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Central African Republic: Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance and Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review

Central African Republic: Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance and Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review »

Source: Central African Republic : Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance and Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Central African Republic.

Volume/Issue: 2010/21

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 January 2010

ISBN: 9781451806779

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, domestic revenue, revenues

This 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights that the Central African Republic has recorded the modest economic growth since the end of the internal conflict in 2003, recovering from decades of decline in living st...

Central African Republic

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Source: Central African Republic : Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance and Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Central African Republic.

Volume/Issue: 2010/21

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 January 2010

ISBN: 9781451806779

Keywords: debt, budget, interest, domestic revenue, revenues

This 2009 Article IV Consultation highlights that the Central African Republic has recorded the modest economic growth since the end of the internal conflict in 2003, recovering from decades of decline in living st...

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

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

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

The pace of progress toward achievement of the Millenium Development Goals (MDG) in many sub-Saharan African countries remains too slow to reach targets by 2015, despite significant progress in the late 1990s. The...

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...

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...

Financial Deepening, Property Rights and Poverty

Financial Deepening, Property Rights and Poverty »

Source: Financial Deepening, Property Rights and Poverty : Evidence From Sub-Saharan Africa

Volume/Issue: 2011/196

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yifei Huang , and Raju Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462305230

Keywords: financial development, property rights, dependent variable, gini coefficient, descriptive statistics, Macroeconomic Analyses of Economic Development, Financial Economics: General,

Recent studies on the relationship between financial development and poverty have been inconclusive. Some claim that, by allowing more entrepreneurs to obtain financing, financial development improves the allocatio...

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 3 The Scaling-Up Scenarios: Sectoral and Micro Analysis

Chapter 3 The Scaling-Up Scenarios: Sectoral and Micro Analysis »

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

Human development indicators across the 10 pilot countries show an urgent need to enhance development efforts. All 10 countries were grouped within the low human development status...

The Acting Chair’s Summing Up Independent Evaluation Office—The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

The Acting Chair’s Summing Up Independent Evaluation Office—The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066359

Keywords: expenditures, debt, expenditure, current account, public expenditure

Executive Directors welcomed the evaluation by the Independent Evaluation Office of the IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa, which they regarded as especially timely in view of its relevance for the planned Bo...

Statement by the Managing Director on the Independent Evaluation Office Report on the IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

Statement by the Managing Director on the Independent Evaluation Office Report on the IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa »

Source: The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa

Series: Independent Evaluation Office Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 2007

ISBN: 9781589066359

Keywords: expenditures, debt, expenditure, current account, public expenditure

We welcome the IEO report on the IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) as an important contribution to making the Fund’s engagement with low-income countries more effective. The report’s candid assessments...