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Projected % Change
   2016  2017
Real GDP 4.6 5.4
Consumer Prices 0.6 2.2
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2016)
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Benin and the IMF
Updated October 8, 2016

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on December 11, 2015. Listed below are items related to Benin, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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September 10, 2015 -- Podcast : Sub-Saharan Africa Getting a Grip on Inflation
Inflation can determine a currency’s purchasing power as high inflation means rising prices. But what drives inflation differs from region to region. In this podcast we talk with Oral Williams, IMF Mission Chief for Malawi and coauthor of a new research paper that shows the drivers of inflation are changing in sub-Saharan Africa.
May 06, 2015 -- Are African Households Heterogeneous Agents? : Stylized Facts on Patterns of Consumption, Employment, Income and Earnings for Macroeconomic Modelers
Author/Editor: Louise Fox
Series: Working Paper No. 15/102
May 04, 2015 -- Press Release: West AFRITAC Steering Committee Hails Increased Assistance to Member Countries
April 28, 2015 -- Do Resource Windfalls Improve the Standard of Living in Sub-Saharan African Countries? : Evidence from a Panel of Countries
Author/Editor: Munseob Lee | Cheikh A. Gueye
Series: Working Paper No.15/83
April 18, 2015 -- IMFC Statement by Régis Immongault Tatagani, Minister of Economy, Investments, Promotion and Prospective, Gabon
On behalf of: Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Union of the Comoros, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Madagascar, Mali, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Chad, Togo. PDF File Size: 458Kb
April 13, 2015 -- West African Economic and Monetary Union-Common Policies of Member Countries-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director
Series: Country Report No. 15/100
Notes: Also available in French
April 13, 2015 -- West African Economic and Monetary Union: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 15/101
Notes: Also available in French
March 27, 2015 -- Investment Scaling-up and the Role of Government: the Case of Benin
Author/Editor: Matteo Ghilardi | Sergio Sola
Series: Working Paper No. 15/69
November 21, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF’s West AFRITAC Steering Committee recognizes the growing role of the Center in pushing for reforms in the region
October 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Regis Immongault, Minister of Economy, Promotion of Investments, and Prospective, Gabon
On behalf of: Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Union of the Comoros, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Madagascar, Mali, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Chad, Togo. PDF File Size: 543Kb
October 10, 2014 -- Transcript of the African Department Press Briefing
June 03, 2014 -- Benin: Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion-Staff Report; and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/150
Notes: Full text is also available in French
May 23, 2014 -- IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Benin and Approves US$16.4 Million Disbursement
May 05, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF’s West AFRITAC Steering Committee Welcomes Significant Reforms Achieved in West Africa with the Support of the Center
April 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by Christophe Akagha-Mba, Minister of Economy and Prospective, Gabon
On behalf of: Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Union of the Comoros, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Chad, Togo. PDF File Size: 645Kb
March 21, 2014 -- West African Economic and Monetary Union: Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries; Press Release; Statement by the Executive Director
Series: Country Report No. 14/84
Notes: Also available in French
February 26, 2014 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Benin
October 23, 2013 -- Fiscal Discipline in WAEMU: Rules, Institutions, and Markets
Author/Editor: Ermal Hitaj | Yasin Kursat Onder
Series: Working Paper No. 13/216
October 22, 2013 -- West African Economic and Monetary Union: Financial Depth and Macrostability
Author/Editor: Patrick A. Imam | Christina Kolerus
Series: African Departmental Paper No. 13/6
October 22, 2013 -- Responding to Shocks and Maintaining Stability in the West African Economic and Monetary Union
Author/Editor: Christina Kolerus | Aleksandra Zdzienicka | Ermal Hitaj | Douglas J Shapiro
Series: African Departmental Paper No. 13/7

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