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26/12/2012 Working Paper 163 - Food Prices and Inflation in Tanzania
This paper presents an econometric model of headline Tanzanian inflation and its principal components for the period since 2000.  Inflation is modeled in terms of deviations from a set of ‘anchors’ reflecting long-run...Lire la suite
Auteurs:C.Adam, D.Kwimbere, W.Mbowe, S.O’Connell
26/12/2012 Working Paper 164 - Closing the Education Gender Gap: Estimating the Impact of Girls’ Scholarship Program in The Gambia
Universal primary education and the elimination of gender gap in enrollment rates are two of the targets in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Achieving these goals has been a high development priority for sub-Saharan...Lire la suite
Auteurs:Ousman Gajigo
10/12/2012 Working Paper 162 - Planning to Fail or Failing to Plan: Institutional Response to Nigeria’s Development Question
Planning simply involves the process and actions taken to drive economic outcomes to expected levels. It involves the State, which is responsible for sharpening institutions to attain the expected economic outcome. The bane of...Lire la suite
Auteurs:E.Osabuohien, R.Efobi, A.Salami
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
The study investigates the various channels through which an unexpected positive shock in euro area bond yields and expansionary monetary policy are transmitted to South Africa using structural vector autoregression models. This...Lire la suite
Auteurs:M.Ncube, E.Ndou, N.Gumata
10/12/2012 Working Paper 160 - Infrastructure Investment and Economic Growth in South Africa: A Granger Causality Analysis
The objective of this study is to examine the causal links between the public sector economic infrastructure investment, economic growth and public and private sector employment using (i) pairwise Granger casualty analysis, and...Lire la suite
Auteurs:Mthuli Ncube, Eliphas Ndou, Nombulelo Gumata
29/11/2012 Working Paper 159 - Why do some Firms abandon Formality for Informality? Evidence from African Countries?
The informal sector is a significant part of the modern economy. This is particular true in African economies that are characterized by a relatively high degree of activity in this sector. While the share of the informal economy...Lire la suite
Auteurs:Ousman Gajigo, Mary Hallward-Driemeier
29/10/2012 Working Paper 158 - Tackling Graduate Unemployment through Employment Subsidies an Assessment of the SIVP Programme in Tunisia
It is widely agreed that the level of unemployment among university graduates in Tunisia contributed to the rise of social unrest that culminated in what is popularly dubbed as ‘the Arab Spring’. While the number of university...Lire la suite
Auteurs:Stijn Broecke
08/10/2012 Working Paper 157 - How are the US Financial Shocks Transmitted into South Africa? Structural VAR Evidence
This paper investigates the transmission of unanticipated US bond yield increases, monetary policy stimulus and the federal funds rate tightening shocks into South Africa using small open economy structural VAR models. We intend...Lire la suite
Auteurs:Mthuli Ncube, Eliphas Ndou, Nombulelo Guma
08/10/2012 Working Paper 156 - Macroeconomic Shock Synchronization in the East African Community
This paper evaluates empirically the readiness of the East African Community (EAC countries for monetary union. The EAC pronounced its intention to adopt a single currency in 2015. In assessing the region’s readiness to form a...Lire la suite
Auteurs:Albert Mafusire, Zuzana Brixiova
08/10/2012 Working Paper 155 - Youth Jobs and Structural Change: Confronting Africa’s “Employment Problem”
Africa has enjoyed over a decade of sustainable growth where regional growth has exceeded the global average and per-capita income for the region is steadily increasing. During the past decade sub-Saharan Africa was home to six...Lire la suite
Auteurs:John Page
08/10/2012 Working Paper 154 - Credit Bureaus and Registries and Access to Finance: New Evidence from 42 African Countries
Access to finance is a major challenge, especially in emerging and developing economies. A key factor behind the persistence of this problem is the information asymmetry between lenders and borrowers that encourages adverse...Lire la suite
Auteurs:Thouraya Triki, Ousman Gajigo
08/10/2012 Document de travail 153 - L'accés aux marchés obligataires domestiques pour le financement des infrastructures : Enseignements à tirer pour l'Afrique
The main objective of this paper is to look at international experiences in financing infrastructure and the financing possibilities that are available to African countries that are planning to increase infrastructure investment...Lire la suite
Auteurs:Cédric Achille Mbeng Mezui

Catégories: Infrastructures

11/09/2012 Working Paper 152 - Dynamics of Inflation in Uganda
In October 2011, East Africa witnessed a considerable surge in inflation reaching on average 20%. In Ethiopia inflation rate reached 34%, and Kenya experienced record inflation levels in excess of 18.5% in the same month....Lire la suite
Auteurs:Alain Kabundi
09/09/2012 Working Paper 151 - The Dynamics of Inflation in Ethiopia and Kenya
Ethiopia and Kenya have experienced strong economic growth during the last decade. However inflation, which was thought to be under control, reached 40 per cent in Ethiopia and 20 per cent in Kenya during 2011. The rise of...Lire la suite
Auteurs:Dick Durevall, Bo Sjö
28/05/2012 Working Paper 150 - South Africa’s Quest for Inclusive Development
The end of apartheid and the coming to power of the African National Congress (ANC) redefined the development paradigm in South Africa. The new government, after many years of social and economic malaise, adopted a neoliberal...Lire la suite
Auteurs:M.Ncube, A.Shimeles, A.Verdier-Chouchane
14/05/2012 Working Paper 149 - Accounting for Poverty in Africa: Illustration with Survey Data from Nigeria
Apart from presenting the poverty profile, this paper examines the correlates of poverty with multivariate models that predict the probability of being poor using data from the Nigerian National Consumer Survey (NCS) of...Lire la suite
Auteurs:J ohn C. A nyanwu
14/05/2012 Working Paper 148 - Role of Fiscal Policy in Tackling the HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Southern Africa
This paper investigates the impact of  fiscal policy on reducing the HIV/AIDS  incidence rates in  Southern Africa. In particular, it studies the welfare impact of different taxation and debt paths in these...Lire la suite
Auteurs:J.C.Anyanwu, Y.G.Siliadin, E.Okonkwo
03/04/2012 Working Paper 147 - Gold Mining in Africa-Maximizing Economic Returns for Countries
How to ensure that mineral resource wealth contributes to sustainable economic development has been a perennial topic concerning many African countries. It is an especially pressing issue in countries that are rich in resources,...Lire la suite
Auteurs:O.Gajigo, E.Mutambatsere, G.Ndiaye
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
Various studies have shown the contributions of SMEs to exceed 60 percent of total formal employment in the manufacturing sector in both advanced and developing economies. In Africa, the contribution of the SME sector to job...Lire la suite
Auteurs:P.Calice, V.M.Chando, S.Sekioua
16/02/2012 Working Paper 145 - Assessing the Returns to Education in the Gambia
The importance of education in development is a perennial topic in economics especially in the context of sub-Saharan Africa’s development experience. The connection is not surprising since the region stands out both in its low...Lire la suite
Auteurs:Jeremy D. Foltz, Ousman Gajigo