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7 Political Instability and Growth in the Central African Republic, a Neighbor of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

7 Political Instability and Growth in the Central African Republic, a Neighbor of the Democratic Republic of the Congo »

Source: Postconflict Economics in Sub-Saharan Africa, Lessons from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Series: Books

Author(s): Jean Clément

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 2005

ISBN: 9781589062528

Keywords: civil war, civil wars, military, political instability, real gdp

Section I. Introduction The Central African Republic (C.A.R.), a landlocked nation about the size of France, is one of the poorest countries in the world. It ranked 168th out of 175...

4 The Economics of Civil War in Sub-Saharan Africa

4 The Economics of Civil War in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Postconflict Economics in Sub-Saharan Africa, Lessons from the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Series: Books

Author(s): Jean Clément

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 February 2005

ISBN: 9781589062528

Keywords: civil war, civil wars, military, political instability, real gdp

Section I. Introduction We have always maintained that the conflict in Sierra Leone is not about ideological, tribal or regional differences. It has nothing to do wit...

7 What Next for African Parastatal Enterprises?

7 What Next for African Parastatal Enterprises? »

Source: Deepening Structural Reform in Africa : Lessons from East Asia

Series: Books

Author(s): Laura Wallace

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 1997

ISBN: 9781557756343

Keywords: structural adjustment, foreign exchange, banking, privatization, central bank

In contrast to the rest of the world, where the economic and financial weight of parastatal corporations is declining, parastatals in Africa still account for a large amount of economic activity (as measured...

General Discussion

General Discussion »

Source: Deepening Structural Reform in Africa : Lessons from East Asia

Series: Books

Author(s): Laura Wallace

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 1997

ISBN: 9781557756343

Keywords: structural adjustment, foreign exchange, banking, privatization, central bank

Getting the Private Sector to Respond David Cole opened the discussion by noting that Jacob Mwanza’s paper about the difficulties that Zambia had encountered over the...

14 Tour de Table

14 Tour de Table »

Source: Deepening Structural Reform in Africa : Lessons from East Asia

Series: Books

Author(s): Laura Wallace

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 1997

ISBN: 9781557756343

Keywords: structural adjustment, foreign exchange, banking, privatization, central bank

In the final tour de table, several key themes emerged. Culture On the question of culture, Jacob Mwanza of Zambia observed that the seminar had opened a window of opportuni...

14 Tax Revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa: Effects of Economic Policies and Corruption

14 Tax Revenue in Sub-Saharan Africa: Effects of Economic Policies and Corruption »

Source: Governance, Corruption, and Economic Performance

Series: Books

Author(s): Sanjeev Gupta , and George Abed

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 September 2002

ISBN: 9781589061163

Keywords: decentralization, military spending, military, tax revenue, government expenditure

I. Introduction Large fiscal deficits have been a daunting problem for a number of countries in sub-Saharan Africa over the past several years. Rapid expansions in expenditure and de...

4 Strengthening Revenue Mobilization Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa

4 Strengthening Revenue Mobilization Efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: Deepening Structural Reform in Africa : Lessons from East Asia

Series: Books

Author(s): Laura Wallace

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 1997

ISBN: 9781557756343

Keywords: structural adjustment, foreign exchange, banking, privatization, central bank

It is well recognized that an adequate noninflationary revenue mobilization effort is critical for the financing of a government’s necessary social and economic expenditure obligations. Unfortunately, in sub...

Overview

Overview »

Source: Deepening Structural Reform in Africa : Lessons from East Asia

Series: Books

Author(s): Laura Wallace

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 May 1997

ISBN: 9781557756343

Keywords: structural adjustment, foreign exchange, banking, privatization, central bank

As africa looks for ways to deepen and accelerate the economic reform process, the lessons of the East Asian miracle, of course, come to mind. That is why on May 13–14, 1996, African and Asian officials and...

Comments

Comments »

Source: Africa : Adjustment to the Challenges of Globalization

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 January 1999

ISBN: 9781557758293

Keywords: banking, expenditure, trade liberalization, civil service, banking system

Vina-Seeburn Dabeesingh Many African countries have embarked on broad-based reforms to attract foreign investment, but investors are not responding. What is the problem? Harris Mule...

7 Strengthening Global Checks and Balances

7 Strengthening Global Checks and Balances »

Source: Global Monitoring Report, 2006 : Strengthening Mutual Accountability: Aid, Trade, and Governance

Series: Other Official Rpts and Docs

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 May 2006

ISBN: 9780821364772

Keywords: debt, anticorruption, budget management, primary education

The worldwide scale of embezzled funds and corruption proceeds is difficult to judge. One estimate puts it at a staggering $1 trillion a year (Kaufmann 2005). Nigeria’s President Abacha embezzled between $2...