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Toward New Horizons : Arab Economic Transformation amid Political Transition

Author/Editor: Harald Finger, Daniela Gressani.

Release Date: April, 2014

Price: $25.00

The changing political landscape in the Arab world has created opportunities for economic transformation by tackling long-standing economic issues. Nevertheless, three years after the onset of more...



Africa's Rising Exposure to China: How Large Are Spillovers Through Trade?

Author/Editor: Paulo Drummond, Estelle X Liu.

Release Date: December, 2013

Price: $18.00

The rapid growth in China’s domestic investment in recent decades has generated a large appetite for global goods, including from sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). This paper estimates the impact of more...



Natural Resources, Volatility, and Inclusive Growth: Perspectives from the Middle East and North Africa

Author/Editor: Rabah Arezki, Mustapha K. Nabli.

Release Date: May, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper takes stock of the economic performance of resource rich countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) over the past forty years. While those countries have maintained high levels more...



Tracking Short-Term Dynamics of Economic Activity in Low-Income Countries in the Absence of High-Frequency GDP Data

Author/Editor: Shiv Dixit, Maxwell Opoku-Afari.

Release Date: May, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper uses a set of routinely collected high-frequency data in low-income countries (LICs) to construct an aggregate and a comprehensive index of economic activity which could serve (i) as a more...



Remittances Channel and Fiscal Impact in the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia

Author/Editor: Yasser Abdih, Adolfo Barajas, Ralph Chami, Christian Ebeke.

Release Date: April, 2012

Price: $18.00

This paper identifies a remittances channel that transmits exogenous shocks, such as business cycles in remittance-sending countries, to the public finances of remittance-receiving countries. Using more...



Oil Exporters' Dilemma: How Much to Save and How Much to Invest

Author/Editor: Reda Cherif, Fuad Hasanov.

Release Date: January, 2012

Price: $18.00

Policymakers in oil-exporting countries confront the question of how to allocate oil revenues among consumption, saving, and investment in the face of high income volatility. We study this allocation more...



Inflation Targeting and Monetary Policy Transmission Mechanisms in Emerging Market Economies

Author/Editor: Sanchita Mukherjee, Rina Bhattacharya.

Release Date: October, 2011

Price: $18.00

In this paper we empirically examine the operation of the traditional Keynesian interest rate channel of the monetary policy transmission mechanism in five potential inflation targeting economies in more...



Rwanda : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note

Release Date: March, 2008

Price: $18.00

Rwanda’s second Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, the Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy (EDPRS), builds on the strong achievements in human capital development and promotes more...



Namibia : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Release Date: February, 2008

Price: $18.00

The recent uptrend in Namibia’s current account surplus reflects an increase in public and private savings. Tighter domestic investment rules will not reduce capital outflows. The phasing and more...



Guinea-Bissau : Use of Fund Resources -Request for Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance: Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea-Bissau

Release Date: February, 2008

Price: $18.00

Guinea-Bissau remains fragile, after nearly a decade of conflict and political instability. Fiscal performance has improved markedly since the new government implemented its emergency fiscal plan. more...



Botswana : 2007 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Botswana

Release Date: February, 2008

Price: $18.00

Sound macroeconomic policies, good governance, and high levels of investment, supported by diamond and other mineral production, have moved Botswana into the ranks of middle-income countries. more...



Guinea : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Joint Staff Advisory Note

Release Date: January, 2008

Price: $18.00

Despite notable potential in mining and agriculture, Guinea’s macroeconomic situation deteriorated between 2002 and 2006. Since April 2007, the government has begun to stabilize the economy by more...



Niger : Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Requests for Waiver, Modification of Performance Criteria, and Extension of the Arrangement-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release of the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Niger

Release Date: December, 2007

Price: $18.00

This paper discusses key findings of the Fifth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) for Niger. Growth prospects for 2007 are favorable, particularly because of strong more...



Nigeria : Fourth Review Under the Policy Support Instrument: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Nigeria

Release Date: October, 2007

Price: $18.00

The staff report for the Fourth Review on Nigeria highlights developments under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI). Robust non-oil sector growth significantly strengthened fiscal and external more...



Zambia : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper: Joint Staff Advisory Note

Release Date: August, 2007

Price: $18.00

The Joint Staff Advisory Note discusses the progress in implementing the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) for Zambia. The government has officially launched its second PRSP, known as the Fifth more...



Niger : Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance Criteria: Staff Report; Staff Statement and Supplements; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Niger

Release Date: July, 2007

Price: $18.00

Niger’s Fourth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance Criteria are examined. Economic growth in 2006 has been satisfactory more...



Republic of Madagascar : Joint Staff Advisory Note of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Release Date: July, 2007

Price: $18.00

The Joint Staff Advisory Note on the Republic of Madagascar’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) is analyzed. The government of Madagascar has prepared its second growth and poverty more...



Botswana : 2006 Article IV Consultation: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Authorities for Botswana

Release Date: July, 2007

Price: $18.00

The staff report for the 2006 Article IV Consultation on Botswana highlights economic developments and monetary and exchange rate policy. Botswana’s growth has been fueled by continued more...



Ghana : Selected Issues

Release Date: June, 2007

Price: $18.00

This Selected Issues paper examines competitiveness and the equilibrium real exchange rate for Ghana. It estimates a behavioral equilibrium exchange rate model for Ghana to establish to what extent more...



Republic of Congo : Selected Issues

Release Date: June, 2007

Price: $18.00

This Selected Issues paper on the Republic of Congo analyzes the challenges of sustainable growth in the Republic of Congo. The paper highlights that it is paramount for the authorities to avoid more...



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