Nigeria : Selected Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

April 8, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper discusses a few selected issues of the Nigerian economy—options and strategies for a fiscal rule for oil wealth management, enhancing the effectiveness of monetary policy, and recent developments and prospects of capital flow. Despite its diversified economy, Nigeria’s fiscal policy is heavily dependent on the oil sector. This paper explores options for a formalized rule-based approach to setting a “depoliticized” budget oil price. Two boom-and-bust episodes since early 2000 have highlighted the challenges in the current monetary policy framework. Nigeria has also been characterized by sizable capital outflows, which have diminished recently.

Series:

Country Report No. 16/102

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 8, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475550559/1934-7685

Stock No:

1NGAEA2016002

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

59

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