosyan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2012

ISBN: 9781475503937

Keywords: Net Interest Margins, Low Income Countries, Emerging Economies, market concentration, banking, net interest margin, competition, bank entry

We analyze factors driving persistently higher financial intermediation costs in low-income countries (LICs) relative to emerging market (EMs) country comparators. Using the net interest margin as a proxy for finan...