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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:

20 Oct 2014 description

Strong Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa, but Pockets of Difficulty

  • Infrastructure, services, agriculture driving growth in most economies
  • Positive outlook overshadowed by Ebola impact in affected countries
  • Goals are high, inclusive growth and addressing fiscal risks in a few countries

Strong growth in the majority of sub-Saharan Africa’s economies should underpin a robust regional expansion in 2014 and 2015, the IMF said in its regional outlook.

28 Oct 2009 description

Press Release No. 09/373

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Lusaka October 15-28 to conduct the discussions for the 2009 Article IV consultation1 and for the third review of Zambia's Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) with the IMF. The mission met with the Minister of Finance and National Planning, Hon. Situmbeko Musokotwane; Governor of the Bank of Zambia, Dr. Caleb Fundanga; other senior officials; and representatives of the business community, labor unions, civil society, and Zambia's cooperating partners.

04 Sep 2009 description

Press Release No. 09/297

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission visited Zambia August 31-September 4, 2009 to review economic developments in 2009 and the government's plans for the 2010 budget. The mission met with the Minister of Finance and National Planning, Hon. Situmbeko Musokotwane; Governor of the Bank of Zambia, Dr. Caleb Fundanga; other senior officials; as well as with representatives of the business community and Zambia's cooperating partners.

At the conclusion of the visit, Mr.