Fabric of Reform
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Video Synopsis
Background
Pre Activities
Post Activities
    Research Activities

Resources
Cameroon
Côte D’Ivoire
Mali
Economic and
Financial Indicators

Glossary


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A STUDY GUIDE TO
The Fabric of Reform
An IMF Video on Exploring Economic Change
in Western Africa

This guide is designed to facilitate classroom use of The Fabric of Reform, a 30-minute educational video created by the International Monetary Fund. It is intended for use with students in economics and international relations courses at the secondary and postsecondary levels.

Student Objectives

  • Outline the economic reforms initiated in the mid-1990s by the governments of three countries in West Africa — Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, and Mali.

  • Explain the effects of currency devaluation and structural adjustment on economic activity in these countries.

  • Identify the steps governments in these countries are taking to promote economic development, raise standards of living, and reduce poverty.
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