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Investment and Growth Dynamics

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Source: Investment and Growth Dynamics : An Empirical Assessment Applied to Benin

Volume/Issue: 2008/120

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Issouf Samaké

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2008

ISBN: 9781451869804

Keywords: Growth, Structural VECM, Impulse response function (IFR), Variance decomposition (VD), Historical decomposition (HD), financial services, investment rate, international trade,

We investigate the nexus of public and private investment and assess the impact of both types of investment on growth. Using annual data for 1965-2005, we employ a coherent set of structural VAR outputs to model in...

Modeling Macro-Critical Energy Sectors in Low-Income Countries

Modeling Macro-Critical Energy Sectors in Low-Income Countries »

Source: Modeling Macro-Critical Energy Sectors in Low-Income Countries : A General Framework and an Application to Côte d'Ivoire

Volume/Issue: 2008/156

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Holger Fabig

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2008

ISBN: 9781451870145

Keywords: Energy sector modeling, low-income countries, hydrocarbon production, petroleum products, C&;amp;#x00F4;te d&;amp;#x2019;Ivoire, crude oil, gas production, oil and gas,

This paper proposes a general framework for monitoring macro-critical energy sectors in low-income countries, defined as consisting of the three subsectors of crude oil and natural gas production, refinery, and ele...

Technical Assistanceon Tax Policy: A Review

Technical Assistanceon Tax Policy: A Review »

Source: Technical Assistanceon Tax Policy : A Review

Volume/Issue: 1993/65

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1993

ISBN: 9781451848625

Keywords: tax reform, tax systems, consumption taxes, tax reforms

This paper reviews recent experience of technical assistance on tax policy provided by the Fiscal Affairs Department to a selected but diversified group of countries that differ both in their geographical locations...

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...

External Debt Management in Low-Income Countries

External Debt Management in Low-Income Countries »

Source: External Debt Management in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2000/196

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Sheku Bangura , Robert Powell , and Damoni Kitabire

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2000

ISBN: 9781451859959

Keywords: external debt management, HIPCs, low-income countries, debt unit, central bank, Low Income Developing Countries,

Improving debt management capacity in Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs) is a key element of the international community’s strategy for ensuring a robust and sustained exit from unsustainable debt burde...

Harmonization of Domestic Consumption Taxes in Central and Western African Countries

Harmonization of Domestic Consumption Taxes in Central and Western African Countries »

Source: Harmonization of Domestic Consumption Taxes in Central and Western African Countries

Volume/Issue: 2006/8

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Lubin Kobla Doe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2006

ISBN: 9781451862683

Keywords: Harmonization, CEMAC, WAEMU, WAMZ, vat, excise tax, petroleum taxes, tax administration, Other Economic Systems: Performance and Prospects,

This paper examines the reform of the main domestic consumption taxes initiated by the CEMAC and the WAEMU aimed at reinforcing their economic integration. On the whole, compliance with the VAT is relatively weaker...

A Framework to Assess the Effectiveness of IMF Technical Assistance in National Accounts1

A Framework to Assess the Effectiveness of IMF Technical Assistance in National Accounts1 »

Source: A Framework to Assess the Effectiveness of IMF Technical Assistance in National Accounts

Volume/Issue: 2009/269

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gonzalo Pastor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874143

Keywords: National accounts data &;amp;#x0026; methodology, technical assistance effectiveness, technical assistance evaluation, national accounts, national accounts data, country teams, data collection, data sources, Methodology,

This paper analyzes the effectiveness of technical assistance provided by AFRITAC West (AFW) in the area of national accounts using the Fund's Technical Assistance Information Management System (TAIMS). The challen...

Emergence of the Gulf of Guinea in the Global Economy

Emergence of the Gulf of Guinea in the Global Economy »

Source: Emergence of the Gulf of Guinea in the Global Economy : Prospects and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2005/235

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Damian Ondo Mañe

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2005

ISBN: 9781451862546

Keywords: Natural Resource Curse, Fiscal Policies, Institutional Quality, gas, natural gas, gas production, gas flaring, gas sector, Development Planning and Policy, Economywide Country Studies

The Gulf of Guinea's tremendous potential is creating investment opportunities for the region. Some of its resources, such as oil, minerals, and forests, continue to attract significant investments whereas others,...

Investing in Public Investment

Investing in Public Investment »

Source: Investing in Public Investment : An Index of Public Investment Efficiency

Volume/Issue: 2011/37

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Zac Mills , Annette Kyobe , Jim Brumby , Chris Papageorgiou , and Era Dabla-Norris

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2011

ISBN: 9781455217892

Keywords: public investment management, project appraisal, selection, implementation, and evaluation, growth, investment management, budget institutions, investment projects, investment spending

This paper introduces a new index that captures the institutional environment underpinning public investment management across four different stages: project appraisal, selection, implementation, and evaluation. Co...

Relative Price Stability, Creditor Rights, and Financial Deepening

Relative Price Stability, Creditor Rights, and Financial Deepening »

Source: Relative Price Stability, Creditor Rights, and Financial Deepening

Volume/Issue: 2007/139

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pablo Druck , Alexander Plekhanov , and Mario Dehesa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2007

ISBN: 9781451867039

Keywords: Private credit, creditor rights, volatility, relative price, relative price variability, high inflation, price stability,

The paper provides a theoretical and cross-country empirical analysis of the determinants of financial deepening, and finds that higher credit-to-GDP ratios are associated with stronger creditor rights and lower in...