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Impacts of Fluctuating Commodity Prices on Government Revenue in the SADC region: The Case of Copper for Zambia

This study identified typical implications of price fluctuations on many of the parameters highlighted above which include: government revenue and the responses from the sector both from the state and mining companies. The report provides sources o…

Debt Profile: Malawi

Malawi's economy has made progress in achieving macroeconomic stabilization following two years of severe drought and lingering consequences of corruption scandals. Malawi faces a moderate risk of debt distress based on an assessment of public exte…

Debt Profile: Mozambique

Mozambique's debt is currently in distress, and total public debt is on an unsustainable path. Large portion of the Mozambique debt is foreign currency dominated debt, hence, the debt dynamics are susceptible to fiscal policy slippages, tighter fin…

Debt Profile: South Africa

South African debt management has evolved quite substantially since the 1970s when the need to develop the debt capital market was identified. The debt level in South Africa exceeded 36% of GDP in 2012 and was projected to continue to increase mod…

Zambia Debt Profile 2018: A Crisis in the Loom

Zambia Debt in 2017 was standing at US$13.5 billion representing 52.5% of the GDP, 70% external debt (US$9.5 billion) and 30% domestic debt (US$ 4 billion). The growing debt burden in Zambia implies straining of the domestic resources and it's a ba…

Zimbabwe Debt Profile 2018

Zimbabwe's domestic public debt has risen, exceeding 100% from about US$3.7 billion in 2016 to about US$ 9.5 billion in 2018. For the past 5 years, GDP growth in Zimbabwe has been below 5% averaging 3% per year. The government should direct resourc…

An Analysis of Loan Contraction and Debt Management: The Case of the Republic of Mauritius

Developing countries, especially in Africa must establish appropriate and dynamic legal frameworks and structures that are responsible for coordinating and managing public debt. All public loan contraction and debt management rules and regulations m…

Illicit Financial Flows in Africa: Trends and Patterns

This report covers the illicit financial flows in Africa in an illustrative way. Africa is losing in excess of US$ 50-60 billion annually. Illicit financial flows deprive African countries of the crucial resources needed for development. This hamp…

Mauritius a Small Island Developing State (SIDS) with Prudent Public Debt Management Trends

Developing countries, especially in Africa must establish appropriate and dynamic legal frameworks and structures that are responsible for coordinating and managing public debt. All public loan contraction and debt management rules and regulations m…

Regional Aid Profile Western Africa 2018

This profile cross-examines the trends in official development assistance (ODA) for the West African region. It begins by highlighting the amounts of net ODA flowing into West Africa. It assesses the average net ODA received per capita in West Afri…

Regional Aid Profile Southern Africa 2018

This profile gives an assessment of the trends in Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the Southern African region. It begins by cataloguing the trends in ODA to the Southern Region. In the same context the profile evaluates the average Net OD…

Regional Aid Profile North Africa

This profile interrogates the trends in Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the North African region. It considers disbursements of loans made on concessional terms (net of repayments of principal) and grants by official agencies of the membe…

Regional Aid Profile East Africa

This profile gives an analysis of the trends in Official Development Assistance (ODA) for the East Africa region. It assesses disbursements of loans made on concessional terms (net of repayments of principal) and grants by official agencies of the …

Regional Aid Profile Central Africa

This profile provides an analysis of the trends in official development assistance (ODA) for the Central African region. It begins by highlighting the amounts of ODA flowing into the central region. The profile also deliberates on disbursements of …

Towards Building a Fair and Orderly International Framework for Sovereign Debt Restructuring: An African Perspective

The recent history of Sovereign Debt Restructuring (SDR) undoubtedly demonstrates the need for a reform of the international financial architecture. Not only have financial crisis and sovereign default become problems affecting developed and develop…

Impact de la Fluctuation des Prix de Matiere Premieres sur les Recettes publiques dans la Region de la SADC: Le Cas du Cuivre Pour la RDC / Impact of the Commodity Price Fluctuation on Public Revenues in the SADC Region: The Case of Copper for the DRC

A study that was conducted in some of the SADC countries in order to seek to understand how from 2003 to 2011 the boom in natural resource prices has impacted the economies of these countries and also how they are coping against the fall in the pric…

Impacts of Fluctuating Commodity Prices on Government Revenue in the SADC Region: The Case of Platinum for Zimbabwe

The commodity sector plays a significant role in Zimbabwe, accounting for an average of 19.9 percent of GDP, 50.7 percent of merchandise exports, about 36.2 percent of total formal sector employment and at least 5 percent of total government tax r…

Bond Issuance and the Current Debt Levels in Sub Saharan Africa

After the global financial and economic crisis of 2008, there has been a substantial increase in sovereign bond issuance in Sub Saharan Africa. The total value of bonds issued increased by over 620% from $1 billion in 2011 to $6.2 billion in 2014.…

Alignment of Legislation Impacting Public Finance Management (PFM) in Zimbabwe

This policy brief proposes a set of recommendations on the alignment of the legislation impacting Public Finance Management in Zimbabwe. According to the Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability (PEFA) Secretariat, public finance management e…

Recommendation Submitted by AFRODAD to the Independent Experts Meeting on Finance, Monetary Affairs, Economic Planning and Integration

PPPs are increasingly promoted as a way to finance development projects and as a new way to entice the private sector to finance public projects. Following the FFD conference in Addis Ababa in 2015, there has been an increased urgency by many Afri…

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