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Policies for African Development
			: From the 1980s to the 1990s

Policies for African Development : From the 1980s to the 1990s »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 1992

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557752321.071

ISBN: 9781557752321

Keywords: debt, debt relief, payments, debt service

Despite economic hardships during the past 20 years, Africa has recently enjoyed positive real economic growth, transformed its economic structures and systems, and improved living standards. Much of this owes to t...

Le FMI et l'aide à l'Afrique subsaharienne

Le FMI et l'aide à l'Afrique subsaharienne »

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Independent Evaluation Office

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 July 2007

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589066595.017

ISBN: 9781589066595

Keywords: expenditures, debt, expenditure, current account, public expenditure, fiscal deficit, survey, inflation, payments, interest

In the context of continuing debate about the role of the IMF in aid to low-income countries, the IEO evaluated what, and how well, the IMF has done regarding aid to sub-Saharan Africa. This report focuses on IMF p...

A View from Africa

A View from Africa »

Source: Policies for African Development : From the 1980s to the 1990s

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 1992

ISBN: 9781557752321

Keywords: debt, debt relief, payments, debt service

Economic distortions affecting the balance of payments in the late 1970s, particularly the sharp shift in the terms of trade, spurred an increasing number of African countries to undertake both stabilization...

Estimating the Cost of Financing African Development in the 1990s

Estimating the Cost of Financing African Development in the 1990s »

Source: Policies for African Development : From the 1980s to the 1990s

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 1992

ISBN: 9781557752321

Keywords: debt, debt relief, payments, debt service

This paper discusses the magnitude of external resources that sub-Saharan Africa may require during the 1990s. 1 There can be no firm projections because requirements are affected...

A View from the UN Economic Commission for Africa

A View from the UN Economic Commission for Africa »

Source: Policies for African Development : From the 1980s to the 1990s

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 1992

ISBN: 9781557752321

Keywords: debt, debt relief, payments, debt service

In this reflection on the financing of growth and development in Africa, an attempt has been made to underscore the fundamental problems facing African countries in financing economic recovery and developmen...

Discussants

Discussants »

Source: Policies for African Development : From the 1980s to the 1990s

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 1992

ISBN: 9781557752321

Keywords: debt, debt relief, payments, debt service

Resource Gaps and Financing for Growth in Africa Benno J. Ndulu* Sustained growth is associated with an economic structure that can respond flexibly to exoge...

Just How Important Is Finance for African Development?

Just How Important Is Finance for African Development? »

Source: Policies for African Development : From the 1980s to the 1990s

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 1992

ISBN: 9781557752321

Keywords: debt, debt relief, payments, debt service

Evidence for the Unimportance of Finance The paper by the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) presents an overtly gloomy view of Africa’s economic prospects, seeing difficulties on...

Structural Adjustment Program: Lesotho’ s Experience in a Nutshell

Structural Adjustment Program: Lesotho’ s Experience in a Nutshell »

Source: Policies for African Development : From the 1980s to the 1990s

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 1992

ISBN: 9781557752321

Keywords: debt, debt relief, payments, debt service

In 1988/89 the Government of Lesotho found it appropriate to engage in a Structural adjustment program in partnership with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group. A three-year program...

A View from UNCTAD

A View from UNCTAD »

Source: Policies for African Development : From the 1980s to the 1990s

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 1992

ISBN: 9781557752321

Keywords: debt, debt relief, payments, debt service

Exports account for nearly one third of gross domestic product (GDP) in Africa. Obviously, such a regional figure masks substantial differences among countries in the region but is an important index of exte...

A View from Africa

A View from Africa »

Source: Policies for African Development : From the 1980s to the 1990s

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 December 1992

ISBN: 9781557752321

Keywords: debt, debt relief, payments, debt service

The topic on which I have been invited to comment combines three development issues of great complexity, namely, trade, investment, and growth. Theoretical Tenets Trade, tha...