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Economic Briefs

Date Title:
21/11/2014

West Africa Monitor Quarterly - Issue 4 (4.6 MB)

21/08/2014

West Africa Monitor Quarterly - Issue 3 (3.9 MB)

14/05/2014

West Africa Monitor Quarterly - Issue 2 (3.9 MB)

19/03/2014

Economic Brief - Labour market reforms in post-transition North Africa (449 kB)

25/02/2014

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 13-17 January 2014 (2.0 MB)

20/02/2014

Economic Brief - Guided by the North Stars - The Swedish Model of Regional Development as a Source of Inspiration for Tunisia (397 kB)

11/02/2014

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief from 30 December 2013 to 3 January 2014 (1.9 MB)

04/02/2014

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 06-10 January 2014 (1.9 MB)

28/01/2014

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 23-27 December 2013 (1.9 MB)

28/01/2014

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 9-13 December 2013 (1.8 MB)

03/01/2014

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 11-15 November 2013 (1.8 MB)

03/01/2014

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 25-29 November 2013 (1.9 MB)

03/01/2014

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 18-22 November 2013 (1.8 MB)

03/01/2014

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 02-06 December 2013 (1.9 MB)

18/12/2013

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 04-08 November 2013 (1.8 MB)

18/12/2013

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief - From 28 October to 01 November 2013 (1.8 MB)

18/12/2013

Economic Brief - Rethinking Pro-Growth Monetary Policy in Africa - Monetarist versus Keynesian Approach (294 kB)

18/12/2013

Economic Brief - "Banana Out of Republic?": Note on the Political Economy of Africa’s Transformation (107 kB)

18/12/2013

Economic Brief - An Empirical Investigation of the Taylor Curve in South Africa: A Non-technical Note and Policy Brief (139 kB)

31/10/2013

Assessing Regional Integration in Africa (2.0 MB)

10/10/2013

West Africa Monitor Quarterly - Issue 1 (1.8 MB)

23/09/2013

Economic Brief - Blending grants and loans for private sector development: The use of grant elements and the AfDB’s experience (189 kB)

23/09/2013

Economic Brief - African Housing Dynamics Lessons from the Kenyan Market (650 kB)

21/09/2013

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 16-20 September 2013 (1.6 MB)

14/09/2013

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 09-13 September 2013 (1.6 MB)

10/09/2013

Economic Brief - From Inherited Wealth to Productive Economy - Planning for Development in Post-Civil War Libya (158 kB)

07/09/2013

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 02-06 September 2013 (1.7 MB)

27/07/2013

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 22-26 July 2013 (1.4 MB)

17/07/2013

Economic Brief - Peer Review of National Accounts - The case of Ghana (2.2 MB)

15/07/2013

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 10-14 June 2013 (1.4 MB)

13/07/2013

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 08-12 July 2013 (1.4 MB)

08/06/2013

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 03-07 June 2013 (1.4 MB)

25/05/2013

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 20-24 May 2013 (1.4 MB)

27/04/2013

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 22-26 April 2013 (1.3 MB)

20/04/2013

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 15-19 April 2013 (1.4 MB)

03/04/2013

Quarterly Thematic Review Central Africa: Promoting Private Investment in Countries of the ECCAS - Issue N°1 - March 2013 (293 kB)

26/03/2013

Economic Brief - Capital Market Development in North Africa Current Status and Future Potential (1.3 MB)

19/01/2013

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief 14-18 January 2013 (1.3 MB)

09/01/2013

Facilitating Multilateral Fiscal Surveillance in Monetary Union Context with Focus on COMESA Region (5.5 MB)

05/01/2013

Market Brief - Africa Economic Financial Brief From 31 December 2012 to 4 January 2013 (1.3 MB)

26/12/2012

Economic Brief - High Remittance Costs in Africa: Is Building Regulatory Capacity for Microfinance Institutions the Answer? (300 kB)

26/12/2012

Economic Brief - Flow of Funds and Development Policy in Africa (162 kB)

26/12/2012

Economic Brief - Is there a Case for Reforming the Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) as an Aid Allocation Tool? (179 kB)

26/12/2012

Economic Brief - Islamic Finance: An Alternative Funding Source for the AfDB? (285 kB)

26/12/2012

Tendances économique - Vers une nouvelle approche de la supervision bancaire en Afrique (160 kB)

19/11/2012

Economic Brief - Additionality of Development Finance Institutions in Syndicated Loans Markets in Africa (1.4 MB)

19/11/2012

Economic Brief - Economic Integration to Expand or to Deepen (694 kB)

19/11/2012

Economic Brief - Informal Cross Border Trade in Africa: Implications and Policy Recommendations (483 kB)

19/10/2012

Economic Brief - Political Fragility in Africa: Are Military Coups d’Etat a Never-Ending Phenomenon ? (1.1 MB)

01/10/2012

Economic Brief - African Systemic Financial Crises (246 kB)

18/07/2012

Forecasting the Costs and Benefits of Implementing Basel III for North African Emerging Economies: An Application to Egypt and Tunisia (493 kB)

12/07/2012

Economic Brief - Political Transitions and New Socioeconomic Bargains in North Africa (166 kB)

12/07/2012

Economic Brief - Inflation in Tunisia: Perception and Reality in a Context of Transition (741 kB)

06/06/2012

Economic Brief - Large Scale land Acquisitions in Africa (167 kB)

22/03/2012

Economic Brief - The Impact of the US Credit Rating Downgrade and European Debt Crisis on Africa (412 kB)

29/12/2011

Economic Brief - Building Capacity for Bank Regulation in the Era of Basel III - Volume 2 - Issue 3 - December 2011 (104 kB)

29/12/2011

Economic Brief - Institutions for Credit Markets in Africa - Volume 2 - Issue 5 - December 2011 (132 kB)

29/12/2011

Economic Brief - Capacity Challenges in Post-Global Financial Crisis Era in Africa - Volume 2 - Issue 4 - December 2011 (118 kB)

04/10/2011

Africa Economic Brief - Managing Commodity Price Volatility in Africa (413 kB)

15/07/2011

Africa Economic Brief - Characterizing Africa’s Economic Dynamism (640 kB)

12/05/2011

Africa Economic Brief - India’s Economic Engagement with Africa (157 kB)

12/05/2011

Africa Economic Brief - Brazil’s Economic Engagement with Africa (568 kB)

12/05/2011

Africa Economic Brief - Russia’s Economic Engagement with Africa (543 kB)

06/05/2011

Market Brief - The Middle of the Pyramid: Dynamics of the Middle Class in Africa (4.8 MB)

28/01/2011

Economic Brief - Diaspora Bonds and Securitization of Remittances for Africa’s Development - December 2010 (2.2 MB)

30/06/2010

Development Research Briefs - Lengthening Financial Contracts, an Issue in the West Africa Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) Region (361 kB)

07/06/2010

Development Research Briefs - Reconciling Financial Sector Stability with Economic Development in Morocco (351 kB)

22/04/2010

Development Research Briefs - Enhancing the Competitiveness of Four African Economies: Botswana, Mauritius, Namibia, and Tunisia (400 kB)

01/12/2009

Development Research Briefs - Accounting for Vulnerability of African Countries in Performance Based Aid Allocation (559 kB)


Economic and Sector Work

Date Title:
11/07/2014

West Africa Policy Note - Note 01, July 2014 (1.4 MB)

19/05/2014

Africa Progress Report 2014 (3.7 MB)

14/05/2014

Nigeria - 2013 - Country Profile - Leveraging Partnerships for Economic Transformation and Inclusive Growth (6.1 MB)

14/05/2014

Gabon - 2014 - Profil Pays - Ensemble pour bâtir le présent et mieux assurer l’avenir (6.4 MB)

14/05/2014

Rwanda - 2014 - Country Profile - Improving economic competitiveness to bring about shared growth - Full Report (4.2 MB)

14/05/2014

Rwanda - 2014 - Country Profile - Improving economic competitiveness to bring about shared growth - Summary Report (1.6 MB)

09/05/2014

Tracking Africa’s Progress in Figures (9.1 MB)

19/03/2014

The preferred partner? - A client assessment of the AfDB (1.9 MB)

19/02/2014

Capacity Focus - Capacity Developement: A Foundation for Transformation - Volume 3, Number 3 (1.0 MB)

19/02/2014

Capacity Focus - Capacity Developement: A Foundation for Transformation - Volume 3, Number 1 (3.1 MB)

18/02/2014

Guidelines for Building Statistical Business Registers in Africa (2.8 MB)

13/02/2014

Modeling and Analysis of Tunisia's Productive System (3.6 MB)

24/01/2014

Guidebook on African Commodity and Derivatives Exchanges (4.4 MB)

20/12/2013

Financial Inclusion and Integration through Mobile Payments and Transfer (1.5 MB)

10/12/2013

Financial Inclusion in Africa (5.2 MB)

23/09/2013

Public Financial Governance for Inclusive Development in Africa (1.9 MB)

18/09/2013

Sénégal - 2013 - Profil pays - Un aperçu des interventions du Groupe de la BAD (1.4 MB)

10/09/2013

South Sudan - A Study on Competitiveness and Cross Border Trade With Neighbouring Countries (3.7 MB)

22/08/2013

Silicon Kenya: Harnessing ICT Innovations for Economic Development (1.1 MB)

24/05/2013

Rwanda - Leveraging Capital Markets for Small and Medium Enterprise Financing (2.2 MB)

19/03/2013

Regional Integration Policy Papers: Supporting Macroeconomic Convergence in African RECs (1.5 MB)

26/02/2013

Development Effectiveness Review 2012 - Governance (2.4 MB)

13/12/2012

Towards a New Growth Model for Tunisia (1.6 MB)

31/10/2012

Comparative Study on Export Policies in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia and South Korea (9.7 MB)

30/05/2012

African Governance Outlook 2012 (680 kB)

30/03/2012

Togo - Collecte et réconciliation des paiements effectués par les industries extractives à l’état et les recettes perçues par l’état des dites industries pour l’année 2010 (6.2 MB)

25/05/2011

Sénégal - Evaluation du potentiel des recettes publiques (839 kB)

11/04/2011

Providing Budget Aid in Situations of Fragility - A World Bank - AfDB Common Approach Paper - Summary (71 kB)

22/11/2010

Guidelines for User Fees and Cost Recovery for Urban, Networked Water and Sanitation Delivery - Short version (460 kB)

22/11/2010

Guidelines for User Fees and Cost Recovery for Urban, Networked Water and Sanitation Delivery - Long version (1.1 MB)

22/11/2010

Guidelines for User Fees and Cost Recovery for Rural, Networked Water and Sanitation Delivery - Long Version (1.1 MB)

22/11/2010

Guidelines for User Fees and Cost Recovery for Rural, Networked Water and Sanitation Delivery - Short Version] (579 kB)

22/11/2010

Water Sector Governance in Africa, Vol. 1 - Theory and Practice (3.7 MB)

22/11/2010

Water Sector Governance in Africa, Vol. 2 - Assessment Guidelines (4.5 MB)

21/04/2010

Congo - Study to Improve Access to Smalland Medium-Size Enterprise Financing (244 kB)

12/03/2010

Balancing Debt and Development - AfDB Group Activities in Support of Debt Sustainability (2.9 MB)

20/05/2009

Budget Practices and Procedures in Africa 2008-(Portuguese Version) (3.0 MB)

20/05/2009

Budget Practices and Procedures in Africa 2008 (2.7 MB)

09/02/2009

Africa - Governance of the Extractive Industries in Africa: Survey of donor-funded assistance (1.4 MB)

28/09/2007

2007 African Fixed Income Guidebook (18.5 MB)


Working Paper Series

Date Title:
01/08/2017

Working Paper 278 - Education resources and the quality of local governance in Africa (0.9 MB)

01/08/2017

Working Paper 277 - Deterrence and Legitimacy in Anti-Corruption Policymaking (1.4 MB)

16/03/2016

North Africa - Working paper - From Resource Curse to Rent Curse in the MENA Region (671 kB)

26/11/2015

North Africa - Working paper - Promoting North African Women’s Employment through SMEs (743 kB)

04/11/2015

North Africa - Working paper - Fundamentally changing the way we educate students in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region (2.2 MB)

08/05/2015

Working Paper 223 - Eliminating Extreme Poverty in Africa: Trends, Policies and the Role of International Organizations (1.3 MB)

29/04/2015

North Africa - Working paper - Does foreign direct investment improve welfare in North African countries? (4.6 MB)

28/04/2015

Working Paper 222 - Economies of Scale in Gold Mining (0.9 MB)

19/02/2015

North Africa - Working paper - Trade Volume and Economic Growth in the MENA Region: Goods or Services? (1.4 MB)

20/01/2015

Working Paper - 217 - Capital Account Policies, IMF Programs and Growth in Developing Regions (1.5 MB)

30/12/2014

Working Paper - 215 - A Regional Budget Development Allocation Formula for Tunisia (1.2 MB)

04/12/2014

Working Paper - 210 - The Real Exchange Rate and Growth in Zimbabwe Does the Currency Regime Matter (1.3 MB)

11/09/2014

Working Paper - 207 - Améliorer la Compétitivité en Afrique par le Développement des Infrastructures - Sénégal (1.5 MB)

11/09/2014

Working Paper - 208 - The Main Obstacles to Firms Growth in Senegal Implications for the Long-Run (1.5 MB)

06/08/2014

Working Paper 205 - Volatility and Co-movement in Commodity Prices- New Evidence (1.1 MB)

29/04/2014

Working Paper 202 - Segmentation and efficiency of the interbank market and their implication for the conduct of monetary policy (1.0 MB)

05/03/2014

Working Paper 197 - Estimating the Economic Cost of Fragility in Africa (1.0 MB)

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 (0.9 MB)

27/02/2014

Working Paper 196 - Uses and Abuses of Per-diems in Africa- A Political Economy of Travel Allowances (0.9 MB)

15/01/2014

Working Paper 117 - Supporting Africa's Post-Crisis Growth: The Role of Macroeconomic Policies (784 kB)

03/01/2014

Working Paper 195 - Inequality, Economic Growth, and Poverty in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) (1.1 MB)

03/01/2014

Working Paper 193 - Large Scale Agribusiness Investments and Implications in Africa- Development Finance Institutions' Perspectives (0.9 MB)

24/12/2013

Working Paper 192 - Empirical Analysis of Agricultural Credit in Africa: Any Role for Institutional Factors (854 kB)

23/12/2013

Working Paper 190 - Early Warning Systems and Systemic Banking Crises in Low Income Countries: A Multinomial Logit Approach (671 kB)

23/12/2013

Working Paper 191 - Do Firms Learn by Exporting or Learn to Export: Evidence from Senegalese Manufacturers’ Plants (757 kB)

23/12/2013

Working Paper 189 - An Empirical Investigation of the Taylor Curve in South Africa (1.3 MB)

23/12/2013

Working Paper 188 - Remittances and their Macroeconomic Impact: Evidence from Africa (1.0 MB)

23/12/2013

Working Paper 187 - The Real Exchange Rate and External Competitiveness in Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia (1.4 MB)

23/12/2013

Working Paper 186 - Balancing Development Returns and Credit Risks: Evidence from the AfDB’s Experience (0.9 MB)

23/12/2013

Working Paper 185 - Remittances and the Voter Turnout in Sub-Saharan Africa: Evidence from Macro and Micro Level Data (0.9 MB)

23/12/2013

Working Paper 184 - Does Oil Wealth Affect Democracy in Africa? (1.2 MB)

23/09/2013

Working Paper 183 - Global Economic Spillovers to Africa- A GVAR Approach (607 kB)

23/09/2013

Working Paper 179 - Heterogeneity of the Effects of Aid on Economic Growth in Sub-Saharan: Comparative Evidence from Stable and Post-Conflict Countries (1.2 MB)

24/07/2013

Working Paper 178 - Holding Excess Foreign Reserves Versus Infrastructure Finance: What should Africa do? (1.0 MB)

09/07/2013

Working Paper 177 - A Macroeconometric Model for Rwanda (1.0 MB)

19/06/2013

Working Paper 176 - Medium-Term Sustainability of Fiscal Policy in Lesotho (1.0 MB)

14/06/2013

Working Paper 174 - African Development Finance Institutions: Unlocking the Potential (769 kB)

14/06/2013

Working Paper 172 - Political Economy of Service Delivery: Monitoring versus Contestation (0.9 MB)

14/06/2013

Working Paper 173 - Production and Conflict in Risky Elections (2.7 MB)

19/03/2013

Working Paper 169 - Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Shocks on South African Trade Balance (1.0 MB)

26/02/2013

Working Paper 168 - Competition and Market Structure in the Zambian Banking Sector (1.1 MB)

26/02/2013

Working Paper 167 - Promoting Economic Reforms in Developing Countries Rethinking Budgetary Aid? (0.9 MB)

26/02/2013

Working Paper 165 - Tax resource mobilization and its impact on household living standards evidence from Niger (1.6 MB)

26/02/2013

Working Paper 166 - Misalignment of Real Effective Exchange Rates: When Should the Franc CFA be Devalued Again? (1.2 MB)

10/12/2012

Working Paper 162 - Planning to Fail or Failing to Plan: Institutional Response to Nigeria’s Development Question (1.0 MB)

10/12/2012

Working Paper 161 - The Impact of Euro Area Monetary and Bond Yield Shocks on the South African Economy: Structural Vector Autoregression Model Evidence (1.3 MB)

10/12/2012

Working Paper 160 - Infrastructure Investment and Economic Growth in South Africa: A Granger Causality Analysis (801 kB)

29/11/2012

Working Paper 159 - Why do some Firms abandon Formality for Informality? Evidence from African Countries? (1.1 MB)

08/10/2012

Working Paper 157 - How are the US Financial Shocks Transmitted into South Africa? Structural VAR Evidence (850 kB)

08/10/2012

Working Paper 156 - Macroeconomic Shock Synchronization in the East African Community (1.2 MB)

08/10/2012

Working Paper 154 - Credit Bureaus and Registries and Access to Finance: New Evidence from 42 African Countries (1.2 MB)

11/09/2012

Working Paper 152 - Dynamics of Inflation in Uganda (850 kB)

09/09/2012

Working Paper 151 - The Dynamics of Inflation in Ethiopia and Kenya (1.2 MB)

28/05/2012

Working Paper 150 - South Africa’s Quest for Inclusive Development (1.4 MB)

26/03/2012

Working Paper 146 - Bank Financing to Small and Medium Enterprises in East Africa: Findings of a Survey in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia (1.2 MB)

16/02/2012

Working Paper 144 - An Analysis of the Impact of Financial Integration on Economic Activity and Macroeconomic Volatility in Africa within the Financial Globalization Context (1.0 MB)

15/12/2011

Working Paper 143 - Does Good Governance Create Value for International Acquirers in Africa: Evidence from us Acquisitions (0.9 MB)

01/12/2011

Working Paper 141 - Always Late: Measures and Determinants of Disbursement Delays at the AfDB (753 kB)

28/11/2011

Working Paper 139 - The Macroeconomic Impact of Higher Capital Ratios on African Economies (0.9 MB)

28/11/2011

Working Paper 138 - Economic Policy and Institutional Factors in the Development of Domestic Bond Markets in the CFA Zone (1.3 MB)

11/08/2011

Working Paper 134 - Inflation Targeting, Exchange Rate Shocks and Output: Evidence from South Africa (1.5 MB)

25/06/2011

Working Paper 133 - Monetary Policy Transmission, House Prices and Consumer Spending in South Africa: An SVAR Approach (720 kB)

24/06/2011

Working Paper 132 - Manganese Industry Analysis: Implications for Project Finance (739 kB)

23/06/2011

Working Paper 130 - Growth and Macroeconomic Convergence in Southern Africa (621 kB)

23/06/2011

Working Paper 129 - China’s Engagement and Aid Effectiveness in Africa (574 kB)

10/12/2007

Working Paper 90 - Current Account Situation in South Africa: Issues to Consider (153 kB)

03/12/2007

Working Paper 88 - Growing a Knowledge - Based Economy: Evidence from Public Expenditure on Education in Africa (254 kB)

16/12/2005

Working Paper 82 - Public Sector Management in Africa (285 kB)

15/12/2005

Working Paper 81 - Re-Orienting Public Management in Africa: Selected Issues and Some Country Experiences (222 kB)

01/12/2005

Working Paper 80 - Making Public Sector Management Work for Africa: Back to the Drawing - Board (268 kB)

14/10/2005

Working Paper 79 - Impacts and Challenges of Multilateral and Bilateral Trade Agreements on Africa (193 kB)

13/10/2005

Working Paper 78 - Trade Policy and Performance in Sub - Saharan Africa since the 1980s (243 kB)

30/08/2005

Working Paper 77 - Enhancing Africa’s Trade: From Marginalization to an Export - Led Approach to Development (176 kB)

13/07/2005

Working Paper 76 - Are Exports the Engine of Economic Growth? An Application of Cointegration and Causality Analysis for Egypt, 1977 - 2003 (162 kB)

20/03/2002

Working Paper 71 - Exchange Rate Policy and Currency Substitution: The Case of Africa’s Emerging Economies (237 kB)

19/03/2002

Working Paper 70 - International Accounting Standards - IAS 39 Accounting for Financial Instruments: Implementation Issues and Bank’s Decision - Making Dilemma (260 kB)

18/03/2002

Working Paper 69 - Fostering the Use of Financial Risk Management Products in Developing Countries (543 kB)

17/03/2002

Working Paper 68 - Governance and Poverty Reduction in Africa (239 kB)

16/03/2002

Working Paper 67 - Gouvernance en Afrique: Etat des lieux (376 kB)

15/03/2002

Working Paper 66 - Corporate Governance in Africa: The Record and Policies for Good Corporate Governance (228 kB)

14/03/2002

Working Paper 65 - Governance in Africa: The Role for Information and Communication Technologies (294 kB)

12/03/2002

Working Paper 62 - Policies for Regional Integration in Africa (280 kB)

12/03/2002

Working Paper 63 - Trade, Trade Liberalisation and Economic Growth: Theory and Evidence (270 kB)

11/03/2002

Working Paper 61 - Linking Africa to a Changing World (647 kB)

10/03/2002

Working Paper 60 - Trade Liberalization and Growth: Policy Options for African Countries in a Global Economy (448 kB)

08/03/2002

Working Paper 58 - The Contribution of African Development Bank to Economic Knowledge and Policy in Africa (255 kB)

07/03/2002

Working Paper 57 - Exorcism of the Ghost: An Alternative Growth Model for Measuring the Financing Gap (1.9 MB)

06/03/2002

Working Paper 56 - A Statistical Analysis of Determinants of Project Success: Examples from the African Development Bank (345 kB)

18/02/2002

Working Paper 49 - Private Sector Participation in Infrastructure in Southern African Development Bank (450 kB)

17/02/2002

Working Paper 48 - Challenges of Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Reconstruction in War - Affected Economies (752 kB)

10/02/2002

Working Paper 41 - Informal Finance for Private Sector Development in Africa (123 kB)

08/02/2002

Working Paper 39 - Human Capital and Economic Development (129 kB)

01/01/1998

Working Paper 36 - Information Technology and the Challenge of Economic Growth in Africa (397 kB)

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