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Author Martinez, Marcelo, author

Title The quality of the recent high-growth episode in sub-Saharan Africa / Marcelo Martinez and Montfort Mlachila
Published [Washington, D.C.] : International Monetary Fund, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (36 pages) : color illustrations
Series IMF working paper ; WP/13/53
IMF working paper ; WP/13/53
Summary "The paper explores the quality of the recent high-growth episode in sub-Saharan Africa by examining the following two questions: (i) what has been the nature and pattern of SSA growth over the past 15 years and how does it compare with previous episodes? (ii) has this growth had an impact on socially desirable outcomes, for example, improvements in health, education and poverty indicators? To do this, the paper first examines various aspects of the fundamentals of growth in SSA -- levels, volatility, sources, etc. -- according to various country analytical groupings. Second, it explores the extent to which the growth has been accompanied by improvements in social indicators. The paper finds that the quality of growth in SSA over the past 15 years has unambiguously improved, although progress in social indicators has been uneven"--Page 2 of pdf
Notes "African Department"--Page 2 of pdf
"February 2013"--Page 2 of pdf
Title from PDF title page (IMF Web site, viewed Feb. 26, 2013)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 32-35)
Subject Economic development -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Social indicators -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Form Electronic book
Author Mlachila, Montfort, author
International Monetary Fund. African Department.
ISBN 1475552157 (electronic bk.)
9781475552157 (electronic bk.)