Executive Board
Board Discussions
on the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan:

November 18, 2015
June 29, 2012
November 14, 2011
January 13, 2010
April 22, 2009

Article IV Staff Reports

Projected % Change
   2016  2017
Real GDP 2 3
Consumer Prices 3 4.5
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2016)
Please refer to more recent Press Release/Staff reports on this country for possible revisions.

IMF Resident Representative
Office in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan: Financial Position in the Fund

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Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and the IMF
Updated May 13, 2016

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IMF Survey Online
May 21, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Economic Gains Prepare Afghanistan for Transition Year
With the presidential elections and the drawdown of foreign troops under way, Afghanistan faces a year of transition amid a good overall economic performance. In an interview, IMF mission chief to Afghanistan Paul Ross reviews the progress of the country.
January 22, 2014 -- IMF Survey : In Memoriam: A Tribute to Wabel Abdallah, 1953-2014
Wabel Abdallah, the IMF’s Resident Representative in Afghanistan, was killed on Friday, January 17. Wabel, 60 years old, died in an attack at a restaurant in Kabul—the first time that the Fund has lost a staff member in this way.
November 15, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Afghanistan to Get $133.6 Million IMF Loan
The IMF has approved a $133.6 million loan for Afghanistan to help the country maintain economic stability and begin laying the basis for fiscal sustainability and economic growth.
January 24, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Fragile States Need Better Local Financial Management
Better financial management of public resources, including those provided by donors, and local leadership and ownership of reforms is vital to help countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe better rebuild their economies.
January 26, 2010 -- IMF Survey: IMF Announces $1.6 Billion in Debt Relief for Afghanistan
The IMF Executive Board has endorsed debt relief of about $1.6 billion for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, paving the way for a 96 percent reduction in the country’s external debt, the institution announced on January 26.
May 10, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Middle East, North Africa Weathering Global Crisis
The global financial crisis has not spared the Middle East and North Africa, but good economic fundamentals, appropriate policy responses, and sizeable currency reserves are helping to mitigate the impact of the shock, the IMF says in its latest assessment of the region.