This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Bangladesh, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Bangladesh and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Bangladesh.

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At a Glance : Bangladesh's Relations with the IMF

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Bangladesh Joined on August 17, 1972; accepted the obligations under Article VIII, Sections 2, 3, and 4 on April 11, 1994.
  • Quota: SDR 533.30 million
  • Outstanding loans: ECF Arrangements SDR 526 million (as of June 2014).
  • The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on November 27, 2013 (Country Report 13/357)
  • Selected Macroeconomic Indicators for Bangladesh; Updated in July, 2014

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Regional Economic Outlook Update: Asia and Pacific

The outlook for the Asia-Pacific region remains robust—the strongest in the world, in fact—and recent data point to a pickup in momentum. The near-term outlook, however, is clouded with significant uncertainty, and risks, on balance, remain slanted to the downside. Medium-term growth faces secular headwinds, including from population aging and sluggish productivity. Macroeconomic policies should continue to support growth while boosting resilience, external rebalancing, and inclusiveness. The region needs structural reforms to address its demographic challenges and to boost productivity.

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