West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) : Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries

Publication Date: April 03, 2013
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Summary: Military coups that occurred in Guinea-Bissau and Mali caused economic disruption in the WAEMU countries. Regional policies have been in line with the recommendations, and growth is expected to remain robust, risks are on the downside, and the macroeconomic policy is appropriate. Preserving debt sustainability and stability of the Union in the medium term requires better coordination of fiscal policies. Development of the financial system, and strengthening of the regulatory and supervisory framework is necessary to address existing and new risks.
Series: Country Report No. 13/92
Subject(s): Economic growth | West African Economic and Monetary Union | Central American Bank for Economic Integration | Fiscal policy | Financial systems | Monetary policy | Banking sector | Bank supervision | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Public information notices | West Africa

Notes Also available in French
Publication Date: April 03, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781484368688/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1WAUEA2013001 Pages: 106
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