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Looking Ahead to Chart Today’s Course: The Future of Work in sub-Saharan Africa

Opening Remarks by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund

As Prepared for Delivery Introduction Thank you, Minister Gyan-Baffour, for that kind introduction. I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to Vice-President Bawumia and the Ghanaian government for co-hosting this conference with the IMF. Your excellency, Vice-President Bawumia, Minister Gyan-Baffour, honored guests — it is my pleasure to welcome…

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Staff Concludes Visit to Uganda

Monetary policy targets core inflation of 5 percent

An IMF team led by Axel Schimmelpfennig visited Kampala May 15‒28, 2018 to continue discussions for a 3-year non-financial Policy Coordination Instrument. The mission met with President Museveni, Minister Kasaija, Governor Tumusiime-Mutebile, Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Treasury Muhakanizi, members of parliament, private sector representatives, and senior government officials. The mission…

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IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Uganda

An IMF team led by Axel Schimmelpfennig visited Uganda from October 23 to November 3, 2017, to initiate discussions for a macroeconomic program under the Policy Coordination Instrument (PCI)

IMF team made progress on developing the pillars of a three-year economic program. Growth is projected to reach 5 percent in 2017/18 from 4 percent in 2016/17. An IMF team led by Axel Schimmelpfennig visited Uganda from October 23 to November 3, 2017, to initiate discussions for a macroeconomic program…

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Uganda: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2017 Article IV Consultation Mission and Discussions for the 8th Review under the Policy Support Instrument

An IMF mission visited Kampala during May 2−15, 2017 to conduct the 2017 Article IV consultation and discussions on the 8th review under the Policy Support Instrument. The IMF’s Executive Board is expected to discuss Uganda in early July.

A Concluding Statement describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the end of an official staff visit (or ‘mission’), in most cases to a member country. Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of…

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Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the Conclusion of her Visit to Uganda

“Uganda has appropriately embarked on a strategy of scaled-up infrastructure investment in the energy and transport sectors to relieve key growth bottlenecks and enhance regional linkages”

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: “I wish to thank President Museveni, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development Matia Kasaija and Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile and other senior officials for…

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IMF Managing Director to Visit the Central African Republic, Uganda and Mauritius

During her visit, Ms. Lagarde will meet with senior government officials, the private sector, CSOs, members of parliament, women leaders, and students

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), will visit the Central African Republic (CAR), Uganda, and Mauritius during January 24 - February 1, 2017. During her visit, Ms. Lagarde will meet with senior government officials, the private sector, CSOs, members of parliament, women leaders, and students.…

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IMF Executive Board Completes the Seventh Review Under the Policy Support Instrument for Uganda

Uganda’s economy has performed reasonably well in a complex environment

On January 5, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the seventh review of Uganda’s economic program under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI).1 The Board’s decision was taken on a lapse of time basis.2 In completing the review, the Board granted a waiver of the nonobservance of…

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IMF Staff Concludes Review Mission to Uganda

The mission met with Hon. Mr. Matia Kasaija, Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development; Professor Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Governor of the Bank of Uganda; Mr. Keith Muhakanizi, Permanent Secretary/Secretary of Treasury, and other senior government officials, as well as representatives from the private sector, civil society, and the international community

A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) led by Axel Schimmelpfennig, IMF Mission Chief for Uganda, visited Kampala from October 12 to 26, 2016 to conduct the seventh review of the country’s economic program under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI) [1]. At the end of the mission, Mr. Schimmelpfennig…

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IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth PSI Review for Uganda and Approves One-Year Extension of the Program

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund today completed the sixth review of Uganda’s economic performance under the program supported by the Policy Support Instrument (PSI).1 In completing the review, the Board approved the authorities’ request for a one-year extension of the current PSI arrangement to facilitate policy continuity…

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Launch of the April 2016 International Monetary Fund (IMF) Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Launch of the April 2016 IMF Regional Economic Outlook Report title, Sub-Saharan Africa: Time for a Policy Reset. Where:            In Uganda, Serena Hotel, Kampala.  In Cote d’Ivoire, Auditorium de la Primature, Abidjan. When:             Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 9:30 am in Uganda; 4:30 pm in Cote d’Ivoire  Who:               Ms.…