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Afghanistan Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

This web page provides information on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Afghanistan and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Afghanistan and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English that deal with Afghanistan.

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IMF Survey: Economic Gains Prepare Afghanistan for Transition Year

With the presidential elections and the drawdown of foreign troops under way, Afghanistan faces a year of transition. click for more

Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the IMF’s Resident Representative in Afghanistan

Ms. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), made the following statement today on the death of Mr. Wabel Abdallah, the IMF’s Resident Representative in Afghanistan click for more

Mideast Countries See Opportunity Amid Unrest

The IMF’s Regional Economic Outlook for the Middle East and Central Asia, released April 27, projects growth in the Middle East and North Africa region at 3.9 percent in 2011, unchanged from 2010. click for more

Communiqué of “Afghanistan: The London Conference” Afghan Leadership, Regional Cooperation, International Partnership

London, January 28, 2010 click for more

اعلامیه رسمی " افغانستان: کنفرانس لندن"

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Afghanistan and the IMF

Press Release: IMF’s Middle East Regional Technical Assistance Center Concludes Study Tour on VAT Implementation for the Afghanistan Revenue Department

September 12, 2014

Transcript of a Conference Call on Afghanistan Article IV Consultation

May 22, 2014

Islamic Republic of Afghanistan: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

May 21, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/128 click for more

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

May 21, 2014

IMF Survey : Economic Gains Prepare Afghanistan for Transition Year

May 21, 2014
With the presidential elections and the drawdown of foreign troops under way, Afghanistan faces a year of transition amid a good overall economic performance. In an interview, IMF mission chief to Afghanistan Paul Ross reviews the progress of the country. click for more

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Regional Economic Outlook Update: Middle East & Central Asia

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Economic developments in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) continue to reflect the diversity of conditions prevailing across the region. Most high-income oil exporters, primarily in the GCC, continue to record steady growth and solid economic and financial fundamentals, albeit with medium-term challenges that need to be addressed. In contrast, other countries—Iraq, Libya, Syria—are mired in conflicts with not just humanitarian but also economic consequences. And yet other countries, mostly oil importers, are making continued but uneven progress in advancing their economic agenda, often in tandem with political transitions and amidst difficult social conditions. In most of these countries, without extensive economic and structural reforms, economic prospects for the medium term remain insufficient to reduce high unemployment and improve living standards.

Economic activity in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) region is weakening, mainly because of the near-term slowdown and rising regional tensions affecting Russia, a key trading partner and sources of remittance and investment inflows, as well as weaker domestic demand in a number of CCA countries. Near-term risks are to the downside and tied to the fortunes of large trading partners. Policies need to focus on bolstering economic stability and, where needed, short-term support to ailing economic growth. In addition, a new model for high, sustained, diversified, and inclusive growth is needed to set the direction for economic policies for the next decade. Click for more