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29 Jan 2017 description
  • Le FMI continuera de soutenir les efforts déployés pour réaliser une croissance vigoureuse et inclusive, notamment au moyen du prêt de 116 millions de dollars qui a été approuvé récemment

  • La détermination des parties prenantes à jeter les fondations nécessaires pour une croissance vigoureuse et inclusive est impressionnante

  • Pour promouvoir le développement économique et réduire la pauvreté, il convient d’accroître les investissements en faveur des pauvres et de renforcer la gestion des finances publiques

29 Jan 2017 description
  • IMF will continue to support efforts toward robust and inclusive growth, including through the recently approved loan of US$116 million

  • Stakeholders’ determination to lay the needed foundations for robust and inclusive growth is impressive

  • Promoting economic development and reducing poverty will require scaling up pro-poor investment spending and strengthening public financial management

29 Jan 2017 description

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), issued the following statement today in Kampala at the conclusion of her visit to Uganda:

27 Jan 2017 description

By Christoph Duenwald and Farid Talishli
IMF Middle East and Central Asia Department

  • Afghanistan experienced a large influx of refugees in 2016
  • Key policy priorities include financial assistance for returnees, internally displaced people
  • International community to provide humanitarian, financial support amid country's budget constraints

Afghanistan is seeing a surge in returning refugees from Pakistan, Iran, and Europe.

12 Dec 2016 description

This International Monetary Fund (IMF) Policy Paper discusses the vulnerability of small developing States, opportunities for change, and the role of the IMF in reducing disaster risk. While making note of the disproportional risk of disasters for small States, the paper discusses how well-designed domestic policies can reduce the direct human and economic costs of climate change and natural disasters with the help of international financing for risk reduction and response.

16 Sep 2016 description
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Executive Summary

Large-scale conflicts are a major challenge for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).

09 Sep 2016 description

By Francesco Grigoli
IMF Western Hemisphere Department

Ecuador faces huge economic toll after worst earthquake in decades Reconstruction to cost $3.3 billion, growth to contract significantly in 2016 IMF ready to continue supporting Ecuador manage economic challenges The International Monetary Fund has approved and disbursed a $364 emergency loan for Ecuador to help the country finance relief and reconstruction efforts after one of the strongest earthquake in decades.

08 Sep 2016 description

KEY ISSUES

Context: The Israeli-Palestinian peace process remains stalled and it is unclear whether renewed international peace efforts will gain momentum. With domestic political reconciliation deadlocked, the outlook for parliamentary elections is uncertain amid strained security conditions. Reconstruction in Gaza appears to have gathered pace since late 2015, although the humanitarian situation there remains severe.

29 Jul 2016 description
  • IMF approves a US$45 million three-year financial arrangement for Afghanistan

  • The Extended Credit Facility (ECF) is aimed at helping to advance the authorities’ reform agenda, build confidence, and catalyze resources from donors

  • The program supported by the ECF focuses on policies to maintain macro-financial stability and reforms that lay the foundations for private sector development

15 Jul 2016 description
  • Iraqi economy faces double shock of lower oil prices, rising security challenges
  • IMF loan supports Iraqi government’s economic reform program, ensures debt sustainability
  • Program includes measures to protect the poor, curb corruption

The IMF has approved a three-year, $5.34 Billion loan for Iraq focused on implementing economic and financial policies to help the country cope with lower oil prices and ensure debt sustainability. 

28 Jun 2016 description
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Abstract

The exposure of low-income countries to natural disasters has a significant impact on food production and food security. This paper provides a framework for assessing a country’s vulnerability to food crisis in the event of natural disasters. The paper finds that macroeconomic and structural indicators that are crucial for ensuring the resilience of low income countries to adverse external shocks are equally important for minimizing the occurrence of food crisis in the event of natural disasters.

21 Jun 2016 description

Press Release No. 16/295
June 20, 2016

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) today completed the seventh and eighth reviews of Malawi’s economic performance under the program supported by an Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement1.

The Board’s decision enables the immediate disbursement of the equivalent of SDR 54.22 million (about US$ 76.8 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to the equivalent of SDR 119.3 million (about US$ 169.1 million).

10 Jun 2016 description

By Jean-Louis Combes, Rasmané Ouedraogo and Sampawende J.-A. Tapsoba.

Disclaimer: This Working Paper should not be reported as representing the views of the IMF. The views expressed in this Working Paper are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent those of the IMF or IMF policy. Working Papers describe research in progress by the author(s) and are published to elicit comments and to further debate

05 May 2016 description

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2016 Article IV Consultation with Zimbabwe and Third Review Under the Staff Monitored Program

Press Release No. 16/194
May 4, 2016

On May 2, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Zimbabwe.

12 Feb 2016 description

Press Release No. 16/57
February 11, 2016

End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board. This mission will not result in a Board discussion.

04 Nov 2015 description

Press Release No. 15/493
November 3, 2015

End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a visit to a country. The views expressed in this statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF's Executive Board for discussion and decision.

29 Oct 2015 description

Press Release No. 15/483
October 28, 2015

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on October 28, 2015 approved a disbursement of an amount equivalent to SDR 6.15 million (about US$8.7 million) for Dominica to be drawn from the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF).

Following the Executive Board’s discussion of Dominica, Mr. Mitsuhiro Furusawa, Deputy Managing Director and Acting Chair, issued the following statement:

14 Oct 2015 description

Summary: Context. Despite DRC’s abundant natural resources and its robust growth and overall strong macroeconomic performance of the past five years, fiscal space remains limited and poverty widespread. While key social indicators improved, DRC will likely not achieve any of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) by 2015. Implementation of past policy recommendations was broadly satisfactory, but progress on critical structural reforms has stalled. DRC remains a fragile country with vulnerabilities on the rise. Outlook and risks.