Food Inflation in Sub-Saharan Africa

2021-12-06T16:47:33-05:00December 6, 2021|

Inflation is rising around the world. In sub-Saharan Africa, one item is driving the trend more than others: food prices. Food accounts for roughly 40 percent of the region’s consumption basket—a measure of goods and services used to measure consumer price index (CPI) inflation.

The Policymaker’s Trilemma

2021-11-05T09:50:54-04:00May 12, 2021|

By Abebe Aemro Selassie and Andrew Tiffin

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Imagine you’re a policymaker in sub-Saharan Africa. You’ve been charged with lifting your country out of the worst health crisis in living memory, and nobody around you knows when it will end—the second wave that gripped the region earlier in the year has eased, but many countries are nonetheless bracing for further waves as winter approaches. […]

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