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Central African Republic Economic Update : Strengthening Domestic Revenue Mobilization to Sustain Growth in a Fragile State (French)

The Central African Republic (CAR) economy continues on a downward path. With an average GDP growth per capita of -0.8 percent, CAR has not experienced an episode of sustained growth since its independence. ... See More +

Report 137621 NOV 01, 2019

Coulibaly,Souleymane; Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou English Disclosed

Why Some Countries Can Escape the Fiscal Pro-Cyclicality Trap and Others Cannot ? (English)

This paper analyzes the procyclicality of fiscal policy on the tax and spending sides in a sample of 116 developing countries between 2000 and 2016. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8963 AUG 06, 2019

Herrera Aguilera,Santiago; Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou; Mandon,Pierre Jean-Claude Disclosed

Trust to Pay ? Tax Morale and Trust in Africa (English)

Although low tax morale hits developing countries hardest, little is known about its determinants in those countries. This paper examines the impact of trust in public institutions and the neighborhood on individual tax morale in four African countries: Algeria, Ghana, Morocco, and Nigeria. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8968 AUG 06, 2019

Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou Disclosed

Central African Republic Economic Update : Strengthening Domestic Revenue Mobilization to Sustain Growth in a Fragile State (English)

The Central African Republic (CAR) economy continues on a downward path. With an average GDP growth per capita of -0.8 percent, CAR has not experienced an episode of sustained growth since its independence. ... See More +

Report 137621 JAN 05, 2019

Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou; Coulibaly,Souleymane French Disclosed

Tax Evasion in Africa and Latin America : the role of distortionary infrastructures and policies (English)

This paper examines the impact of the quality of the business environment as well as the monitoring capacity of the tax agency on firms' tax evasion and production decisions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8522 JUL 11, 2018

Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou; Goyette,Jonathan Disclosed

Structural reforms and firms' productivity : evidence from developing countries (English)

This paper assesses the effects of selected structural reforms on labor productivity growth for 37 developing countries over 2006-14. It combines newly constructed reform indexes using the International Monetary Fund's Monitoring of Fund Arrangements data set and firm-level productivity from the World Bank Enterprise Surveys. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8308 JAN 18, 2018

Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou; Tapsoba,Sampawende J.-A. Disclosed

Leapfrogging : the key to Africa's development - from constraints to investment opportunities (English)

Despite sustained economic growth over the past two decades, Sub-Saharan Africa faces massive challenges and significant gaps in many development outcomes. ... See More +

Working Paper 119849 SEP 20, 2017

Blimpo,Moussa Pouguinimpo; Minges,Michael; Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou; Azomahou,Theophile Thomas; Lartey,Emmanuel Kwasi Koranteng; Meniago,Christelle; Buitano,Mapi M.; Zeufack,Albert G. Disclosed

Productivity in the non-oil sector in Nigeria : firm-level evidence (English)

This paper examines the determinants of the productivity of Nigerian firms, using three waves of Enterprise Surveys from 2007, 2009, and 2014 and 7,670 firms. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS8145 JUL 12, 2017

Herrera,Santiago; Kouame,Wilfried Anicet Kouakou Disclosed