Burkina Faso Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Burkina Faso
This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Burkina Faso and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Burkina Faso and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with Burkina Faso.
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.
Burkina Faso and The IMF
Burkina Faso: Sixth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, Requests for Extension of the Arrangement, Modification of Continuous Performance Criterion, and Rephasing of Disbursement—Staff Report; Staff Supplements; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Burkina Faso
Press Release: IMF Executive Board Discusses Updated Ex-Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement in Burkina Faso
Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Burkina Faso and Approves US$4.84 Million Disbursement
Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
The October 2013 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa provides a comprehensive report on the prospects for growth in the region, as well as the major risks to the outlook. Generally, growth is expected to remain strong despite a downward revision since the May 2013 report. The report analyzes drivers of growth in nonresource-rich sub-Saharan African countries, and examines the risks to frontier market economies of volatile capital flows as they become more integrated with international capital markets.