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Appendix: Summaries of Country Studies*

Appendix: Summaries of Country Studies* »

Source: Enhancing Development Assistance to Africa : Lessons from Scaling-Up Scenarios

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Matthew Gaertner , Laure Redifer , Pedro Conceição , Rafael Portillo , Luis-Felipe Zanna , Jan Gottschalk , Andrew Berg , Ayodele Odusola , Brett House , and José Saúl Lizondo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2012

ISBN: 9781616352370

Keywords: Official development assistance, Sub-Saharan Africa, exchange rate, public investment, real exchange rate, exchange rate appreciation, real exchange rate appreciation

Benin Meeting the Gleneagles commitment for Benin would require a moderate scaling up of aid by approximately 2 percent of GDP over the next few years. Aid inflows were 5.9 percent o...

Chapter 4 The Macroeonomic Impact of Scaling Up Aid

Chapter 4 The Macroeonomic Impact of Scaling Up Aid »

Source: Enhancing Development Assistance to Africa : Lessons from Scaling-Up Scenarios

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Matthew Gaertner , Laure Redifer , Pedro Conceição , Rafael Portillo , Luis-Felipe Zanna , Jan Gottschalk , Andrew Berg , Ayodele Odusola , Brett House , and José Saúl Lizondo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2012

ISBN: 9781616352370

Keywords: Official development assistance, Sub-Saharan Africa, exchange rate, public investment, real exchange rate, exchange rate appreciation, real exchange rate appreciation

A few questions stand out when examining the macroeconomic impacts of scaled-up aid. The first is overarching: can aid-financed public investment lead to higher growth? The question...

What Caused Sub-Saharan Africa’s Marginalization in World Trade?

What Caused Sub-Saharan Africa’s Marginalization in World Trade? »

Source: Finance & Development, December 1996

Volume/Issue: 33/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1996

ISBN: 9781451951899

Keywords: environmentally sustainable development, environment, sustainable development, rural development

For the latest thinking about the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical issues, subscribe to Finance & Development (F&D). This lively quarterly...

Regional Trade Arrangements in Africa

Regional Trade Arrangements in Africa »

Source: Regional Trade Arrangements in Africa : Past Performance and the Way Forward

Volume/Issue: 2005/36

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yongzheng Yang , and Sanjeev Gupta

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2005

ISBN: 9781451860559

Keywords: Regional Trade Arrangements, regional integration, regional trade, trade liberalization, intraregional trade, Simulation Methods, Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance: Forecasting and Simulation,

Regional trade arrangements (RTAs) in Africa have been ineffective in promoting trade and foreign direct investment. Relatively high external trade barriers and low resource complementarity between member countries...

Technical Cooperation within the Third World

Technical Cooperation within the Third World »

Source: Finance & Development, December 1972

Volume/Issue: 9/4

Series: Finance & Development

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 1972

ISBN: 9781616353100

Keywords: pollution, population growth, population problem, demographers, world population

This paper describes what the limits to growth are. The paper highlights that many critical variables in global society-particularly population and industrial production-have been growing at a constant percentage r...

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Opportunities and Challenges

The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Opportunities and Challenges »

Source: The New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD) Opportunities and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2003/69

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Saleh Nsouli , and Norbert Funke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451849080

Keywords: NEPAD, Integration, fdi, macroeconomic stability, foreign direct investment, direct investment, market access, Economic Development: General, Economywide Country Studies: Africa,

This paper reviews major issues involved in achieving the objectives of the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD). Using a simple framework for evaluation, the analysis highlights considerations relevant...

SEYCHELLES Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review, and Modification of Performance Criteria—Informational Annex

SEYCHELLES Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Financing Assurances Review, and Modification of Performance Criteria—Informational Annex »

Source: Seychelles : Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurance Review: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Seychelles

Volume/Issue: 2009/208

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 July 2009

ISBN: 9781451836257

Keywords: debt, interest, external debt, interest rate, public sector

This paper presents key findings of the Second Review for Seychelles under the Stand-By Arrangement. The program is on track, and macroeconomic stabilization has advanced rapidly. The authorities are implementing t...

Foreign Direct Investment in Africa-Some Case Studies

Foreign Direct Investment in Africa-Some Case Studies »

Source: Foreign Direct Investment in Africa-Some Case Studies

Volume/Issue: 2002/61

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Anupam Basu , and Krishna Srinivasan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2002

ISBN: 9781451848182

Keywords: stability, fdi, foreign investment, investors, foreign investors, direct investment,

This paper reviews the experiences of a few countries in Sub-Saharan Africa that have succeeded in attracting fairly large amounts of foreign investment. The review indicates that sustained efforts to promote polit...

Republic of Congo: Staff–Monitored Program—Informational Annex

Republic of Congo: Staff–Monitored Program—Informational Annex »

Source: Republic of Congo : Staff-Monitored Program

Volume/Issue: 2008/173

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 June 2008

ISBN: 9781451808674

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

Social and political stability has improved in Congo, but the security situation is fragile. Executive Directors welcomed the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP), which was designed to safeguard fiscal and external stabi...

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Selected Issues

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Selected Issues »

Source: Eastern Caribbean Currency Union : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2003/88

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 March 2003

ISBN: 9781451811643

Keywords: tourist, tourism organization, cruise passenger, tourist arrivals, tourism receipts

This Selected Issues paper analyzes the competitive threats to the tourism sector in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). The paper concludes that the ECCU countries have lost competitiveness globally and v...