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Updated October 5, 2015
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|September 10, 2015 -- Podcast : Sub-Saharan Africa Getting a Grip on Inflation|
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.
|July 07, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Uganda’s Ambitious Infrastructure Plan Set to Boost Economy|
A ten-year, multibillion-dollar plan to upgrade Uganda’s transportation network and power generation is poised to benefit the east African nation’s citizens and those of neighboring countries, IMF economists say in their regular review of the Ugandan economy.
|February 26, 2015 -- Podcast : Building a Monetary Union in East Africa|
The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community lays out all aspects of the ongoing financial integration process for Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
|October 30, 2014 -- Podcast : Uganda-Capacity Building for Growth|
As Uganda’s economy continues to grow, so does the need for more efficient ways of managing large development projects. The country’s finance minister says the objectives of each program must be clear, for capacity building to be effective. Minister Kiwanuka participated in a Capacity Building seminar earlier this month–watch the webcast.
|April 12, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Energy Revenues to Help Africa Trim ‘Infrastructure Gap’|
New revenue streams from oil and gas would be devoted to investments in roads, railways, ports, and power, African finance officials say. They tell a news briefing that Africa’s “infrastructure gap” will have to be overcome to help achieve inclusive growth.
|December 30, 2013 -- IMF Survey : New Pacts Ease Path Toward East African Single Currency|
Moves toward deeper economic integration among the countries of the East African Community—Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda—gain new impetus from agreements on monetary union and cross-border payments sealed in recent weeks.
|May 07, 2013 -- Podcast : Booms Don’t Last Forever|
In recent years, commodity prices have been riding high, and many commodity dependent countries have benefited from these high prices. But this boon is unlikely to last forever: prices may fall, and nations can run out of key commodities.
|February 28, 2012 -- IMF Survey: IMF Promotes Better Economic Data in Africa|
The IMF is helping a group of sub-Saharan African countries produce and disseminate higher-frequency data on economic growth.
|July 21, 2010 -- IMF Survey: New Financing Sources for Africa's Infrastructure Deficit|
Four African countries aim to boost infrastructure budgets with new financing sources as they chase higher economic growth rates. Policy programs in Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda allow for less concessional financing from development banks, more public-private partnerships; and, potentially, external sovereign bond issues.