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09 Aug 2010 description

Under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, the IMF holds bilateral discussions with members, usually every year. In the context of the 2010 Article IV consultation with Haiti, the following documents have been released and are included in this package:

- The staff report for the 2010 Article IV consultation, prepared by a staff team of the IMF, following discussions that ended on May 28, 2010, with the officials of Haiti on economic developments and policies. Based on information available at the time of these discussions, the staff report was completed on June 30, 2010.

21 Jul 2010 description

Communiqué de presse No. 10/299

le 21 juillet 2010

Le Conseil d'administration du Fonds monétaire international (FMI) a approuvé aujourd'hui l'annulation totale de l'encours des engagements d'Haïti envers le FMI, qui avoisinent 178 millions de DTS (soit 268 millions de dollars EU).

21 Jul 2010 description

Après le tremblement de terre dévastateur en Haïti, le FMI a créé le Fonds fiduciaire pour l'allégement de la dette après une catastrophe (ADAC) qui permet à l'institution de participer aux efforts d'allégement de la dette de la communauté internationale en faveur des pays très pauvres qui sont frappés par les catastrophes naturelles les plus destructrices.

21 Jul 2010 description

Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti, the IMF established a Post-Catastrophe Debt Relief (PCDR) Trust that allows the Fund to join international debt relief efforts for very poor countries that are hit by the most catastrophic of natural disasters. Such debt relief is intended to free up additional resources to meet exceptional balance of payments needs created by the disaster and the recovery, complementing fresh donor financing and the Fund's concessional liquidity support.

Purpose of the PCDR.

21 Jul 2010 description

Press Release No. 10/299

July 21, 2010

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today approved the full cancellation of Haiti's outstanding liabilities to the Fund, of about SDR 178 million (equivalent to US$268 million).

24 Feb 2010 description

Press Release No. 10/59

February 24, 2010

The following statement has been issued today by an International Monetary Fund (IMF) spokesperson:

"The Management and staff of the International Monetary Fund and the Central Bank of the Republic of Haiti discussed a proposal prepared by the Haitian authorities to maintain financial stability and restart private sector credit.

"This proposal will be critical to allowing the private sector to fully play its role in rebuilding the economy and providing jobs, in the context of the broader reconstruction and economic recovery.

29 Jan 2010 description

With Corinne Deléchat, Haiti Mission Chief in the Western Hemisphere Department, and Andreas Adriano, External Relations officer

Washington, D.C.

January 27, 2010

MR. ADRIANO: Good afternoon to everybody and thank you for dialing into this conference call on the IMF's approval of $100 million emergency aid to Haiti. I would like to introduce Corinne Deléchat. She's the Mission Chief for Haiti in the Western Hemisphere Department at the IMF, and she will be ready to take questions after. Do you want to make some initial comments?

MS.

27 Jan 2010 description

Le Conseil d'administration du Fonds monétaire international a achevé aujourd'hui la sixième et dernière revue de l'accord avec Haïti appuyé par la facilité élargie de crédit (FEC) et approuvé une augmentation de 65,5 millions de DTS (équivalant à environ 102 millions de dollars EU) du financement disponible au titre de cette facilité, pour aider Haïti à faire face aux conséquences du gigantesque séisme qui a dévasté le pays le 12 janvier 2010.

27 Jan 2010 description

Communiqué de presse n° 10/17

Le Conseil d'administration du Fonds monétaire international a achevé aujourd'hui la sixième et dernière revue de l'accord avec Haïti appuyé par la facilité élargie de crédit (FEC) et approuvé une augmentation de 65,5 millions de DTS (équivalant à environ 102 millions de dollars EU) du financement disponible au titre de cette facilité, pour aider Haïti à faire face aux conséquences du gigantesque séisme qui a dévasté le pays le 12 janvier 2010.

27 Jan 2010 description

Press Release No. 10/17

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund today completed the sixth and final review under Haiti's Extended Credit Facility and approved an SDR 65.5 million (equivalent to about US$102 million) augmentation to the facility, that will help Haiti cope with the aftermath of the massive and disastrous earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010.

20 Jan 2010 description
  • IMF head calls for major international aid plan to rebuild Haiti

    - IMF has promised initial $100 million as emergency funding

    - Urges donors to grant additional debt relief

    The head of the IMF has called for a major multilateral aid plan to rebuild the shattered Caribbean island of Haiti where the fight is still on to save lives after a devastating earthquake.

    "My belief is that Haiti- which has been incredibly hit by different things-the food and fuel prices crisis, then the hurricane, then the earthquake-needs something that is big.

20 Jan 2010 description
  • Le Directeur général du FMI préconise un vaste plan d'aide internationale pour reconstruire Haïti

    - Le FMI a promis une première aide d'urgence de 100 millions de dollars EU

    - L'institution engage les bailleurs de fonds à accorder un allègement de dette complémentaire

    À l'heure où les équipes de secours poursuivent leur lutte acharnée pour sauver des vies humaines, le Directeur général du FMI réclame un vaste plan d'aide multilatérale pour reconstruire Haïti sur les décombres du séisme qui a terrassé le pays.

    «Frappé par une incroyable succession de …

14 Jan 2010 description

Communiqué de presse n=B0 10/06 (F)

Le 14 janvier 2010

M.

14 Jan 2010 description

Press Release No. 10/06

Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), announced today that the Fund will provide US$100 million very rapidly in emergency financing to Haiti to assist it in dealing with the aftermath of the massive and devastating earthquake that has hit the country.

"I have asked staff to look into all the possibilities and am pleased to announce that we are able to make US$100 million available very quickly.

13 Jan 2010 description

Press Release No. 10/02

January 13, 2010

Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today on Haiti:

"I am very saddened by the events unfolding in Haiti following what is yet another major natural disaster. On behalf of everyone at the International Monetary Fund, I offer my deepest condolences and best wishes to the victims of this tragedy.