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

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Lebanon: At a Glance

  • Lebanon joined the Fund on April 14, 1947
  • Quota: SDR 266.40 million
  • Outstanding Purchases and Loans: Post-Conflict Emergency Assistance SDR 15.86 million
  • Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director; July 17, 2015 (Country Report 15/190

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Office Activities


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Regional Economic Outlook

October 17, 2017

Economic prospects for the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) and Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) regions are diverging. Despite the strengthening global recovery, the outlook for MENAP countries remains relatively subdued due to the continued adjustment to low oil prices and regional conflicts. In contrast, the outlook for the CCA region is improving, supported by the more favorable global environment. In both regions, efforts to promote growth-friendly fiscal consolidation, stronger monetary policy frameworks, economic diversification and private sector development should continue. The window of opportunity arising from various integration initiatives and the favorable external environment call for increasing trade openness, while the adoption of financial technologies could increase financial inclusion and facilitate greater access to credit. Together, these actions will help MENAP and CCA countries to secure higher and more inclusive growth.
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