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Niger :, 2008 Article IV Consultation and First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waivers and Modification of Performance Criteria: Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Niger

The staff report for Niger’s 2008 Article IV Consultation, first review under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and request for Waivers and Modification of Performance Criteria is discussed. The authorities initially suspended taxes on critical foodstuffs but also relied on targeted interventions for vulnerable groups, which made it possible to end the tax suspensions in September. They also froze the retail price of petroleum products, in effect suspending part of the tax on fuel
Table Of Contents
Cover; CONTENTS; Executive Summary; I. Background; II. Recent Developments and Performance Under the Program; Boxes; 1. Large Investment Projects; III. Medium-Term Outlook and Policy Discussions; A. Medium-term Macroeconomic Framework and Growth Prospects; 2. Impact of the World Financial Crisis and Economic Downturn on Niger; 3. Niger: Policy Response to Rising Food and Fuel Price; 4. The Macroeconomic Impact of Scaled-up Aid in Niger; B. Exchange Rate Assessment and International Competitiveness; C. Food Security; 5. Assessing External Competitiveness in Niger
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non fiction
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