Resident Representative Office in Liberia

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

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At a Glance : Liberia's Relations with the IMF

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Liberia joined the Fund on March 28, 1962
  • Quota: SDR 129.2 million
  • Outstanding loans: RCF Loans SDR 32.30 million;  ECF Arrangements SDR 76.03 million
  • The latest Article IV consultation was discussed by the Executive Board on November 19, 2012 (Country Report 12/340)
  • Technical Assistance: more than 50 missions since 2007, including 5 long-term resident advisors.
  • IMF Response to The Ebola Crisis

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Liberia and the IMF

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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa: Fiscal Adjustment and Economic Diversification

October 2017

The broad-based slowdown in sub-Saharan Africa is easing but the underlying situation remains difficult. Growth is expected to reach 2.6 percent in 2017, but the pickup reflects one-off factors, notably a recovery in oil production in Nigeria and the easing of drought conditions in eastern and southern Africa. While a third of the countries in the region continue to grow at 5 percent or more, 12 countries home to 40 percent of the region’s population are expected to see per capita income decline. The external environment has improved somewhat, facilitating sovereign bond issuances by the region’s frontier economies. Foreign exchange market pressures appear to have abated, but international reserves remain low in many countries. Public debt has been rising rapidly across the region, including in the fast-growing economies. In this context, implementing the planned fiscal consolidations and reforms to tackle constraints on growth are the key policy priorities. Read the report


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IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 26, 2014 opened the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Ebene, Mauritius, adding an important regional center to a global network of centers helping to develop countries' policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices.