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Projected % Change
   2016  2017
Real GDP 2.6 4.1
Consumer Prices 6.5 6.0
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2016)
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Lesotho and the IMF
Updated September 19, 2016

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February 08, 2016 -- Podcast : Lesotho: Avoiding the Fiscal Cliff
The fabled mountain Kingdom of Lesotho achieved strong growth in recent years, but the IMF’s latest economic review shows growth rates have dropped. In this podcast, IMF mission chief for Lesotho, David Dunn, says slower growth in neighboring South Africa has significantly reduced Lesotho’s government revenues.
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.
February 12, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF Advice Helps Fight Financial Fraud as Schemes Multiply
Better communications, more financial complexity, and multinational business operations have made it a lot easier to commit financial fraud, and the IMF is advising a growing number of member governments on ways to thwart fraudulent financial schemes.