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Projected % Change
   2014  2015
Real GDP 7.2 7
Consumer Prices 5.2 5.0
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2014)
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Tanzania and the IMF
Updated July 16, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on May 11, 2011. Listed below are items related to Tanzania, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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December 01, 2000 -- Policies for Faster Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Role of the IMF -- An IMF Issues Brief
After two decades of economic stagnation and little progress in poverty reduction, the seeds of an economic renaissance in sub-Saharan Africa, with faster growth and less poverty, have been sown in recent years. This Issues Brief, after reviewing recent economic developments, outlines the key policy issues that countries in the region will need to address and the contribution that the international community, including the IMF, will need to make to build on recent gains and establish a virtuous cycle of sustained high-quality growth.
December 01, 2000 -- News Brief: IMF Endorses Tanzania's PRSP
November 02, 2000 -- Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Joint Staff Assessment
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: 383Kb
October 01, 2000 -- Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper -- Tanzania
Describes countries' macroeconomic, structural, and social policies to foster growth and reduce poverty in three-year economic adjustment programs supported by PRGF resources, as well as associated external financing needs and major financing sources.
September 29, 2000 -- Tanzania: Statistical Annex
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/122
September 15, 2000 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Tanzania
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 18, 2000 -- Debt Reduction has Benefited Tanzania, a letter to the editor
This letter to the editor by G. E. Gondwe, Director, African Department, IMF, appeared in the Financial Times
August 01, 2000 -- News Brief: IMF Completes First Review of Tanzania under PRGF-Supported Program and Approves US$26.3 Million Disbursement
July 18, 2000 -- Tanzania Letter of Intent and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, July 18, 2000
This Letter of Intent of the government of Tanzania describes the policies that Tanzania intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
June 01, 2000 -- Finance & Development, June 2000 - Tanzania's Experience with Trade Liberalization
By Oussama Kanaan: After Tanzania's economy deteriorated during the 1970s and early 1980s, it took a series of bold steps to liberalize trade. How successful have these efforts been in improving its economic performance, and what lessons can other developing countries derive from Tanzania's experience?
April 16, 2000 -- Statement by Mr. Trevor A. Manuel, Minister of South Africa, International Monetary and Financial Committee, April 16, 2000
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Angola, Botswana, Burundi, The Gambia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe
April 05, 2000 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Loan for Tanzania
April 05, 2000 -- Press Release: IMF and IDA Support Debt Relief for Tanzania
March 20, 2000 -- HIPC Decision Point Document Under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Inititative
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: 1170Kb
March 14, 2000 -- Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper -- United Republic of Tanzania -- Table of Contents
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.
March 09, 2000 -- Tanzania Letter of Intent, March 9, 2000
This Letter of Intent of the government of Tanzania describes the policies that Tanzania intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
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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September 24, 1999 -- Transcript of an IMF Economic Forum on ESAF in the New Millennium
We're here today to talk a little bit about the ESAF but the broader issues as well about our activities and the activities more generally of the IMF and the World Bank in the context of HIPC Initiative, ESAF programs, IDA programs, and so forth, and what's being produced by those operations.
August 27, 1999 -- HIPC Preliminary Document on the Initiative for the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative
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: 266Kb
July 27, 1999 -- News Brief: IMF Approves ESAF Disbursement to Tanzania

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