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

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At a Glance

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Zimbabwe joined the Fund on February 3, 1995
  • Total Quota: SDR 706.80 Million
  • Loans outstanding: None
  • Last Article IV Consultation: The Article IV consultation staff report was discussed by the Executive Board on July 5, 2017 (Country Report No. 17/196)

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Office Activities

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IMF's Work on Zimbabwe

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Regional Economic Outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa: Restarting the Growth Engine

May 2017

Growth momentum in sub-Saharan Africa remains fragile, marking a break from the rapid expansion witnessed since the turn of the millennium. 2016 was a difficult year for many countries, with regional growth dipping to 1.4 percent—the lowest level of growth in more than two decades. Most oil exporters were in recession, and conditions in other resource-intensive countries remained difficult. Other nonresource-intensive countries however, continued to grow robustly. A modest recovery in growth of about 2.6 percent is expected in 2017, but this falls short of past trends and is too low to put sub-Saharan Africa back on a path of rising living standards. While sub-Saharan Africa remains a region with tremendous growth potential, the deterioration in the overall outlook partly reflects insufficient policy adjustment. In that context, and to reap this potential, strong and sound domestic policy measures are needed to restart the growth engine. Read the report