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Projected % Change
   2016  2017
Real GDP 5.3 -0.7
Consumer Prices 9.5 9.0
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Sierra Leone and the IMF
Updated September 27, 2016

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 01, 2016. Listed below are items related to Sierra Leone, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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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.
July 20, 2015 -- Macroeconomic Challenges of Structural Transformation : Public Investment, Growth and Debt Sustainability in Sierra Leone
Author/Editor: Lacina Balma | Mthuli Ncube
Series: Working Paper No. 15/164
June 25, 2015 -- Building Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa's Fragile States
Author/Editor: Enrique Gelbard | Corinne Deléchat | Ejona Fuli | Mumtaz Hussain | Ulrich Jacoby | Dafina Glaser | Marco Pani | Gustavo Ramirez | Rui Xu
Series: African Departmental Paper No. 15/5
Notes: Also available in French
May 06, 2015 -- Are African Households Heterogeneous Agents? : Stylized Facts on Patterns of Consumption, Employment, Income and Earnings for Macroeconomic Modelers
Author/Editor: Louise Fox
Series: Working Paper No. 15/102
April 28, 2015 -- Do Resource Windfalls Improve the Standard of Living in Sub-Saharan African Countries? : Evidence from a Panel of Countries
Author/Editor: Munseob Lee | Cheikh A. Gueye
Series: Working Paper No.15/83
April 18, 2015 -- Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Briefing
April 18, 2015 -- IMFC Statement by Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Nigeria
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sudan, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Republic of South Sudan, Kingdom of Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 130Kb
March 24, 2015 -- Sierra Leone: Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Financing Assurances Review, and Requests for Augmentation of Access Under the Extended Credit Facility and Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone
Series: Country Report No. 15/76
March 24, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Sierra Leone Gets $102 Million in Extra IMF Financing, Debt Relief
The IMF Executive Board approves a loan and grant package for Sierra Leone to help the West African country counter an economic slump, engendered by the Ebola outbreak and a sharp drop in iron ore prices, that is stretching the country’s social protection system.
March 02, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$114.63 Million in Financing and Debt Relief for Sierra Leone
February 13, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Establishes a Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to Enhance Support for Eligible Low Income Countries Hit by Public Health Disasters
February 12, 2015 -- Sierra Leone -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, February 12, 2015
PDF File Size: 377Kb
February 11, 2015 -- Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States
Author/Editor: Corinne Delechat | Will Clark | Pranav Gupta | Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi | Mesmin Koulet-Vickot | Carla Macario | Toomas Orav | Manuel Rosales | Rene Tapsoba | Dmitry Zhdankin | Susan Yang
Series: Working Paper No. 15/25
February 05, 2015 -- Press Release: IMF Establishes a Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to Enhance Support for Eligible Low Income Countries Hit by Public Health Disasters
February 05, 2015 -- Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust
February 05, 2015 -- Podcast : IMF Grants Help Ebola-hit Countries Drive Down Debt
The IMF will provide grants totaling $100 million to the three countries worst hit by the Ebola epidemic. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will use the funds to cover the cost of servicing their debt.
December 22, 2014 -- IMF Response to The Lancet article on "The International Monetary Fund and the Ebola Outbreak"
October 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by the Honorable Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Nigeria
On behalf of: Angola, Burundi, Botswana, The State of Eritrea, The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, The Gambia, Kenya, Liberia, Lesotho, Republic of Mozambique, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. PDF File Size: 360Kb
October 11, 2014 -- Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference
October 11, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Affected Countries Working on Post-Ebola Recovery Plan
The three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are working on a post-Ebola recovery plan, Sierra Leone Finance Minister Kaifala Marah tells a Washington news conference, adding that the outbreak has reversed years of economic progress in Sierra Leone.

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