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& Recommendations 5.1 Conclusion 5.2 Recommendations Boxes, Tables and Charts Box 3.1 - Capacity Building Box 3.2 - Project Objectives Box 3.3 - Steering Committee Meetings Box 3.4 - Center Coordinator’s Responsibilities Box 3.5 - Resident Advisors’ Responsibilities Box 3.6 - East AFRITAC - Designing the Work Plan Box 3.7 - West AFRITAC - Designing the Work Plan Box 4.1 - Categories of Interventions by AFRITAC Advisors and Short-Term Experts Box 4.2 - Comparison of AFRITAC and Short HQ Missions Box 4.3 - Comparison of AFRITAC and Peripatetic

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through October 2004. The corresponding figure for West AFRITAC (February–October 2004) was only 10% ( Table 3.3 ). Table 3.3 - Time Allocation of AFRITAC Resident Advisors East West Direct TA 41% 66% Indirect TA 21% 10% Management / meetings 25% 9% Workshops 13% 14% TOTAL 100% 100% Chart 3.1 - Distribution of Time by AFRITAC Resident Advisors (Source: AFRITAC Timesheets) Conversely, West AFRITAC advisors devoted two-thirds of their time to direct TA, compared with

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The evaluation focus was on three main objectives: Assessing whether the AFRITACs have provided value added to beneficiary countries; Assessing the extent to which the AFRITACs’ objectives have been achieved; and Assessing whether the AFRITACs have enhanced cooperation between stakeholders in their respective regions.
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/05–2005/06. 3.2 Statistical techniques Base year obsolete. No regular introduction of new products. Last quotes are carried forward if prices are missing. Documentation incomplete . These problems are currently being addressed. The revision of base year from 1999 to 2000 is ongoing with the support of AFRITAC. This also includes revising the questionnaires and the baskets for commodities. The method for estimation of the missing values will also be reviewed during 2003/04 in accordance with the PPI manual as well as Technical Assistance from an IMF AFRITAC advisor. The

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. Severin Kamgna, resident AFRITAC advisors; and with Mr. Jacques Morisset, chief economist and program director for Côte d’Ivoire at the World Bank and Ms. Amina Coulibaly, economist. The mission would like to thank the Ivoirian authorities for their warm welcome and their availability during this mission. In particular, they would like to thank Mr. Hilaire Séa for his time and much appreciated support in the organization of the mission. The mission would also like to thank Mr. José Gijon, IMF resident representative, Mr. Hermann Yohou, local economist, and Ms

Mr. Patrick Fossat and Mr. Michel Bua

after the creation of three African Technical Assistance Centers (AFRITACs): West AFRITAC 10 in Bamako in June 2003, Central AFRITAC 11 in Libreville in 2007, and South AFRITAC 12 in Port Louis in 2011. The AFRITACs’ technical assistance programs include short-term missions (one to three weeks) undertaken by the AFRITAC advisors 13 and/or international experts, and regional workshops. Until 2005, the tax reforms most frequently supported by IMF technical assistance were the preparations for adoption of VAT, establishment of a large taxpayer office, and

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.
This paper discusses Seychelles’ Third Review Under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria (PC). All PCs for end-June 2015, the program’s third test date, were met. Based on preliminary data, all the third-quarter indicative targets were also met. The structural agenda is proceeding, albeit with some delays. Growth for 2015 has been revised upward to slightly more than 4 percent. Presidential elections are taking place during December 3–5. The IMF staff recommends completion of the third review under the Extended Arrangement and modification of the PCs for end-December 2015.
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released at the end of 2015. 52. In addition data from the 2013 HBS will be used to compile GDP by expenditure (GDP (E)). This is being done with assistance from the IMF-AFRITAC South institute. All data sources for using the GDP (E) approach, and methodology, are being reviewed by the new IMF AFRITAC advisor on Real Sector statistics. /s/ /s/ Jean-Paul Adam Caroline Abel Minister of Finance, Trade and the Blue Governor Economy Central Bank of Seychelles Republic of Seychelles Attachment: Technical Memorandum

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This Technical Assistance Report discusses the findings and recommendations made by the IMF mission about modernizing the analysis, monitoring and disclosure of fiscal risks in Côte d’Ivoire. It was found that existing practices for identifying, monitoring and disclosing fiscal risks are still limited and fall below emerging country standards. There is no centralized process, at the level of the economic and financial ministries, no comprehensive identification, quantification and, even less so, monitoring of fiscal risks. Efforts should continue in the direction of proactive management of fiscal risks. Such management would be a determining factor in maintaining the strong economic dynamic of the Ivoirian economy.
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, legal and regulatory framework for public debt management; (ii) improve debt management strategy and reporting; (iii) strengthen analytical and operational capabilities of debt managers; and (iv) develop DSA capacities of staff. • Milestones: (i) Review improvements of the institutional and regulatory framework for public debt management; (ii) improve debt management strategy; and (iii) strengthen reporting on debt. • Input: AFRITAC advisor and experts visits on debt management with support from HQ on: (i) the institutional, legal and regulatory