This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Uganda, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Uganda and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Uganda.

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At A Glance

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Uganda joined the Fund on September 27, 1963
  • Quota: SDR 180.50 million
  • Outstanding loans: Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility (ESAF)/Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangements SDR 6.00 million
  • The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on January 07, 2009 (Country Report 09/79)
  • The Fund has maintained a resident representative in Uganda since July 1982 

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News and Highlights

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Uganda and the IMF

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Regional Economic Outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa

October 2015

Growth in sub-Saharan Africa has weakened after more than a decade of solid growth, although this overall outlook masks considerable variation across the region. Some countries have been negatively affected by falling prices of their main commodity exports. Oil-exporting countries, including Nigeria and Angola, have been hit hard by falling revenues and the resulting fiscal adjustments, while middle-income countries such as Ghana, South Africa, and Zambia are also facing unfavorable conditions. This October 2015 report discusses the fiscal and monetary policy adjustments necessary for these countries to adapt to the new environment. Chapter 2 looks at competitiveness in the region, analyzing the substantial trade integration that accompanied the recent period of high growth, and policy actions to nurture new sources of growth. Chapter 3 looks at the implications for the region of persistently high income and gender inequality and ways to reduce them.

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Departmental Papers on Africa

Africa Departmental Papers Cover The Departmental African Paper Series covers research on Sub-Saharan Africa conducted by International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff, particularly on issues of broad regional or cross-country interest. The views expressed in these papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, or IMF management.

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IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 26, 2014 opened the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Ebene, Mauritius, adding an important regional center to a global network of centers helping to develop countries' policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices.

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Quest for Regional Integration

The East African Community: Quest for Regional Integration
January 2015
The countries in the East African Community (EAC) are among the fastest growing economies in sub-Saharan Africa. The EAC countries are making significant progress toward financial integration, including harmonization of supervisory arrangements and practices and the modernization of monetary policy frameworks. This book focuses on regional integration in the EAC and argues that the establishment of a time table for the eliminating the sensitive-products list and establishing a supranational legal framework for resolving trade disputes are important reforms that should foster regional integration.