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Saudi Arabia and the IMF
Updated August 28, 2015

On July 29, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the consideration of the 2015 Article IV consultation with Saudi Arabia.

Under Article IV of its Articles of Agreement, the IMF has a mandate to exercise surveillance over the economic, financial and exchange rate policies of its members in order to ensure the effective operation of the international monetary system. The IMF’s appraisal of such policies involves a comprehensive analysis of the general economic situation and policy strategy of each member country. IMF economists visit the member country, usually once a year, to collect and analyze data and hold discussions with government and central bank officials. Upon its return, the staff submits a report to the IMF’s Executive Board for discussion. The Board’s views are subsequently summarized and transmitted to the country authorities.

The Saudi Arabian authorities have consented to the publication of the staff report and it is expected that the report will be posted on this website shortly.

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 29, 2015. Listed below are items related to Saudi Arabia, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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March 19, 2014 -- Macroprudential Policy in the GCC Countries
Author/Editor: Zsofia Arvai | Ananthakrishnan Prasad | Kentaro Katayama
Series: Staff Discussion Notes No. 14/1
January 13, 2014 -- Economic Growth and Government Spending in Saudi Arabia: an Empirical Investigation
Author/Editor: Saad A. Alshahrani | Ali J. Alsadiq
Series: Working Paper No. 14/3
December 05, 2013 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu at the Conclusion of his Visit to Saudi Arabia
November 27, 2013 -- IMF Survey : IMF Facilitates Debate on Private Sector, Growth, Jobs in Mideast
The private sector’s contribution to growth and job creation in the Middle East and North Africa remains one of the lowest globally. To achieve its potential, the key constraints facing the private sector need to be identified and addressed.
November 13, 2013 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries
Subject: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Middle East | North Africa | Transition economies | Oil prices | Fiscal risk | Spillovers | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Cross country analysis
November 13, 2013 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Labor Market Reforms to Boost Employment and Productivity in the GCC
Subject: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Unemployment | Labor productivity | Labor market reforms | Private sector | Global competitiveness | Cross country analysis
October 14, 2013 -- First release of G20 Consumer Price Index shows slowing annual inflation at 3.0% in August 2013
July 24, 2013 -- Saudi Arabia : 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 13/229
Notes: Also Available in Arabic
July 24, 2013 -- Saudi Arabia : Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 13/230
Notes: Also Available in Arabic
July 24, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Saudi Arabia’s Strong Growth Offers Chance to Tackle Jobs Challenge
Saudi Arabia’s economy continues to perform well, with growth of 5.1 percent in 2012, thanks to high oil prices and output, strong private sector growth, and government spending, say IMF economists.
July 19, 2013 -- Saudi Arabia : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update—Detailed Assessment of Observance of the IOSCO Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation
Series: Country Report No. 13/212
July 19, 2013 -- Saudi Arabia : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update—Detailed Assessment of Observance of the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision
Series: Country Report No. 13/213
July 19, 2013 -- Saudi Arabia : Financial Sector Assessment Program Update—Detailed Assessment of Observance of the CPSS Core Principles for Systemically Important Payment Systems
Series: Country Report No. 13/214
July 12, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Saudi Arabia
May 20, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Mission Statement at the Conclusion of Article IV Discussions with Saudi Arabia
April 19, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing on the Middle East Economic Outlook
March 05, 2013 -- External Linkages and Policy Constraints in Saudi Arabia
Author/Editor: Niklas J Westelius
Series: Working Paper No. 13/59
October 29, 2012 -- Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries: Annual Meeting of Ministers of Finance and Central Bank Governors; October 5–6, 2012
October 16, 2012 -- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) - Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges for the GCC Countries
Subject: Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf | Middle East | North Africa | Europe | Banks | Fiscal risk | Spillovers | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Monetary policy | Economic indicators
September 18, 2012 -- Saudi Arabia : 2012 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 12/271
Notes: Also Available in Arabic

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