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Boom, Bust, or Prosperity? Managing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Natural Resource Wealth

Boom, Bust, or Prosperity? Managing Sub-Saharan Africa’s Natural Resource Wealth »

Source: Boom, Bust, or Prosperity? Managing Sub-Saharan Africa's Natural Resource Wealth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren , Alun Thomas , and Robert York

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484369326

Keywords: Natural resources, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sustainability, Public investment, Tax revenues, Transparency, Tax administration, Sub-Saharan Africa, natural resource, extractive industries

Sizeable natural resource endowments and potentially large financial inflows from their extraction provide an unparalleled opportunity for economic growth and development in a growing number of sub-Saharan African...

From Ambition to Execution

From Ambition to Execution »

Source: From Ambition to Execution : Policies in Support of Sustainable Development Goals

Volume/Issue: 2015/18

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio , Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu , Catherine Pattillo , Adrian Peralta-Alva , Andrea Presbitero , Baoping Shang , Genevieve Verdier , Marie-Therese Camilleri , Kazuaki Washimi , Lisa Kolovich , Monique Newiak , Martin Cihak , Inci Otker , Luis-Felipe Zanna , and Carol Baker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513573304

Keywords: Inclusive growth, Income inequality, Gender, Environmental sustainability, Sustainable development, Fiscal policy, Developing countries, sustainable development goals, growth, structural transformation

The formal launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) sets the global development agenda through 2030, placing significant emphasis on promoting social and environmental sustainability alongside economic gr...

Petroleum Product Subsidies

Petroleum Product Subsidies »

Source: Petroleum Product Subsidies : Costly, Inequitable, and On the Rise

Volume/Issue: 2010/05

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): John Piotrowski , David Coady , Justin Tyson , Rolando Ossowski , Robert Gillingham , and Shamsuddin Tareq

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2010

ISBN: 9781455239108

Keywords: Commodity price fluctuations, Oil exporting countries, Oil product prices, Oil subsidies, Price stabilization, Fiscal reforms, Governance, Taxes, Subsidies, Petroleum products

Petroleum product subsidies have again started to increase with the rebound in international prices. This note reviews recent developments in subsidy levels and argues that reforming the policy framework for settin...

Chapter 5. Persistent Surpluses and Accumulation of Assets

Chapter 5. Persistent Surpluses and Accumulation of Assets »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

Background Discussion We have presented the rationale for saving at least some of the current oil revenue. The question remains whether savings should be used for (1) repayment of ex...

Chapter 2. Is There a Resource Curse in Sub-Saharan Africa?

Chapter 2. Is There a Resource Curse in Sub-Saharan Africa? »

Source: Boom, Bust, or Prosperity? Managing Sub-Saharan Africa's Natural Resource Wealth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren , Alun Thomas , and Robert York

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484369326

Keywords: Natural resources, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sustainability, Public investment, Tax revenues, Transparency, Tax administration, Sub-Saharan Africa, natural resource, extractive industries

With both a long history of natural resource extraction in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and—until recently—relatively poor economic performance, it is fair to ask if the region has suff...

Chapter 3. Macroeconomic Policy Challenges

Chapter 3. Macroeconomic Policy Challenges »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

A. Background Discussion Macroeconomic policy in oil countries faces challenges arising from three characteristics of oil revenue: (1) oil revenue is more volatile than revenue from...

Chapter 6. Exchange Rate Regimes and Competitiveness

Chapter 6. Exchange Rate Regimes and Competitiveness »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

Background Discussion Oil-exporting countries have used a variety of exchange rate arrangements, as shown in Figure 9. At the end of 2001, about 18 of the 29 oil-producing IMF member...

Chapter 8. Transparency Requirements

Chapter 8. Transparency Requirements »

Source: Lifting the Oil Curse : Improving Petroleum Revenue Management in Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: IMF Special Issues

Author(s): Harinder Malothra , Milan Cuc , Ulrich Bartsch , and Menachem Katz

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 January 2004

ISBN: 9781589063174

Keywords: fiscal policy, oil sector, oil companies, exchange rate, oil prices

Background Discussion Transparency and accountability in oil sector operations are necessary to improve governance in oil-producing countries. The same transparency and accountabilit...

Chapter 7. Safeguarding the Public Interest

Chapter 7. Safeguarding the Public Interest »

Source: Boom, Bust, or Prosperity? Managing Sub-Saharan Africa's Natural Resource Wealth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren , Alun Thomas , and Robert York

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484369326

Keywords: Natural resources, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sustainability, Public investment, Tax revenues, Transparency, Tax administration, Sub-Saharan Africa, natural resource, extractive industries

Good governance is critical to ensuring that the state gets a fair financial return from the exploitation of its natural resources and that resource revenue is effectively and fairly used. Although the effec...

Chapter 3. Macroeconomic Policy Challenges

Chapter 3. Macroeconomic Policy Challenges »

Source: Boom, Bust, or Prosperity? Managing Sub-Saharan Africa's Natural Resource Wealth

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Charlotte Lundgren , Alun Thomas , and Robert York

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 27 August 2013

ISBN: 9781484369326

Keywords: Natural resources, Fiscal policy, Fiscal sustainability, Public investment, Tax revenues, Transparency, Tax administration, Sub-Saharan Africa, natural resource, extractive industries

A key economic policy challenge for resource-rich economies is to create a business climate conducive to the transformation of natural resource wealth into real, financial, and other assets, supporting susta...