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IMF Executive Board Concludes 2021 Article IV Consultation with Nigeria

The Nigerian economy is recovering from a historic downturn benefitting from government policy support

On January 31, 2022, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Nigeria. The Nigerian economy is recovering from a historic downturn benefitting from government policy support, rising oil prices and international financial assistance. Nigeria exited the recession in 2020Q4 and output…

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IMF Management Approves the Completion of the First Review of the Staff-Monitored Program with the Republic of South Sudan

An effective follow-up by the appropriate institutions on the findings of the audit will be essential

IMF staff commends the authorities for implementing key economic reforms supported by the Staff-Monitored Program (SMP) that have stabilized the exchange rate, contributed to a significant decline in inflation, and unified the exchange rates in the market; it will be important to make sustained progress under the SMP, especially by…

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Coronavirus - Sierra Leone: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Approves US$143 Million Disbursement to Sierra Leone to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is severely impacting Sierra Leone’s economy

The COVID 19 pandemic is taking a heavy toll on Sierra Leone’s economy, jeopardizing hard-won gains since the Ebola health crisis; The IMF approved the disbursement of US$143 million under the Rapid Credit Facility to support the authorities’ response to the pandemic; The Sierra Leonean authorities are taking decisive and…

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Coronavirus – Malawi: International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Approves a US$91 Million Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility for Malawi

The pandemic is expected to have a significant impact on Malawi including affecting the near-term economic outlook, which has deteriorated significantly

The International Monetary Fund approved a disbursement of US$91 million under the Rapid Credit Facility to help Malawi meet the urgent balance of payment (BOP) needs stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic; The pandemic is expected to have a significant impact on Malawi including affecting the near-term economic outlook, which has…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Statement at the end of a Staff Visit to Chad

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Edward Gemayel visited N’Djamena during February 6-12

The economy continues to recover, and the outlook remains broadly positive, though subject to some challenges; Fiscal performance is on-track but spending pressures are starting to emerge. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Edward Gemayel visited N’Djamena during February 6-12 to take stock of the latest economic and…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Concludes Visit to Zambia

The IMF staff met with H.E. President Lungu, Minister of Finance Bwalya Ng’andu, Bank of Zambia Governor Denny Kalyalya, other senior government and Bank of Zambia officials

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Dhaneshwar Ghura visited Lusaka during November 13–19, 2019 to discuss recent economic developments and the economic outlook for 2020 and the medium term. At the conclusion of the visit, Mr. Ghura issued the following statement: “Macroeconomic outcomes have weakened as a…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Concludes 2019 Article IV Consultation with Djibouti

The government has in recent years implemented large-scale investments to develop transport and logistics infrastructures

On September 30, 2019, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation [1] with Djibouti. The government has in recent years implemented large-scale investments to develop transport and logistics infrastructures with the aim of positioning Djibouti as a regional trade and logistics hub. Combined with reforms to…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff conclude their 2019 Article IV Consultation Mission and the Fourth and Fifth Reviews of the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) arrangement in Gabon

It was agreed that generating stronger and more inclusive growth requires robust measures and far-reaching reforms

The economy is slowly recovering, but significant challenges still need to be addressed to generate stronger and more inclusive growth; it was agreed that generating stronger and more inclusive growth requires robust measures and far-reaching reforms to improve governance, increase domestic revenue mobilization, enhance the management and effectiveness of public…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Concludes Visit to Nigeria

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Amine Mati, Senior Resident Representative and Mission Chief for Nigeria, visited Lagos and Abuja

A slow economic recovery is continuing, inflation is falling, and external buffers are declining in the face of increased portfolio outflows; Elevated fiscal deficits rely on central bank financing, which complicates monetary policy; Action on a coherent and coordinated set of policies is urgently needed to reduce vulnerabilities and increase…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Concludes Visit for the Article IV Consultation and Discussions on the First Review of the Staff-Monitored Program to Zimbabwe

The discussions covered recent economic developments, the near and medium-term outlook, risks to the economy, developments in the financial sector, and the set of economic policies

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) mission led by Mr. Gene Leon visited Harare from September 5th to 19th to conduct the Article IV Consultation and review progress under the Zimbabwe’s Staff-Monitored Program (SMP). The discussions covered recent economic developments, the near and medium-term outlook, risks to the economy, developments in the…