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

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At a Glance : Nigeria's Relations with the IMF

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Date of Nigeria's membership: March 30, 1961
  • Quota: SDR 1753.2 million (0.5 percent of total)
  • Outstanding loans: None
  • Latest Article IV consultation: February 11, 2011
  • Policy Support Instrument: Approved 16 October, 2005; Expired 15 October 2007; four reviews completed
  • Technical Assistance: 10 missions in 2007; 2 resident advisors in post September 2008

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 Papers on Africa

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.

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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.