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Sub-Saharan Africa Getting a Grip on Inflation

September 10, 2015

Shoppers at high-end clothing market in Soweto, South Africa (Per-Anders Pettersson/Corbis)

Inflation can determine a currency’s purchasing power as high inflation means rising prices. But what drives inflation differs from region to region. In this podcast we talk with Oral Williams, IMF Mission Chief for Malawi and coauthor of a new research paper that shows the drivers of inflation are changing in sub-Saharan Africa.

Oral H. Williams, Area Deputy Division Chief in the Africa Department and IMF Mission Chief for Malawi