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Working PaperCOVID-19: macroeconomic dimensions in the developing world
The COVID-19 pandemic represents an unprecedented global crisis. The task for economic policy is to help keep people alive, enterprises afloat, and households out of poverty. The pandemic has macroeconomic dimensions...commodities COVID-19 Debts
Book ChapterThe boom, the bust, and the dynamics of oil resource management in Ghana
From the book: Mining for ChangeOil Petroleum revenues diversification
Book ChapterUnemployment, Employment and Development
From the book: Asian TransformationsLabor Employment Economic growth
Book ChapterOil discovery and macroeconomic management: The recent Ghanaian experience
From the book: Extractive IndustriesGhana Macroeconomic policy Oil
Working PaperEmployment and development in Asia
How have economic development, employment, and labour markets in Asian countries interacted since the publication of Myrdal’s Asian Drama?...Labor Employment Economic growth
Working PaperThe boom, the bust, and the dynamics of oil resource management in Ghana
Oil resources are neither a curse nor a blessing. The sound management of these resources can make them beneficial or otherwise...Oil Petroleum revenues diversification
BlogMozambique: Improving our understanding of the potential of manufacturing
Mozambique’s manufacturing industry is facing many challenges. Nevertheless, we should not underestimate its linkages to the rest of the economy and its potential in terms of job creation and structural transformation...Manufacturing firms Manufacturing Manufacturing industries
BlogObstacles for Mozambique’s manufacturing firms amplified by macroeconomic disturbances
Mozambique has been facing macroeconomic difficulties since 2015. This has amplified the obstacles for micro, small and medium-sized manufacturing firms, but the actual problems lie deeper ...Manufacturing firms Structural transformation Macroeconomic policy
AboutSA-TIED work stream 3: Macroeconomic modelling for policy formulation
National Treasury (NT) is central to macroeconomic policy in South Africa and holds a key role in maintaining macroeconomic stability. This work stream is designed to further strengthen the capacity of NT, alongside other actors in the region, and...Econometric models (Macroeconomics) Macroeconomic policy Macroeconomic planning
Working PaperOil discovery and macroeconomic management: The recent Ghanaian experience
This paper analyses the evolution of fiscal and monetary variables in Ghana, from the discovery of oil in 2007 through to 2014...Ghana Macroeconomic policy Oil