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At a Glance

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Burundi joined the Fund in September 28, 1963
  • Total Quotas: SDR 77.00 Million (As of May 31, 2008)
  • Loans outstanding: PRGF Arrangements SDR 71.19 Million
  • Last Article IV Consultation:2014 Article IV Consultation, Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility; and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Burundi (Country Report No. 14/293, September 23, 2014)

May 8, 2018

Domestic Revenue Mobilization and Private Investment

Sub-Saharan Africa is set to enjoy a modest growth uptick, and decisive policies are needed to both reduce vulnerabilities and raise medium-term growth prospects. Average growth in the region is projected to rise from 2.8 percent in 2017 to 3.4 percent in 2018, with growth accelerating in about two-thirds of the countries in the region aided by stronger global growth, higher commodity prices, and improved capital market access. On current policies, average growth in the region is expected to plateau below 4 percent—barely 1 percent in per capita terms—over the medium term. Turning the current recovery into sustained strong growth consistent with the achievement of the SDGs would require policies to both reduce vulnerabilities and raise medium-term growth prospects. Prudent fiscal policy is needed to rein in public debt, while monetary policy must be geared toward ensuring low inflation. Countries should also strengthen revenue mobilization and continue to advance structural reforms to reduce market distortions, shaping an environment that fosters private investment.

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Departmental African Paper

Africa Departmental Papers Cover The Departmental African Paper Series covers research on Sub-Saharan Africa conducted by International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff, particularly on issues of broad regional or cross-country interest. The views expressed in these papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, or IMF management.