Albania Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Albania
This web page provides information on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Albania and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Albania and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English that deal with Albania.
News and Highlights
Staff representatives from the IMF visited Albania to co-host the Albanian Financial Forum (AFF) with the Bank of Albania, on April 8, 2013. During the visit, they took the opportunity—as is customarily done—to meet with government officials, political party representatives and the private sector, including Prime Minister Berisha and Mr. Rama. In the meetings, staff provided a briefing on the AFF and discussed economic prospects and challenges facing the Albanian economy. There was no discussion—neither with government officials nor with Mr. Rama—of IMF financial support nor, of course, of any conditions that might accompany such support. Staff reiterated IMF willingness to assist the Albanian economy, if and when requested by the authorities, through financial support and technical assistance. Tiranë, 25 prill, 2013
Albania and The IMF
September 27, 2013
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
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The October 2013 Regional Economic Issues Report (REI) discusses the implications of the recent turmoil in Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE)'s emerging markets.
What are the implications of the turmoil in emerging markets for Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE)? Why have some countries been more affected than others? The October 2013 CESEE Regional Economic Issues (REI) assesses the macroeconomic outlook for the region in light of the latest global economic and financial developments. The REI also focuses on prospects for longer-term potential growth, and the policies and reforms that will be needed to boost growth and bring down on a sustained basis the relatively high rates of unemployment across much of the region.