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Equatorial Guinea Implements the International Monetary Fund’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

Making this information easily accessible in both human and machine-readable formats will allow all users to have simultaneous access to timely data and will bring greater data transparency

Equatorial Guinea has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The page aims to serve as a one-stop publication vehicle for essential macroeconomic data on the national accounts, government operations and debt, monetary and…

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IMF Staff Completes Program Review and Article IV Mission to Niger

IMF Mission reached a staff level agreement with the authorities on economic and financial policies that could support the completion of the fourth program review

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…

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The Republic of Sao Tomé and Principe Implements the International Monetary Fund’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System

The Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) was established by the IMF’s Executive Board in May 2015

The Republic of Sao Tomé and Principe has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page (NSDP). The page aims to serve as a one-stop publication vehicle for essential macroeconomic data on the national accounts, government…

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IMF Staff Concludes First Extended Credit Facility (ECF) Review Mission to Sierra Leone

Stepping up structural reform efforts will be crucial to managing fiscal risks, ensuring greater accountability, and diversifying the economy for the benefit of all Sierra Leoneans

The Sierra Leone authorities and IMF mission concluded discussions, ad referendum, on economic policies to pave the way for consideration by the IMF Executive Board of the first review under the ECF-supported program; Continued actions to mobilize revenue and manage public finances remain key priorities to reduce public debt and…

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IMF Reaches Staff Level Agreement on the Fifth Review of Tunisia’s Reform Program Supported by the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement

The IMF team and the Tunisian authorities have reached a staff-level agreement on the Fifth Review of the country’s economic reform program supported by the IMF’s EFF arrangement

A staff-level agreement was reached between IMF staff and the Tunisian authorities on the Fifth review of Tunisia’s economic reform program supported by the Extended Fund Facility arrangement; The authorities and IMF staff agreed on policy and reform steps to ensure that the budget deficit target of 3.9 percent of…

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African Consultative Group Meeting: Statement by the Chairman of the African Caucus and the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The economic recovery in Africa is expected to continue

Minister Kenneth Ofori-Atta, Chairman of the African Caucus, and Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), co-chaired the African Consultative Group meeting today at the IMF Headquarters. [1] They issued the following statement after the conclusion of the Group’s meeting in Washington D.C.: “We had very…

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Statement by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director on Egypt

The economy continues to grow robustly, unemployment is at its lowest level since 2011

Following a meeting with President Abdel Fattah El Sisi in Washington today, Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, made the following statement: “President El Sisi and I discussed progress under Egypt’s economic reform program supported by the IMF’s US$12 billion Extended Fund Facility. The program has…

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IMF Staff Concludes Program Negotiation Mission to São Tomé and Príncipe

Significant progress was made in the discussions on the economic policies and reforms that could be supported by a new IMF arrangement

São Tomé and Príncipe’s economy is experiencing strong imbalances and slower growth; Reversing large deficit spending of 2018 and implementing comprehensive structural reforms in energy and tourism sectors are needed to unleash the growth potential; Significant progress was made in the discussions on the economic policies and reforms that could…

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IMF Staff Completes Mission to Chad

Significant progress was made in discussions with the authorities on economic and financial policies that could support completion of the fourth program review

Performance in implementing the government’s program supported by the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) was satisfactory; Significant progress was made in discussions with the authorities on economic and financial policies that could support completion of the fourth program review; After three years of sharp contraction, non-oil economic activity…

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IMF Staff Team Completes Mission to Côte d’Ivoire

Based on preliminary estimations, GDP grew by 7.4 percent last year driven by strong domestic demand

The authorities and the IMF team have reached a staff-level agreement on the fifth review of the ECF and EFF arrangements, subject to approval by IMF management and the Executive Board; Based on preliminary estimations, GDP grew by 7.4 percent last year driven by strong domestic demand. Inflation remained subdued…