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Financial Sector Assessment Program

Projected % Change
   2016  2017
Real GDP 1.5 2.0
Consumer Prices 4.4 5.2
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2016)
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Jamaica and the IMF
Updated October 17, 2016

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IMF Survey Online
June 21, 2016 -- IMF Survey : Strong Recovery in Jamaica but Bold Reforms Still Needed
After several decades of low growth and rising public debt, Jamaica has made significant progress in restoring economic stability thanks to strong policies and program ownership.
October 20, 2014 -- Podcast : Unlocking Economic Growth in the Caribbean
Caribbean economies have been slow to recover from the global financial crisis. This week, the IMF and the government of Jamaica will host a high level forum that will discuss ways of boosting the economies of the region.
June 27, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Lagarde Calls for Stronger Partnership with Caribbean
The IMF is working with the Caribbean to strengthen its relationship and build a partnership for the future, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a speech in Jamaica.
May 01, 2013 -- IMF Survey : IMF Loan to Help Jamaica Cope With Growth and Debt Challenges
The IMF’s Executive Board approved a 48-month, $932 million Extended Arrangement for Jamaica. The program will help create the conditions for sustained growth through a significant improvement in the fiscal and debt positions and in competitiveness.
February 04, 2010 -- IMF Survey: IMF Approves $1.27 Billion Loan for Jamaica
The IMF approves a $1.27 billion loan to support Jamaica's plan to recover from the effects of mounting government debt, weak economic growth, and the global economic crisis. The Caribbean country’s plan includes a focus on social spending to help the most needy.
December 10, 2008 -- IMF Survey: Caribbean Growth Dampened by Global Downturn
Caribbean countries will inevitably be impacted by the global economic turmoil, particularly given the region's close ties to the U.S. economy, resulting in weaker remittances and tourism, IMF Managing Director says.