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04/12/2014 Working Paper - 210 - The Real Exchange Rate and Growth in Zimbabwe Does the Currency Regime Matter
04/12/2014 Working Paper - 209 - What is driving the African Growth Miracle
11/09/2014 Working Paper - 207 - Améliorer la Compétitivité en Afrique par le Développement des Infrastructures - Sénégal
11/09/2014 Working Paper - 208 - The Main Obstacles to Firms Growth in Senegal Implications for the Long-Run
22/08/2014 Working Paper 206 - Growth and Distributional Impact of Agriculture, Textiles and Mining Sectors in Lesotho
06/08/2014 Working Paper 205 - Volatility and Co-movement in Commodity Prices- New Evidence
06/08/2014 Working Paper 204 - Skills and Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa: Analysis with Evidence from Swaziland
25/06/2014 Working Paper 203 - Immigrants, Skills and Wages in the Gambian Labor Market
29/04/2014 Working Paper 202 - Segmentation and efficiency of the interbank market and their implication for the conduct of monetary policy
29/04/2014 Working Paper 201 - Does Intra-African Trade Reduce Youth Unemployment in Africa ?
African countries have taken several measures to promote regional integration, a major part of which is intra-regional trade. Intra-African trade is one of the important activities to achieve regional integration and accelerate...Read more
29/04/2014 Working Paper 200 - Analysis of Household Expenditures and the Impact of Remittances using a Latent Class Model: the Case of Burkina Faso

Categories: Burkina Faso

05/03/2014 Working Paper 198 - Can Intra-Regional Trade Act as a Global Shock Absorber in Africa?
The recent global financial crisis has brought about renewed emphasis on the links of African countries with the global economy, both individually and collectively, via regional economic communities (RECs). On balance, Africa has...Read more
Authors:Mthuli Ncube, Zuzana Brixiova, Qingwei Meng

Categories: Regional Integration

05/03/2014 Working Paper 197 - Estimating the Economic Cost of Fragility in Africa
Authors:Mthuli Ncube, Basil Jones, Zorobabel Bicaba
05/03/2014 Working Paper 199 - Microcredit for the Development of the Bottom of the Pyramid Segment: Impact of Access to Financial Services on Microcredit Clients, Institutions and Urban Sustainability
Today, although mainstream debates on sustainability especially in urban areas are full of literature on the importance of creating sustainable cities through the involvement of different stakeholders in urban development, there...Read more
Authors:Emmanuel Mutisya, Masaru Yarime
27/02/2014 Working Paper 196 - Uses and Abuses of Per-diems in Africa- A Political Economy of Travel Allowances
At a time when donor funds are becoming scarce for various reasons, including the austerity programs of Western governments, and competition for official development assistance is increasing, improving the efficiency and...Read more
Authors:Guy Blaise Nkamleu, Bernadette Dia Kamgnia
15/01/2014 Working Paper 117 - Supporting Africa's Post-Crisis Growth: The Role of Macroeconomic Policies
Authors:Z.Brixiová, L.Ndikumana, K.Abderrahim
15/01/2014 Working Paper 118 - Assessment of the Trade Finance Market in Africa Post-Crisis
The financial crisis of 2008 caused a sharp slowdown in trade beginning 2008 and 2009. The tightening of global credit reduced capital inflows and limited the availability of trade finance. The shortage of trade finance was felt...Read more
Authors:T.Turner, L.Mokaddem, G.Ben Ahmed

Categories: Financial Crisis

15/01/2014 Working Paper 119 - Migration Patterns, Trends and Policy Issues in Africa
Migration has played a distinctive role in shaping the economic, cultural and political face of Africa and continues to do so. It is estimated today that the number of people with African descent that live outside of the...Read more
Authors:Abebe Shimeles
15/01/2014 Working Paper 120 - Community Based Health Insurance Schemes in Africa: The Case of Rwanda
Every year, around 100 million people are driven into poverty due to burden of health expenditure. Most of these newly poor reside in resource poor countries such as Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) where health care systems...Read more
Authors:Abebe Shimeles
15/01/2014 Working Paper 122 - Welfare Analysis Using Data from the International Comparison Program for Africa
This paper extends the application of data from International Comparison Program (ICP) to global welfare analysis of a “representative household” in Africa by utilizing changes in demand for broad categories of consumption items...Read more
Authors:Abebe Shimeles

Categories: Financial Crisis

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