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Traditional boat used to ferry people and cargo to the Ile de la Gonave in the Gulf of Gonave (photo: Wayne Camard)

Haiti Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Haiti

This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Haiti and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Haiti and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with Haiti.

News and Highlights

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Creation of a Post-Catastrophe Debt Relief Trust Fund

On June 25, 2010 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the creation of a Post-Catastrophe Debt Relief Trust. click for more

IMF to Provide US$100 Million in Emergency Assistance to Haiti

Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), announced today that the Fund will provide US$100 million very rapidly in emergency financing to Haiti to assist it in dealing with the aftermath of the massive and devastating earthquake that has hit the country. “I have asked staff to look into all the possibilities and am pleased to announce that we are able to make US$100 million available very quickly. click for more

IMF Approves $1.2 Billion in Debt Relief for Haiti

The IMF Executive Board granted Haiti $1.2 billion in debt relief, freeing up money for the government to spend on health, education, and fighting poverty, the institution announced on June 30. click for more

Haiti’s Economic Development since 2004/05 and Macroeconomic Outlook

A Presentation by Ugo Fasano, Former IMF Resident Representative in Haiti click for more

Letter from Haiti

IMF staff visiting Port-au-Prince, Haiti in November 2007 discussed the country's economic progress with a range of stakeholders. The IMF team was in Haiti to review progress under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) program. click for more

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Haiti and The IMF

Press Release: IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Haiti

November 18, 2014

Report on the Incidence of Longer-Term Program Engagement

September 11, 2014
Subject: Longer-term program engagement | Afghanistan | Haiti | Ex post assessments click for more

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves Extension of Haiti’s Extended Credit Facility

September 3, 2014

Haiti: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

June 10, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/154 click for more

Press Release: IMF Concludes Staff Visit to Haiti

May 30, 2014

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Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere

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Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has slowed down more than anticipated, as weak dynamics in South America have outweighed an incipient recovery in Mexico. Lower-than-expected external demand and softer terms of trade explain some of the weakness, but domestic supply-side bottlenecks and policy uncertainties have also weighed on confidence and private demand in several economies. Notwithstanding the projected pick-up in activity over the period ahead, growth is projected to be as low as 1.3 percent in 2014 and 2.2 percent in 2015. Spare capacity remains limited, however, underscoring the urgency of supply-side reforms to boost productivity and potential growth. Monetary policy and exchange rate flexibility should continue to serve as the first line of defense against adverse shocks, while a looser fiscal stance is unwarranted in most countries, especially those with weak public finances. Financial sector risks bear close monitoring, as the confluence of lower growth, rising U.S. interest rates, and geopolitical tensions could pose a considerable challenge. Click for more