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.

Public Lecture

Becoming the Champion: Uganda's Development Challenge

On the occasion of the visit of Madame Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Ministry of Finance, Planning and Economic Development and the IMF cordially invite you to a public lecture to be delivered by the Managing Director at the Kampala Serena International Conference Centre on Friday 27 January, 2017 at 4pm.

The event will be open to the public. However, RSVP is welcome. 
Download invitation.

RSVP:
diana.kabagambe@finance.go.ug / 0772602257
wbisamaza@imf.org / 0752533955
porigasha@imf.org / 0705233955


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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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Office Activities

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Regional Economic Outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa: Restarting the Growth Engine

May 2017

Growth momentum in sub-Saharan Africa remains fragile, marking a break from the rapid expansion witnessed since the turn of the millennium. 2016 was a difficult year for many countries, with regional growth dipping to 1.4 percent—the lowest level of growth in more than two decades. Most oil exporters were in recession, and conditions in other resource-intensive countries remained difficult. Other nonresource-intensive countries however, continued to grow robustly. A modest recovery in growth of about 2.6 percent is expected in 2017, but this falls short of past trends and is too low to put sub-Saharan Africa back on a path of rising living standards. While sub-Saharan Africa remains a region with tremendous growth potential, the deterioration in the overall outlook partly reflects insufficient policy adjustment. In that context, and to reap this potential, strong and sound domestic policy measures are needed to restart the growth engine. Read the report

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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.