Benin : Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement-An Update

Publication Date: February 25, 2011
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Summary: Benin, a member of the CFA franc zone, has experienced uneven economic progress over the last several decades. It has a long history of engagement with the IMF. This ex post assessment update covers primarily the implementation of the program supported by the 2005–09 poverty reduction growth facility (PRGF) arrangement. In the fiscal area, the overall objective was to increase poverty-reducing spending while maintaining the sustainability of public debt. Prior to the global financial crisis, Benin's economic growth accelerated steadily. External shocks explain some of the growth's underperformance.
Series: Country Report No. 11/55
Frequency: Biannually
Subject(s): Economic growth | Economic indicators | Ex post assessments | Government expenditures | Longer-term program engagement | Tax administration | Tax collection | Tax revenues | West African Economic and Monetary Union

Publication Date: February 25, 2011
ISBN/ISSN: 9781455220021/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1BENEA2011001 Pages: 26
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