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

Mr. Alejandro Hajdenberg has been appointed as the new Resident Representative for Romania and Bulgaria. He replaces Guillermo Tolosa who has ended his assignment, as per usual IMF career rotation policies

Mr. Hajdenberg takes the assignment from his position of senior desk economist for Cyprus, where he played an important role in the financial assistance program following the 2013 financial crisis. Mr. Hajdenberg’s previous country experience includes assignments on Hungary, Serbia, Turkey, Colombia, Uruguay and Georgia. Prior to joining the European Department at the Fund, he spent six years in the Fiscal Affairs Department, where he was involved in a wide range of fiscal policy issues.

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At a Glance: Romania's Relations with the IMF

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Romania joined in December 15, 1972
  • Quota: SDR 1,030.20 million
  • The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on March 27, 2015. (Country Report 15/79)
  • The Fund has had a resident representative in Bucharest since 1991.

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Romania and the IMF


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Regional Economic Issues: Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

Effective Government for Stronger Growth

November 2016

Economic growth remains solid in much of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE). Outside the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), growth has continued at a good pace on the back of accommodative macroeconomic policies as well as buoyant consumption supported by strong real wage and employment growth. In Russia, the pace of economic contraction has moderated, as the economy appears to have adjusted to lower oil prices and the sanctions shock. Other CIS economies are gradually exiting from recessions on improved external demand. For the region as a whole, GDP growth is projected to reach 1.3 percent in 2016 and 2.1 percent in 2017, largely reflecting the improved outlook in the CIS.

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