Meeting between IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Haiti President Jovenel Moïse

Statement by IMF Spokesperson Gerry Rice, September 20, 2017:

“IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde and Haiti President Jovenel Moïse met today in New York. The meeting was an opportunity to discuss the country’s economic outlook and the various challenges facing its economy. Madame Lagarde reiterated the IMF’s commitment to continue to support the Haitian administration in promoting economic growth and poverty alleviation.”

This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Haiti and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Haiti and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with Haiti.

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At a Glance

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Haiti joined the Fund in September 8, 1953; Article VIII
  • Total Quotas: SDR 81.90 Million
  • Loans outstanding: ECF Arrangements SDR 47.97 Million
  • On May 18, 2015 the IMF Executive Board concluded the 2015 Article IV consultation with Haiti (Country Report No. 15/157, June 24, 2015)

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IMF's Work on Haiti


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Regional Economic Outlook

Cover: Regional Economic Outlook Update - Western Hemisphere Department; October 2017

Western Hemisphere

Latin America and the Caribbean: Stuck in Low Gear
October 2017

After disappointing growth over the past few years, economic activity in Latin America remains on track to recover gradually in 2017–18 as the global economy gathers steam and recessions in a few countries in the region come to an end. Long-term growth, however, remains weak, hampering income convergence toward advanced economy levels. Fiscal space to support demand is limited, particularly for commodity exporters. But monetary policy can play a supportive role because inflation has been moderating rapidly. More importantly, this is the time to urgently press ahead with much-needed structural reforms to ensure sustainable and inclusive growth. Priorities include closing infrastructure gaps, investing in human capital, encouraging female labor force participation, reducing labor market informality, enhancing governance and curbing corruption, and furthering trade and financial integration.

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