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Coronavirus - Ethiopia: International Monetary Fund (IMF) reaches a Staff-Level Agreement for the First Review of the Extended Credit Facility-Extended Fund Facility for Ethiopia

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant adverse impact on Ethiopia and created serious health and economic challenges

End-of-Mission press releases include statements of IMF staff teams that convey preliminary findings after a virtual 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…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board Approves US$12.3 Million Rapid Financial Assistance to the Union of Comoros in the Wake of Cyclone Kenneth

These funds will help the authorities address large budgetary and external financing needs arising from the effects of Tropical Cyclone Kenneth

IMF financial assistance will help to address Comoros’ budgetary and external financing gaps arising from reconstruction and humanitarian needs after Cyclone Kenneth; The authorities are committed to rebuilding the economy’s productive capacity. To this end, they plan to repair damaged infrastructure and provide support to the poor while maintaining macroeconomic…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board completes Sixth Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for the Central African Republic and approves US$ 31.70Million disbursement

The Central African Republic’s performance under the ECF arrangement remains satisfactory despite a challenging security environment and difficult humanitarian conditions

Substantial progress has been achieved under the ECF arrangement, including in stabilizing the economy, reducing fiscal vulnerabilities, and improving public financial management; the recent peace agreement between the government and 14 armed groups could constitute a pivotal step toward ending the ongoing crisis; the authorities remain committed to pursuing fiscal policy…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff completes mission to Comoros on possible emergency financial assistance following Cyclone Kenneth

IMF assistance would help address Comoros’ budgetary and external financing gaps arising from reconstruction and humanitarian needs

IMF mission reached a preliminary staff-level understanding on a possible emergency financial assistance to Comoros, following tropical Cyclone Kenneth; IMF assistance would help address Comoros’ budgetary and external financing gaps arising from reconstruction and humanitarian needs; the assistance could also play a catalyst role in securing grants from development partners and…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Completes Visit to South Sudan

A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Jan Mikkelsen, visited South Sudan during March 5-15 to conduct discussions of the 2019 Article IV Consultation

South Sudan is facing a deep economic crisis following several years of conflict; The September 2018 peace agreement has increased the prospects for lasting peace and reestablishing macroeconomic stability and credibility; Full dedication to peace, economic stabilization and robust oil management will be key in rebuilding policy credibility and regaining…

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International Monetary Fund Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility

Arrangement for the Central African Republic and Approves US$ 32.1 Million Disbursement

Completion of the review enables a disbursement of US$ 32.1 million Program implementation has been satisfactory in a difficult context. Restoring peace and speeding the implementation of the development agenda are key to sustain the economic recovery and reduce poverty. Improving domestic resource mobilization is crucial for the scaling up…

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IMF Executive Board Completes Seventh and Eighth Reviews under Malawi’s ECF Arrangement and Approves US$ 76.8 Million Disbursement

IMF Executive Board Completes Seventh and Eighth Reviews under Malawi’s ECF Arrangement and Approves US$ 76.8 Million Disbursement 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…

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IMF Staff Team Concludes the 2016 Article IV Consultation Mission with the Central African Republic and Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on an Economic Program Supported by an ECF Arrangement

An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Samir Jahjah visited Bangui during May 17–27, 2016, to conduct discussions on the 2016 Article IV consultation. The mission also reached staff-level agreement with the authorities, subject to approval by IMF Management and the Executive Board, on an economic program that could…