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Real GDP 3 4
Consumer Prices 6.2 6.0
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Republic of Madagascar and the IMF
Updated August 20, 2014

Show all items sorted by date | Annual Meetings Speeches (2) | Article IV Staff Reports (3) | Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (2) | Joint Staff Assessments (1) | Letters of Intent (14) | News Briefs (6) | Policy Framework Paper (1) | Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2) | Press Releases (39) | Public Information Notices (7) | Publications (41) | Speeches (2) | The Cross-Border Initiative in Eastern and Southern Africa (1) | Transcripts (4) | Financial Sector Assessment Program (1) | Other (3) 
Annual Meetings Speeches
September 26, 2000 -- Statement by the Hon. Tantely R.g. Andrianarivo, Governor of the IMF for Madagascar, on behalf of the Joint African Group at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 29, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Tantely Andrianarivo, Governor of the IMF for Madagascar, on behalf of the African Governors, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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Article IV Staff Reports
July 10, 2007 -- Republic of Madagascar: 2007 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussions; and Statement by the Executive Director for Republic of Madagascar
Series: Country Report No. 07/236
Notes: Also available in French
September 27, 2005 -- Republic of Madagascar: 2005 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Republic of Madagascar
Series: Country Report No. 05/350
January 09, 2003 -- Madagascar: 2002 Article IV Consultation, Second Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Requests for Extension of Arrangement, Waiver of Performance Criteria, and Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries--Staff Report; and Public Information Notice and News Brief on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 03/6
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Heavily Indebted Poor Countries
December 01, 2000 -- HIPC Decision Point Document for the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative
Makes recommendations for decisions by the Executive Boards of the IMF and World Bank regarding: eligibility, timing of decision point under the Initiative, assistance required to reach the sustainability targets, and the agreed policy measures which when implemented would trigger the completion point. PDF File Size: 1557Kb
October 25, 2000 -- HIPC Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative - Preliminary Document
Provides a preliminary assessment of a country's eligibility for assistance under the HIPC Initiative, based on a Debt Sustainability Analysis, the track record of policy performance, and progress with developing a poverty reduction strategy. PDF File Size: 605Kb
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IMFC Statements
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Paul Toungui, Minister of State, Minister of Economy, Finance, Budget, and Privatization, 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, Cabo Verde, 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: 181Kb
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Joint Staff Assessments
December 06, 2002 -- Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report
Evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of a country's poverty reduction objectives and strategies, and in it the staffs of the IMF and World Bank make recommendations about whether the PRSP or IPRSP provides a sound basis for concessional assistance from the Bank and Fund, as well as for debt relief under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative. PDF File Size: 67Kb
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Letters of Intent
June 03, 2014 -- Republic of Madagascar -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, June 03, 2014
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June 17, 2008 -- Republic of Madagascar -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, June 17, 2008
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January 07, 2008 -- Republic of Madagascar -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, Technical Memorandum of Understnading, January 07, 2008
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November 25, 2006 -- Republic of Madagascar -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, November 25, 2006
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July 06, 2006 -- Republic of Madagascar -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, July 06, 2006
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February 03, 2005 -- Republic of Madagascar -- Letter of Intent, February 03, 2005
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September 29, 2004 -- Republic of Madagascar -- Letter of Intent, September 29, 2004
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June 10, 2003 -- Madagascar -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, June 10, 2003
This Letter of Intent of the government of Madagascar describes the policies that Madagascar intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
December 04, 2002 -- Madagascar -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, December 4, 2002
This Letter of Intent of the government of Madagascar describes the policies that Madagascar intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
October 30, 2001 -- Madagascar Letter of Intent, October 30, 2001
This Letter of Intent of the government of Madagascar describes the policies that Madagascar intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
February 09, 2001 -- Madagascar Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum, February 9, 2001
This Letter of Intent of the government of Madagascar describes the policies that Madagascar intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
October 23, 2000 -- Letter of Intent and Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies of the Government of Madagascar, October 23, 2000
This Letter of Intent of the government of Madagascar describes the policies that Madagascar intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
May 24, 2000 -- Madagascar Letter of Intent and Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, May 24, 2000
This Letter of Intent of the government of Madagascar describes the policies that Madagascar intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
June 28, 1999 -- Madagascar Letter of Intent, June 28, 1999
This Letter of Intent of the government of Madagascar describes the policies that Madagascar intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
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News Briefs
December 23, 2002 -- News Brief: IMF Completes Second Review Under Madagascar's PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$15 Million Disbursement
December 05, 2001 -- News Brief: IMF Completes Madagascar's Review Under the PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$14 Million Disbursement
February 07, 2001 -- News Brief: Madagascar: Chairman's Statement
November 08, 2000 -- News Brief: IMF Completes Second Review of Madagascar Program and Approves US$9 Million Credit
June 23, 2000 -- News Brief: IMF Completes Midterm Review of PRGF-Supported Program for Madagascar, Approves US$41 Million Disbursement
September 18, 1996 -- News Brief: IMF Management Supports Madagascar's New Policy Framework
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Other
July 31, 2014 -- New List of IMF Member Countries With Delays in Completion of Article IV Consultations or Mandatory Financial Stability Assessments Over 18 Months
Subject: Article IV consultations | Financial system stability assessment | Executive Board discussion postponement | Notification of delay
February 01, 2014 -- List of IMF Member Countries with Delays in Completion of Article IV Consultations or Mandatory Financial Stability Assessments Over 18 Months
Subject: Article IV consultations | Financial system stability assessment | Executive Board discussion postponement | Notification of delay
July 18, 2013 -- List of IMF Member Countries with Delays in Completion of Article IV Consultations or Mandatory Financial Stability Assessments Over 18 Months
Subject: Article IV consultations | Financial system stability assessment | Executive Board discussion postponement | Notification of delay
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Policy Framework Paper
July 13, 1999 -- Policy Framework Paper -- Madagascar: Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Policy Framework Paper 1999—2001 -- Table of Contents
Describes economic objectives, macroeconomic and structural policies for three-year adjustment programs supported by ESAF resources, as well as associated external financing needs and major sources of financing
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Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
November 18, 2002 -- Republic of Madagascar -- Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report--Table of Contents, November 18, 2002
Describes the country's macroeconomic, structural, and social policies in support of growth and poverty reduction, as well as associated external financing needs and major sources of financing.
November 20, 2000 -- Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper -- Madagascar
Summarizes the current knowledge and analysis of a country's poverty situation, describes the existing poverty reduction strategy, and lays out the process for producing a fully developed PRSP in a participatory fashion.
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Press Releases
June 30, 2014 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu at the Conclusion of His Visit to Madagascar
June 18, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$47.1 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility for Madagascar
May 06, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Mission and Madagascar Reach Staff-level Agreement on Financial Assistance Under the Rapid Credit Facility
April 04, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Regional Technical Assistance Center for Southern Africa To Build Up on Progress with Reforms Implemented with Its Support
April 08, 2013 -- Press Release: Additional Funding to Boost Capacity Development in Southern Africa by IMF Regional Technical Assistance Center
January 10, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Holds Informal Board Briefing on Madagascar
September 25, 2008 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Staff Mission to the Republic of Madagascar
July 02, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under PRGF Arrangement with Madagascar, Increases Financial Assistance to Mitigate Impact of External Shocks, and Approves US$35.3 Million Disbursement
April 07, 2008 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Staff Mission to the Republic of Madagascar
January 31, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Second and Third Reviews Under Madagascar's Three-Year PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$25 Million Disbursement
October 03, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Staff Mission to the Republic of Madagascar
August 24, 2007 -- Statement at the Conclusion of the Visit to Madagascar by Mr. Bio-Tchané, Director of the African Department of the IMF
March 21, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Madagascar
December 21, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under Madagascar's Three-Year PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$11.8 Million Disbursement
October 05, 2006 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Staff Mission to the Republic of Madagascar
July 24, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$80.8 Million PRGF Arrangement for the Republic of Madagascar and Activation of the Trade Integration Mechanism
March 02, 2006 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Staff Mission to Madagascar
December 23, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF to Extend 100 Percent Debt Relief to Madagascar Under the Multilateral Debt relief Initiative
December 21, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF to Extend 100 Percent Debt Relief for 19 Countries Under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative
December 16, 2005 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Staff Mission to Madagascar
November 04, 2005 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF First Deputy Managing Director Anne O. Krueger on the Republic of Madagascar
June 07, 2005 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF First Deputy Managing Director Anne O. Krueger at the Conclusion of a Visit to Republic of Madagascar
April 11, 2005 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Staff Mission at the Conclusion of the 2005 Article IV Consultation Discussions with Madagascar
February 18, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth and Final Review Under Madagascar's PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$17.2 Million Disbursement
October 21, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF and World Bank Support US$836 Million in Debt Service Relief for Madagascar
October 18, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Approves In Principle Fifth Review Under Madagascar's PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$16.6 million Disbursement
July 21, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Statement on Madagascar
July 16, 2004 -- Press Release: Madagascar Formally Begins Participation in the IMF's General Data Dissemination System
July 08, 2004 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Staff Mission to Madagascar
March 17, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Completes Fourth Review of Madagascar's PRGF-Supported Program, Approves an Augmentation of Access under the PRGF Arrangement, and a Disbursement of US$34.7 Million
July 11, 2003 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler Visits Four African Countries and Addresses the African Union Heads of State Meeting in Maputo
July 10, 2003 -- Press Release: Managing Director's Visit to Madagascar
July 02, 2003 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director to Visit Four African Countries and Address the African Union Heads of State Meeting in Maputo
June 30, 2003 -- Press Release: IMF Completes Third Review of Madagascar's PRGF-Supported Program, Approves US$15.9 Million Disbursement
March 01, 2001 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Three-Year, US$103 Million PRGF Loan for Madagascar
December 22, 2000 -- Press Release: Madagascar to Receive US$1.5 billion in Debt Service Relief: The IMF and World Bank Support Debt Relief for Madagascar under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative
July 23, 1999 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Second Annual ESAF Loan for Madagascar and Extends ESAF Commitment Period
November 27, 1996 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Three-Year ESAF Loan for Madagascar
November 01, 1996 -- Press Release: Madagascar Accepts Article VIII Obligations
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Public Information Notices
June 27, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Madagascar
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 27, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with the Republic of Madagascar
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
January 09, 2003 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2002 Article IV Consultation with Madagascar
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
December 13, 2001 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2001 Article IV Consultation with Madagascar
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
August 30, 2000 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Madagascar
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
March 02, 1999 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Madagascar
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
October 28, 1997 -- Press Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV consultation with Madagascar
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
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Publications
July 02, 2014 -- Republic of Madagascar: Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility; Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Madagascar
Series: Country Report No. 14/181
Notes: Also available in French
May 01, 2009 -- Madagascar: A Competitiveness and Exchange Rate Assessment
Author/Editor: Eyraud, Luc
Series: Working Paper No. 09/107
January 13, 2009 -- Republic of Madagascar: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Annual Progress Report for 2007 and First Semester of 2008
Series: Country Report No. 09/10
Notes: Also available in French
January 13, 2009 -- Republic of Madagascar: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Annual Progress Report - Joint Staff Advisory Note
Series: Country Report No. 09/11
July 16, 2008 -- Republic of Madagascar: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Performance Criteria, Modification of Performance Criteria, and Augmentation of Access-Staff Report; Staff Supplement and Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Republic of Madagascar
Series: Country Report No. 08/232
Notes: Full Text Also Available in French.
June 01, 2008 -- How does a domestic tax reform effect protection against imports? The case of the Republic of Madagascar
Author/Editor: Hallaert, Jean-Jacques
Series: Working Paper No. 08/151
February 15, 2008 -- Republic of Madagascar: Second and Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance Criteria—Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Republic of Madagascar
Series: Country Report No. 08/66
Notes: Full text also available in French.
January 01, 2008 -- Evaluating Alternative Approaches to Poverty Alleviation: Rice Tariffs versus Targeted Transfers in Madagascar
Author/Editor: Coady, David | Dorosh, Paul A. | Minten, Bart
Series: Working Paper No. 08/9
July 13, 2007 -- Republic of Madagascar: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 07/239
July 13, 2007 -- Republic of Madagascar: Joint Staff Advisory Note of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Series: Country Report No. 07/240
Notes: Also available online in French
March 01, 2007 -- Can Regional Integration Accelerate Development in Africa? CGE Model Simulations of the Impact of the SADC FTA on the Republic of Madagascar
Author/Editor: Hallaert, Jean-Jacques
Series: Working Paper No. 07/66
February 13, 2007 -- Republic of Madagascar: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Series: Country Report No. 07/59
Notes: Also available online in French
January 08, 2007 -- Republic of Madagascar: First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance Criteria - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Madagascar
Series: Country Report No. 07/7
August 16, 2006 -- Republic of Madagascar: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Activation of the Trade Integration Mechanism - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Republic of Madagascar
Series: Country Report No. 06/306
August 15, 2006 -- Republic of Madagascar: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Annual Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 06/303
August 15, 2006 -- Republic of Madagascar: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Annual Progress Report - Joint Staff Advisory Note
Series: Country Report No. 06/304
August 15, 2006 -- Republic of Madagascar: Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Banking Supervision, and Anti-Money Laundering
Series: Country Report No. 06/305
December 01, 2005 -- Money Demand and Inflation in Madagascar
Author/Editor: Ben Nassar, Koffie
Series: Working Paper No. 05/236
October 11, 2005 -- Republic of Madagascar: Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement
Series: Country Report No. 05/363
September 27, 2005 -- Republic of Madagascar: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 05/321
May 10, 2005 -- Republic of Madagascar: Sixth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility-Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Madagascar
Series: Country Report No. 05/156
December 14, 2004 -- Republic of Madagascar: Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Completion Point Document
Series: Country Report No. 04/406
December 10, 2004 -- Republic of Madagascar: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 04/402
December 10, 2004 -- Republic of Madagascar: Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 04/403
December 10, 2004 -- Republic of Madagascar: Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Modification of Performance Criteria--Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director of the Republic of Madagascar
Series: Country Report No. 04/404
March 30, 2004 -- Republic of Madagascar: Fourth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Requests for Extension of the Arrangement and Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries--Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Madagascar
Series: Country Report No. 04/91
March 01, 2004 -- Public Expenditure Management in Francophone Africa: A Cross-Country Analysis
Author/Editor: Moussa, Yaya
Series: Working Paper No. 04/42
February 25, 2004 -- Republic of Madagascar: Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Series: Country Report No. 04/43
October 17, 2003 -- Madagascar: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Series: Country Report No. 03/323
July 03, 2003 -- Madagascar: Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility--Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 03/203
February 01, 2003 -- The Equilibrium Real Exchange Rate of the Malagasy Franc: Estimation and Assessment
Author/Editor: Cady, John
Series: Working Paper No. 03/28
January 08, 2003 -- Madagascar: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 03/7
December 13, 2001 -- Madagascar: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 01/219
December 13, 2001 -- Madagascar: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 01/219
October 01, 2001 -- Inflation Dynamics in Madagascar, 1971-2000
Author/Editor: Sacerdoti, Emilio | Xiao, Yuan
Series: Working Paper No. 01/168
October 01, 2001 -- Inflation Dynamics in Madagascar, 1971-2000
Author/Editor: Sacerdoti, Emilio | Xiao, Yuan
Series: Working Paper No. 01/168
August 30, 2000 -- Madagascar: Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/92
April 08, 1999 -- Madagascar - Statistical Annex
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/17
November 11, 1997 -- Madagascar--Recent Economic Developments and Selected Issues
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 97/106
July 08, 1996 -- Madagascar--Selected Issues and Statistical Annex
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 96/59
July 20, 1995 -- Madagascar - Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/64
Notes: This report on recent economic developments in Madagascar was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.
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Speeches
June 09, 2005 -- The Time is Always Ripe: Rushing Ahead with Economic Reform in Africa, Lecture by Anne O. Krueger, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Lecture to the Economic Society of South Africa
May 03, 1996 -- Madagascar: Growth in a Market Economy -- Speech by Michel Camdessus
Speech by Michel Camdessus before the National Assembly, Antananarivo, Madagascar
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The Cross-Border Initiative in Eastern and Southern Africa
July 14, 1999 -- The Cross-Border Initiative in Eastern and Southern Africa
The Initiative comprises a common policy framework aims to facilitate cross-border economic activity by eliminating barriers to the flow of goods, services, labor, and capital, and to help integrate markets by coordinating reform programs in several key structural areas, supported by appropriate macroeconomic policies.
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Transcripts
March 13, 2014 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
April 11, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Conference of African Finance Ministers and Governors of Central Banks
Mr. Charles Konan Banny, Governor of the Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO), Mr. Benjamin Radavidson, Minister of Finance and Budget of Madagascar, Mr. Timothy T. Thahane, Minister of Finance from Lesotho, Mr. Joseph B. Dauda, Minister of Finance of Sierra Leone, Gerald M. Ssendaula, Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development of Uganda
November 13, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by African Finance Ministers
We have been organizing press briefings for African Governors of the IMF these last two years. This is intended to give you the opportunity to get firsthand information from people who there in Africa struggle on a daily basis against poverty, against debt burden, the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the conflicts.
September 23, 2000 -- Transcript of an IMF Press Conference by Ministers of Finance on Africa’s Prospects
I am delighted to welcome all of you to this press conference today on Africa's economic prospects.