Regional Economic Outlook.

The region's prospects continue to be promising, but global developments pose increased risks to the outlook. Growth in sub-Saharan Africa should again average about 61D percent in 2008 with oil exporters leading the way; meanwhile, growth in oil importers is expected to taper off, though only...

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Main Author: African Dept., International Monetary Fund
Format: eBook
Published: Washington : International Monetary Fund, 2008.
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Table of Contents:
  • Cover; Contents; Abbreviations; Executive Summary; I. Overview; Main Developments in 2007; Figures; 1.1. A Comparison of Growth; Tables; 1.1. Sub-Saharan Africa: Selected Indicators, 2003-08; Boxes; 1.1. Sub-Saharan Africa and the Global Slowdown; 1.2. Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.3. Regional Dynamics of Growth; 1.4. Contribution to GDP Growth; 1.5. Growth Volatility; 1.6. Real Per Capita GDP Growth; 1.7. Sub-Saharan Africa: Oil Exporters; 1.8. Sub-Saharan Africa: Trading Gains (Losses); 1.2. Economic Crisis in Zimbabwe; 1.9. Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • 1.10. Sub-Saharan Africa: External Current Account Balance1.11. Commodity Prices in Sub-Saharan Africa; Macroeconomic Policies; 1.12. Three-Month Interbank Rates in Selected Emerging Markets; 1.13. Monetary Developments; 1.14. Real Effective Exchange Rates in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.15. Real Effective Exchange Rates in the CEMAC and the WAEMU; 1.16. Sub-Saharan Africa: Reserve Coverage; 1.17. Credit to the Private Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.18. Real Effective Exchange Rates in Sub-Saharan African Countries with a Floating Regime.
  • 1.19. Sub-Saharan Africa: 2007 Exchange Rate Adjustments and Current Account Balances1.20. Central Government Revenues in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.21. Central Government Primary Expenditures in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.22. Central Government Social Spending in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.23. Low-Income Sub-Saharan Africa: Government Financing of Fiscal Deficits; 1.3. The Changing Nature of Public Debt in Sub-Saharan Africa; Outlook for 2008 and Risks; 1.24. Total Government Debt in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.25. Oil Prices and GDP Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.26. Exports and Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • 1.4. The Impact of High Oil Prices on Sub-Saharan Africa1.5. Conflicts and Political Instability in Sub-Saharan Africa: Growth and Spillover Effects; 1.27. Sub-Saharan Africa: Growth and Commodity Prices; 1.28. Growth Prospects in Sub-Saharan Africa; 1.29. Sub-Saharan Africa: Reserve Coverage for Terms of Trade Shocks, 2007; Medium-Term Challenges: Unleashing the Private Sector and Reducing the Cost of Doing Business; 1.30. Sub-Saharan Africa: Doing Business, 2007; 1.31. Sub-Saharan Africa: Global Competitiveness Index, 2007; 1.32. Sub-Saharan Africa: Governance Ranking, 2000-06.
  • 1.6. Creditor Rights in Sub-Saharan AfricaAppendix 1.1; A1.1. Categorization of Sub-Saharan African Countries; A1.2. Non-Oil Primary Fiscal Deficits, 2002-07; II. Monetary and Exchange Rate Policies in Sub-Saharan Africa; 2.1. Inflation Objectives for Sub-Saharan African Low-Income Countries; 2.2. The Monetary Transmission Mechanism in Sub-Saharan Africa; The Monetary and Exchange Rate Landscape; 2.1. De Jure Monetary Policy Frameworks in Sub-Saharan Africa; 2.3. Assessing Reserve Money Targeting in Sub-Saharan Africa; 2.1. Sub-Saharan Africa: Exchange Rate Distribution, 2005-07.