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Fiscal Rules : Coping with Revenue Volatility in Lesotho and Swaziland

Author/Editor: Jiro Honda, Manabu Nose, Cesar Sosa Padilla, Jose L Torres, Murna Morgan, Fernando G Im, Natalia A Koliadina.

Release Date:September, 2017

Over the past decade, Lesotho and Swaziland have faced significant volatility in their fiscal revenues, owing to highly unstable Southern African Customs Union (SACU) receipts. Based on model more...

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Understanding Revenue Administration : Results from the Second Survey of the Revenue Administration Fiscal Information Tool

Author/Editor: Duncan Cleary.

Release Date:June, 2017

This paper presents the results of the second round of the Revenue Administration Fiscal Information Tool (RA-FIT) country survey in an aggregated manner for all respondents and by income group. more...

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A Rebalancing Act for China and Africa : The Effects of Chinas Rebalancing on Sub-Saharan Africas Trade and Growth

Author/Editor: Roger Nord, Wenjie Chen.

Release Date:April, 2017

How does China’s new growth model affect sub-Saharan Africa? To address this question, this paper first looks at the growing ties between China and Africa; attempts to estimate more precisely the more...

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Structural Transformation in Employment and Productivity : What Can Africa Hope For?

Author/Editor: Louise Fox, Alun H Thomas, Cleary Haines.

Release Date:April, 2017

This paper provides the most complete analysis of the structural transformation among low- and low-middle-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to date. more...

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A Work in Progress : Integrating Markets for Goods, Labor, and Capital in the East African Community

Author/Editor: Emre Alper, Wenjie Chen, Jemma Dridi, Herve Joly, Fan Yang.

Release Date:January, 2017

This paper assesses the extent of economic and financial integration among the East African Community (EAC) along a number of dimensions and, where possible, whether integration has increased in the more...

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Taking Stock of Monetary and Exchange Rate Regimes in Emerging Europe

Author/Editor: Nazim Belhocine, Ernesto Crivelli, Nan Geng, Johannes Wiegand.

Release Date:November, 2016

The demands on monetary and exchange rate regimes in CESEE have evolved, in line with the region’s development. In the 1990s, the immediate challenge was to rein in excessive inflation following more...

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Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa : Promoting Inclusive and Sustainable Growth

Author/Editor: Montfort Mlachila, Ahmat Jidoud, Monique Newiak, Bozena Radzewicz-Bak, Misa Takebe.

Release Date:September, 2016

Financial Development in Sub-Saharan Africa more...

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China's Changing Trade and the Implications for the CLMV

Author/Editor: Koshy Mathai, Geoff Gottlieb, Gee Hee Hong, Sung Eun Jung, Jochen M Schmittmann, Jiangyan Yu.

Release Date:September, 2016

China’s trade patterns are evolving. While it started in light manufacturing and the assembly of more sophisticated products as part of global supply chains, China is now moving up the value chain, more...

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Cyclical Behavior of Fiscal Policy among Sub-Saharan African Countries

Author/Editor: Tetsuya Konuki, Mauricio Villafuerte.

Release Date:August, 2016

Excessively procyclical fiscal policy can be harmful. This paper investigates to what extent the fiscal policies of sub-Saharan African countries were procyclical in recent years and the reasons for more...

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Learning to Live with Cheaper Oil : Policy Adjustment in MENA and CCA Oil-Exporting Countries

Author/Editor: Martin Sommer, Allan Auclair, Armand Fouejieu, Inutu Lukonga, Saad Quayyum, Amir Sadeghi, Gazi Shbaikat, Andrew Tiffin, Bruno Versailles.

Release Date:June, 2016

This paper discusses the challenges posed by low oil prices in the MENA and CCA regions, the adjustment policies adopted so far, and remaining adjustment needs and future risks. more...

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