This web page provides information on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Burkina Faso and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Burkina Faso and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with Burkina Faso.
At a Glance: Burkina Faso's Relations with the IMF
- Current membership: 188 countries
- Burkina Faso joined the Fund in May 2, 1963; accepted Article VIII in June 1996
- Total Quotas: SDR 60.20 Million (As of September 30, 2009)
- Loans outstanding: PRGF Arrangements SDR 36.26 Million
- Burkina Faso: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Burkina Faso: July 8, 2010
News and Highlights
By Antoinette M. Sayeh
October 31, 2013
A Newsletter of the IMF on Low-income countries; November 2012
November 7, 2012
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) today released the May 2011 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa. Ms. Antoinette Monsio Sayeh, Director of the IMF's African Department commented on the report's main findings:
May 16, 2011
With world recovery under way, Africa faces the twin challenges of reviving strong growth and reinforcing resilience to the economic shocks that regularly batter the continent, IMF officials say as Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn embarks on a three-country visit to the region.
March 5, 2010
Dans un entretien avec le Bulletin du FMI en ligne, Mme Antoinette Sayeh, directrice du Département Afrique, a expliqué que depuis quelques années, l’Afrique a fait preuve d’une plus grande ouverture à l’initiative privée. Comme par ailleurs le climat des affaires est devenu plus attrayant, les investissements étrangers sont restés abondants.
March 5, 2010
Burkina Faso and the IMF
December 22, 2015
Author/Editor: Corinne Deléchat ; Ejona Fuli ; Dafina Mulaj ; Gustavo Ramirez ; Rui Xu
Series: Working Paper No. 15/268
October 23, 2015
Author/Editor: Olivier Basdevant ; Patrick A. Imam ; Tidiane Kinda ; Aleksandra Zdzienicka
October 9, 2015
September 10, 2015
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.
Burkina Faso: Second and Third Reviews Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, and Request for Augmentation of Access and Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Burkina Faso
July 24, 2015
Series: Country Report No. 15/202
Notes: Also available in French
Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan AfricaGrowth 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.
Departmental Papers on Africa
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.
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.