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Righting The Ills Of Budget Preparation, Implementation And Oversight In Ghana

"Perennial budget overruns and their adverse effects on the economy have attracted widespread concerns. Motivated by these concerns, this paper assesses institutional processes, arrangements and the legal framework for budget preparation, implementa…

Private Sector Investment in Sierra Leone: An analysis of the Macroeconomic Determinants

Many developing countries experienced a downturn in economic growth in the early 1980s. In Africa, the growth rate of income per capita fell significantly following persistent decline in domestic investment. For Sierra Leone, private investment as…

The Nigerian Economy Reforms, Emerging Trends and Prospects

This paper sought to provide some understanding of the Nigerian economy in a clear, simple and concise form. Though the Nigerian economy has a complex history that can hardly be exhausted in a monograph, the authors attempted to have a comprehensiv…

Towards a New 'Washington Consensus'? South Africa, The G20 Leaders' Summit and the Financial Crisis

To the apparent surprise of G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank governors meeting in Washington during the annual October gathering in 2008, George Bush, outgoing President of the United States of America (US), proposed that a formal summit of G2…

Improving Fiscal Management in Ghana: The Role of Fiscal Policy Rules

This paper discusses the role of fiscal policy rules in promoting fiscal discipline and transparency in Ghana. The adoption of fiscal policy rules and independent fiscal policy councils are investigated and whether it can help improve fiscal perform…

Exchange Rate Regimes and Inflation in Tanzania

"The study examines the influence of the major determinants of inflation with a particular focus on the role of exchange rate policy changes. The gradual change in policy orientation from “controls” to “market” in Tanzania is associated with a chang…

Macroeconomic Approaches to Identifying the Effects of Health on Output, Growth and Poverty

"The research project as a whole is focused on causal relationships running from health to productivity and poverty reduction with the aim of informing health policy. This framework paper deals with research possibilities in the field of macroeconom…

Mitigating the Effects of the Credit Crunch through Trade: The Case of Uganda

"This paper analyzes how Uganda could exploit export market diversification as one of the possible responses to the potential impacts of the global financial crisis. It provides an overview of the possible impact of the crisis on the macroeconomic o…

Performance and Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises in Botswana

"Small and Medium Enterprises play a crucial role in achieving the industrial and economic development objectives of an economy. SME's play an important role in employment creation, especially for the unskilled and semi skilled. They also possess th…

Green Finance Mechanisms in Developing Countries: Emerging Practice

To counter the devastating impact of COVID-19, calls are growing for countries to ‘build back better’ in an effort to create a more inclusive and sustainable economy that is climate resilient. Africa is facing glaring development and climate risk ch…

Impacts de la Covid-19 sur L’économie Marocaine: Un Premier Bilan / Impacts of Covid-19 on the Moroccan Economy: A First Assessment

The Moroccan economy is facing an extremely difficult and complex 2020. The crisis caused by the Covid-19 shock is unique, multi-faceted and fundamentally different from previous crises. It alters the manufacturing system by a dual shock of supply a…

Diagnostic stratégique de l’émergence de l’Afrique du Sud / Strategic analysis of South Africa's economic development

The purpose of this paper is to conduct a strategic diagnosis of South Africa's economy. This diagnosis of the South African economy was carried out using Moubarack Lô's (2017) theory of economic development. Three indices are associated with this t…

Sustainability of the Current Account in Malawi

Persistent current account imbalances in many developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America and recently in the US have excited considerable interest among economists and policy makers seeking to have a clear understanding of the role and i…

The Dynamics of Horizontal Economic Inequality in Countries Affected by Ethnic Conflict

This paper examines the dynamics of horizontal inequality in countries that have experienced ethnic conflict. This contrasts with previous studies which have focused on the effect of inequality on conflict. Understanding how conflict affects inequal…

Fiscal Policy and Monetary Integration in the ECOWAS

Those with dissenting views regarding the structure of monetary union arrangement in the ECOWAS often argue that the macroeconomic convergence criteria have hampered the ability of countries in the region to stabilize their economies with appropriat…

The Dynamics of Horizontal Economic Inequality in Countries Affected by Ethnic Conflict - Policy Brief

This paper examines the dynamics of horizontal inequality in countries that have experienced ethnic conflict. This contrasts with previous studies which have focused on the effect of inequality on conflict. Understanding how conflict affects inequal…

Fiscal Policy and Monetary Integration in the ECOWAS - Policy Brief

Those with dissenting views regarding the structure of monetary union arrangement in the ECOWAS often argue that the macroeconomic convergence criteria have hampered the ability of countries in the region to stabilize their economies with appropriat…

Politique Fiscale et Intégration Monétaire au Sein de la Cedeao / Fiscal Policy and Monetary Integration in the ECOWAS

Those with dissenting views regarding the structure of monetary union arrangement in the ECOWAS often argue that the macroeconomic convergence criteria have hampered the ability of countries in the region to stabilize their economies with appropriat…

Banking Industry Competition and Stability in Zimbabwe - Policy Brief

The study investigates the impact of changes in banking industry competition on the industry's stability in Zimbabwe using a sample of eighteen banks for the period 2009-2017. The period of study coincides with an era when the country experienced gr…

Concurrence et Stabilité du Secteur Bancaire au Zimbabwe / Banking Industry Competition and Stability in Zimbabwe

The study investigates the impact of changes in banking industry competition on the industry's stability in Zimbabwe using a sample of eighteen banks for the period 2009-2017. The period of study coincides with an era when the country experienced gr…

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