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Liberia : Strategic Policy Options for Medium Term Growth and Development

ABSOLUTE VALUE ACCOUNTING ACCUMULATION OF CAPITAL ADDITIONAL UNIT OF CAPITAL AGRICULTURAL SECTORS AGRICULTURE BALANCE OF PAYMENTS BALANCE OF PAYMENTS DEFICIT BENCHMARK BUDGET CONSTRAINT BUDGET CONSTRAINTS CAPITAL ACCOUNT CAPITAL FORMATION CAPITAL INTENSITY CAPITAL STOCK CAPITAL STOCKS CENTRAL BANK COMMODITIES COMMODITY COMMODITY MARKETS CONSUMPTION DECISIONS CONSUMPTION GROWTH CREDIT FACILITY CURRENCY CURRENT ACCOUNT CURRENT ACCOUNT DEFICIT DATA AVAILABILITY DEBT DEBT CAPITAL DEBT INTEREST DEBT STOCK DEBT STOCKS DEMAND CURVES DEMAND DECLINES DEPRECIATION DEPRECIATION RATE DEPRECIATION RATES DEVELOPING COUNTRY DEVELOPMENT POLICIES DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY DISPOSABLE INCOME DOMESTIC BORROWING DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION DOMESTIC DEBT DOMESTIC DEMAND DOMESTIC ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES DOMESTIC MARKET DOMESTIC MARKETS DOMESTIC PRICE DOMESTIC PRICE LEVELS DOMESTIC PRICES DOMESTIC SAVINGS DONOR RESOURCES ECONOMIC ACTIVITIES ECONOMIC GROWTH EDUCATION SPENDING EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENTS ELASTICITY ELASTICITY OF SUBSTITUTION EXPORTS EXTERNAL BALANCE FACTOR DEMAND FACTOR MARKETS FACTORS OF PRODUCTION FINANCES FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT FINANCIAL RESOURCES FIXED INVESTMENT FOREIGN DEBT FOREIGN DEBTS FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT FOREIGN EXCHANGE FOREIGN GOVERNMENT FOREIGN INTEREST FOREIGN TRANSACTIONS FULL EMPLOYMENT GDP GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM GENERAL EQUILIBRIUM MODEL GINI COEFFICIENT GOLD GOVERNMENT BORROWING GOVERNMENT BUDGET GOVERNMENT CAPACITY GOVERNMENT DEBT GOVERNMENT INVESTMENTS GOVERNMENT REVENUE GOVERNMENT SPENDING GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT GROSS NATIONAL INCOME GROSS NATIONAL SAVINGS GROWTH RATE HOLDINGS HOUSEHOLDS HUMAN DEVELOPMENT IMPORT IMPORT GROWTH IMPORT TARIFFS IMPORTS INCOMES INEQUALITY INFORMATION SERVICES INITIAL INVESTMENT INTEREST PAYMENTS INTERNAL RATES OF RETURN INVESTMENT CLIMATE INVESTMENT FINANCING INVESTMENT FLOW INVESTMENT SPENDING LABOR FORCE LABOR MARKET LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES MACROECONOMIC MANAGEMENT MACROECONOMICS MARGINAL PRODUCTIVITY MARGINAL VALUE MARKET PRICES MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRY MONETARY FUND NATIONAL ECONOMY NATIONAL INCOME NATURAL RESOURCES OPERATIONAL EFFICIENCY OUTPUT OUTPUTS OUTTURN OUTTURNS PAYMENT FLOWS POVERTY REDUCTION PRICE CHANGE PRICE CHANGES PRICE LEVELS PRIVATE CAPITAL PRIVATE INVESTMENT PRIVATE SAVINGS PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT PRODUCTIVITY INCREASES PROFIT MAXIMIZATION PUBLIC POLICY PUBLIC SPENDING RAPID EXPANSION RAPID GROWTH RATES FOR EXPORTS REAL APPRECIATION REAL COST REAL EXCHANGE RATE REAL GDP REAL GROWTH RATES REAL INTEREST REAL INTEREST RATES RECEIPT RECEIPTS RELATIVE PRICE RELATIVE PRICES RETURNS SALES REVENUE SAVINGS SAVINGS RATE SHARE OF INVESTMENTS SLOW GROWTH SMALL COUNTRY STOCK CHANGE SUPPLY CURVE SUPPLY CURVES SUPPLY SIDE SURPLUS TAX TAX RATE TAX RATES TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOTAL FACTOR PRODUCTIVITY TRADE DEFICIT TRADE TRANSACTIONS TRANSACTIONS COSTS UNCERTAINTY UNEMPLOYMENT UNEMPLOYMENT RATE WAGES WEIGHTS WORLD DEVELOPMENT INDICATORS WORLD MARKETS WORLD PRICE WORLD PRICES
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Washington, DC
Africa | Liberia
2013-03-07T18:52:03Z | 2013-03-07T18:52:03Z | 2012-03-15

This paper explores Liberia's policy options in support of the development of a Medium-Term Growth and Development Strategy (MTGDS) for 2013-2017 and its national vision, Liberia Rising 2030. At issue is the mismatch between available fiscal space and the enormous development needs that the government must resolve as it prepares to transform the economy into a middle-income country by 2040. This dilemma calls for the new administration to make trade-offs among various priorities if it is to achieve its aspirations. For this purpose, a Liberian version of a single-country Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model, MAMS (Maquette for Millennium Development Goal, or MDG simulations), was developed and informed by analytical studies as well as sector strategies prepared in support of Liberia's MTGDS. This paper examines the likely impacts on macroeconomic and social indicators of alternate strategic policy scenarios. A base scenario (designed to represent a central case for the evolution of Liberia's economy up to 2030) was first established, and thereafter a set of different assumptions were introduced for the mining sector, government spending on infrastructure and human development, and foreign borrowing. The paper is organized into five sections including this introduction. Section two presents the basic features of MAMS. The simulation analysis, which is the focus of the paper, is covered in the next two sections: the base scenario in section three and a set of alternative scenarios, which are contrasted with the base scenario, in section four. The final section summarizes the main findings and conclusion. Appendices one and two include a set of figures with selected simulation results and a brief discussion of the Liberian database for MAMS, respectively.

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