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West African Economic and Monetary Union :, Staff Report on Common Policies of Member Countries—Regional Consultation on Economic Issues and Policies—Staff Report, Public Information Notice Informational Annex, Staff Statement, Executive Director’s Statement

In 2010, average inflation has remained low in all West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) countries, but has edged up in the second half of the year. After a moderate fiscal easing by about 1½ percentage points of GDP in 2009, mostly the result of higher capital spending, the area-wide average deficit is estimated to have declined slightly to 3.1 percent of GDP in 2010. A compression of imports in 2009, the region’s external current account deficit is estimated to have returned to about 5½ percent of GDP in 2010
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; Executive Summary; I. An Ongoing Recovery: Recent Economic Developments and Outlook; Figures; 1. Recent Economic Developments, 2000-2010; Boxes; 1. The Economic Impact of the Crisis in Côte d'Ivoire on the WAEMU region; II. Policy Discussions; A. Fiscal Policies to Support Growth; 2. Medium-Term Outlook, 2009-2015; 3. Comparing WAEMU to SSA High-Growth Non-Oil Exporters; 4. Fiscal Developments, 2009-2011; B. Monetary Policy to Maintain Low Inflation; 2. The New Institutional Framework of the BCEAO: Some Key Changes; 5. Monetary Policy and Inflation, 2007-2010
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