New Releases for Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

24 Departmental Papers / Policy Papers of 213 New Releases

Evolving Banking Trends in Sub-Saharan Africa : Key Features and Challenges

Author/Editor: Mauro Mecagni, Daniela Marchettini, Rodolfo Maino.

Release Date:September, 2015

Banking in SSA has undergone very significant changes over the last two decades. Financial liberalization and related reforms, upgrades in institutional and more recently the expansion of more...

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Monitoring and Managing Fiscal Risks in the East African Community

Author/Editor: Paolo Mauro, Herve Joly, Ari Aisen, C Emre Alper, Francois Boutin-Dufresne, Jemma Dridi, Nikoloz Gigineishvili, Tom Josephs, Clara Mira, Vimal V Thakoor, Alun H Thomas, Fan Yang.

Release Date:August, 2015

This paper takes stock of the main fiscal risks facing the EAC partner countries. These include macroeconomic shocks, and specific risks, such as the financial performance of the public enterprises, more...

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Toward a Monetary Union in the East African Community : Asymmetric Shocks, Exchange Rates, and Risk-Sharing Mechanisms

Author/Editor: Paulo Drummond, Ari Aisen, C Emre Alper, Ejona Fuli, Sébastien Walker.

Release Date:July, 2015

This paper examines how susceptible East African Community (EAC) economies are to asymmetric shocks, assesses the value of the exchange rate as a shock absorber for these countries, and reviews more...

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Building Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa's Fragile States

Author/Editor: E Gelbard, Corinne Deléchat, Ejona Fuli, Mumtaz Hussain, Ulrich Jacoby, Dafina Mulaj, Marco Pani, Gustavo Ramirez, Rui Xu.

Release Date:June, 2015

This paper analyzes the persistence of fragility in some sub-Saharan African states and the multiple dimensions of state weakness that are simultaneously at play. This study also provides an overview more...

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Understanding Revenue Administration : An Initial Data Analysis Using the Revenue Administration Fiscal Information Tool

Author/Editor: Andrea Lemgruber, Andrew Masters, Duncan Cleary.

Release Date:May, 2015

During the past few years, the Fiscal Affairs Department (FAD) has developed the Revenue Administration Fiscal Information Tool (RA-FIT), a tax and customs data gathering initiative. This paper, the more...

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Dollarization in Sub-Saharan Africa : Experiences and Lessons

Author/Editor: Mauro Mecagni, Juan S Corrales, Jemma Dridi, Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu, Patrick A Imam, Justin Matz, Carla Macario, Rodolfo Maino, Yibin Mu, Ashwin Moheeput, Machiko Narita, Marco Pani, Manuel Rosales, Sebastian Weber, Etienne B Yehoue.

Release Date:May, 2015

Dollarization—the use of foreign currencies as a medium of exchange, store of value, or unit of account—is a notable feature of financial development under macroeconomically fragile conditions. more...

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Pan-African Banking : Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Border Oversight

Author/Editor: Charles Enoch, Paul Henri Mathieu, Mauro Mecagni, Jorge Iván Canales Kriljenko.

Release Date:April, 2015

Pan-African banks are expanding rapidly across the continent, creating cross-border networks, and having a systemic presence in the banking sectors of many Sub-Saharan African countries. These more...

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Saudi Arabia: : Tackling Emerging Economic Challenges to Sustain Growth

Author/Editor: Ahmed Al-Darwish, Naif Alghaith, Alberto Behar, Tim Callen, Pragyan Deb, Amgad Hegazy, Padamja Khandelwal, Malika Pant, Haonan Qu.

Release Date:March, 2015

Saudi Arabia: Tackling Emerging Economic Challenges to Sustain Strong Growth more...

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Sustaining more Inclusive Growth in the Republic of Congo

Author/Editor: Dalia Hakura, Adrian Alter, Matteo Ghilardi, Rodolfo Maino, Cameron McLoughlin, Maximilien Queyranne.

Release Date:February, 2015

The Republic of Congo has seen dramatic improvement in its debt situation since 2010, following debt relief through the IMF and World Bank Heavily Indebted Poor Countries/Multilateral Debt Relief more...

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Making Senegal a Hub for West Africa : Reforming the State, Building to the Future

Author/Editor: Alexei Kireyev, Ali M Mansoor.

Release Date:February, 2015

This Departmental Paper takes stock of Senegal’s achievements in the past few years under IMF-supported programs and identifies key reform pillars for the future. IMF staff analyses Senegal's new more...

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