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08 Oct 2015 description

This year’s Global Monitoring Report, produced jointly by the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, details the progress the world has made towards global development goals and examines the impact of demographic change on achieving these goals.

28 Apr 2015 description

IMF Projects Solid Growth for Sub-Saharan Africa in the Face of Headwinds

Press Release No. 15/179
April 28, 2015

Introducing the April 2015 IMF Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa, Ms. Antoinette Sayeh, Director of the IMF’s African Department commented today:

17 Jan 2006 description

Press Release No. 06/11

Rodrigo de Rato, the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), today issued the following statement on the risk of food shortages in sub-Saharan Africa:

"I note with deep concern the reports of increasing food insecurity in parts of Africa, including reports by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) of the UN, as well as by our own Resident Representatives in sub-Saharan countries in Africa.

03 Oct 2002 description

Public Information Notice (PIN) No. 02/113
Public Information Notices (PINs) are issued, (i) at the request of a member country, following the conclusion of the Article IV consultation for countries seeking to make known the views of the IMF to the public. This action is intended to strengthen IMF surveillance over the economic policies of member countries by increasing the transparency of the IMF's assessment of these policies; and (ii) following policy discussions in the Executive Board at the decision of the Board.

27 Aug 2002 description

Prepared by the Staffs of the IDA and IMF

Approved by Callisto Madavo and Gobind Nankani (IDA)
31 Jul 2002 description

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (FDRE)
Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED)
July, 2002
Addis Ababa
Executive Summary

For some countries, economic growth is the primary policy goal, and poverty reduction is to be achieved through measures complementary to growth. This is not the approach of the Ethiopian government. Poverty reduction is the core objective of the Ethiopian government. Economic growth is the principal, but not the only, means to this objective.

23 Oct 1998 description

Press Release No. 98/51 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 23, 1998

23 Oct 1998 description

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the second annual loan for Ethiopia under the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility (ESAF),1 equivalent to SDR 29.5 million (about US$42 million) to support the government's economic and financial program for the fiscal year 1998-99 (July 8-July 7). The loan will be disbursed in two equal semiannual installments, the first of which is available immediately.