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July 27, 2012
January 13, 2012

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Projected % Change
   2017  2018
Real GDP 0 0.1
Consumer Prices 12.4 16.4
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2017)
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Burundi and the IMF
Updated July 10, 2017

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IMF Survey Online
September 10, 2015 -- Podcast : Sub-Saharan Africa Getting a Grip on Inflation
Inflation can determine a currency’s purchasing power as high inflation means rising prices. But what drives inflation differs from region to region. In this podcast we talk with Oral Williams, IMF Mission Chief for Malawi and coauthor of a new research paper that shows the drivers of inflation are changing in sub-Saharan Africa.
February 26, 2015 -- Podcast : Building a Monetary Union in East Africa
The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community lays out all aspects of the ongoing financial integration process for Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
April 22, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Better Business Climate Can Soften Crisis Impact on Africa
African countries are focusing on improving their business climates to soften the impact on their economies of the crisis in the euro zone, African finance ministers tell reporters in Washington, adding that faster domestic policy reforms will encourage foreign investment in the continent.
January 24, 2012 -- IMF Survey: IMF Renews Support for Burundi's Economic Reforms
The IMF Executive Board approved a final $7.6 million payout to Burundi under its existing IMF loan, and also supported a new three-year loan to the central African country. Burundi’s new IMF-supported program aims to alleviate key bottlenecks to growth and foster macroeconomic stability.
February 05, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Burundi's Debt Relief Savings to Go to Food, Health, Schools
The IMF and World Bank's cancellation of more than 90 percent of Burundi's debt, worth about $1.4 billion, may save the African country up to $50 million a year over the next 10 years to spend on agriculture, health, and education.