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BIDPA Briefing 2nd Quarter 2004

"In this BIDPA Briefing issue we discuss the trends in Botswana’s exports for the period 1997 to 2001 using the latest available data disaggregated at the 4 digit level of the Harmonised System (HS4). The high credit ratings that have been awa...

BIDPA Briefing 4th Quarter 2002

"This issue of the BIDPA Briefing gives a review of FDI inflows into Botswana which have been largely dominated by investment in manufacturing activity linked to the mining sector. Although investment in the mining sector has earned high rates of ...

BIDPA Briefing 3rd Quarter 2002

"In this issue of the briefing the impressive performance in the telecommunications sector is highlighted and the question is asked whether a precedent will be set for a broader microeconomic reform. Also discussed are the amendments to the Africa...

BIDPA Briefing 2nd Quarter 2002

"In this issue of the BIDPA briefing, we note that the newly introduced VAT, imposed on property transactions and building materials, and the long standing Transfer Duty appear less supportive of the National Housing Policy, and the Vision 2016 in...

BIDPA Briefing 1st Quarter 2002

"In this issue of the BIDPA briefing, we note that the growth in government spending may be unsustainable if not complemented by a rise in the economy's productive capacity. This reinforces the need for the country to expedite its efforts to diver...

BIDPA Briefing 4th Quarter 2001

"The 9th National Development Plan is under preparation. Such a plan provides an opportunity for all stakeholders to address the most critical policy issues facing the nation. The fight against HIV/AIDS and the need for sustainable diversification...

BIDPA Briefing 1st Quarter 2000

"As noted in the BIDPA Briefing on the 2000 Budget, the Government plans to reduce the rate of growth of government spending quite drastically. The budget estimates for 2000/01 show that government spending will increase by only 3%, compared with...

Deepening Integration in Botswana - a Benchmark for the Region

"The basic objective of the study, is to provide a broad stock-taking of the status of the policy frameworks of Botswana, especially with respect to the targets set out in the Memorandum of Understanding on Macroeconomic Stability and Convergence,...

OSSREA Bulletin Vol 7 No 3

In this bulletin several workshops held by OSSREA were discussed as well as the launching of NBRP books as well as a strategic plan for 2011-2015. Featured articles included : Is the Adoption of Multicurrency System a Panacea to Urban Dwellers’ So...

Trade, Industrial Policy and Exchange Rates in South Africa

"South Africa’s trade, industrial and exchange rate policies have been the subject of substantial public debate in recent months, not least owing to the impact of the 2008–10 global financial crisis. On the trade and industrial policy fronts a sub...

Nigeria Economic Review Second Quarter Report 2016

An overview of the Nigerian economy is presented in this report by examining key macroeconomic indicators, external sector performance and key domestic sector performance in 2016Q2. The evidence presented shows that the internal and external secto...

The Mist of Central Bank Balance Sheets

The central banks of large and emerging market economies have recently gone through a period of extraordinary expansion of balance sheets. Currently, they are all now possibly facing a transition to less abnormal times. The fact that one group, ho...

Macroeconomic Policy Formation in Senegal : Challenges in Formation and Coordination

This paper presented a framework of economic policy formulation in Senegal from 1960 to 2012, with special emphasis on the years from 2000. Political, social and economic objectives of these policies are identified. Subsequently, the role of the ...

Union Monétaire et Coordination des Politiques économiques : Estimations dans les Pays de la Zone Franc / Monetary Union and Coordination of Economic Policies: Estimates in the Countries of the Franc Zone

While being located in a heterogeneous monetary union, this paper analyzed the effects of the coordination related to the type of mode of co-operation in the countries of zone CFA. The analysis was carried out using a N country model of coordinati...

What Happened to World Trade?

Since the aftermath of the global financial crisis, 2015 can be regarded as one of the worst years for world trade, with figures exhibiting a decline of almost 14% in dollar value terms. In fact, world trade volumes have lagged behind GDP growth s...

Un Modèle Macro économétrique du Sénégal / A Macro Econometric Model of Senegal

The aim of this research was to propose a macroeconomic model of Senegal that was to provide a theoretical framework for the Senegalese economy and to give the authorities more visibility on the effectiveness of different economic policies they wo...

Towards An Inflation Targeting Regime in Zambia

In this paper, the author seeks to discuss the conduct of monetary policy in an inflation targeting framework. The objective is to understand structural and institutional nuances in settings where this framework is successful in controlling inflat...

Zimbabweans Still Dissatisfied with the Economy and Doubt Usefulness of Bond Notes

Zimbabwe’s economic meltdown remains an enormous challenge affecting citizens from all walks of life. The government’s 2009 introduction of various foreign currencies was welcomed by many Zimbabweans who, after years of hyperinflation, witnessed...

Linkages and Interdependence in Moroccan Regions

Input-output tables provide a rich source of information about the structure of economies that is not available from other frameworks. In addition to providing key information for the analysis of linkages between activities (and regions), the tabl...

Fiscal Decentralization and Macroeconomic Management in Ethiopia

"This paper attempts to evaluate the recent moves to decentralize fiscal powers to the regions to see to what extent they can affect the conditions for macroeconomic management in the country, given the ongoing economic reform programme that emph...

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