Burundi Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Burundi
This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Burundi and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Burundi and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with Burundi.
News and Highlights
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today released the May 2011 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa. Ms. Antoinette Monsio Sayeh, Director of the IMF's African Department commented on the report's main findings:
With world recovery under way, Africa faces the twin challenges of reviving strong growth and reinforcing resilience to the economic shocks that regularly batter the continent, IMF officials say as Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn embarks on a three-country visit to the region.
Dans un entretien avec le Bulletin du FMI en ligne, Mme Antoinette Sayeh, directrice du Département Afrique, a expliqué que depuis quelques années, l’Afrique a fait preuve d’une plus grande ouverture à l’initiative privée. Comme par ailleurs le climat des affaires est devenu plus attrayant, les investissements étrangers sont restés abondants.
Burundi and The IMF
March 20, 2013
Subject: Statistics | Africa | National accounts | Monetary statistics | Government finance statistics | Balance of payments statistics | Data quality assessment framework | General Data Dissemination System | Special Data Dissemination Standard | Technical assistance
Burundi: Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facilityâ€”Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion
Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Burundi and Approves US$7.6 Million Disbursement
Burundi -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, January 28, 2013
January 28, 2013
Also available in French PDF File Size: 474Kb
Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
Economic conditions in sub-Saharan Africa have remained generally robust despite a sluggish global economy. The near-term outlook for the region remains broadly positive, and growth is projected at 5¼ percent a year in 2012–13. Most low-income countries are projected to continue to grow strongly, supported by domestic demand, including from investment. The outlook is less favorable for many of the middle-income countries, especially South Africa, that are more closely linked to European markets and thus experience a more noticeable drag from the external environment. The main risks to the outlook are an intensification of financial stresses in the euro zone and a sharp fiscal adjustment in the US–the so called fiscal cliff.