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Djibouti Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Djibouti

This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Djibouti, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Djibouti and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Djibouti.

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Bringing the Informal Sector into the Fold

Blog by Massod Ahmed, published on November 16, 2011 click for more

Visite de la Mission à Djibouti

M Carlo Sdralevitch, a tenu aux côtés de leur représentant résident à Djibouti, M.Samba Thiam, une conférence de presse qui marquait l’achèvement de la quatrième revue duprogramme de facilité élargie pour le crédit ou FEC suivant le jargon des professionnels. click for more

Djibouti Aims to Be Regional Hub

“The authorities have a vision of becoming an important logistical and strategic hub for the region,” said Carlo Sdralevich, IMF mission chief for Djibouti. click for more

Sound Policies Soften Crisis Impact on Middle East

Oil exporters in the Middle East and North Africa have been directly hit by the global financial crisis through a sharp drop in oil prices and a drying up of capital inflows, but the blow has been softened by countercyclical government spending, according to the IMF’s new regional forecast. click for more

Strong Fundamentals Help Middle East, North Africa Mitigate Impact of Global Shocks

The global financial crisis has not spared the MENAP region, but strong economic fundamentals and sizeable currency reserves have helped to mitigate the impact of the shock. click for more

Djibouti and the IMF

IMF Survey : Energy Revenues to Help Africa Trim ‘Infrastructure Gap’

April 12, 2014
New revenue streams from oil and gas would be devoted to investments in roads, railways, ports, and power, African finance officials say. They tell a news briefing that Africa’s “infrastructure gap” will have to be overcome to help achieve inclusive growth. click for more

Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference

April 12, 2014

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Djibouti

July 31, 2013

IMF Program Note on Djibouti

April 3, 2013
Program Note on Djibouti click for more

Djibouti: Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria—Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Djibouti

March 21, 2013
Series: Country Report No. 13/78
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Regional Economic Outlook Update: Middle East & Central Asia

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Growth has been tepid across the Middle East and North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) region. In 2013, declines in oil production held back growth in the oil-exporting countries. Weak private investment, amid political transitions and conflict, continued to take a toll on economic activity in the oil-importing countries. Growth is expected to strengthen this year in line with an improved global outlook. However, weak confidence and, in some cases, large public deficits will continue to weigh on the region's economic prospects. Deeper economic transformations are necessary to ensure robust and inclusive growth and creation of enough jobs for the rapidly-growing labor force.

Economic growth in the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) is expected to decline from 6.5 percent in 2013 to 6 percent in 2014, mainly because of weakening growth momentum in emerging market trading partners (particularly, China, Russia, and Turkey) and a temporary decline in oil output growth in Kazakhstan. Risks remain tilted to the downside. In particular, a slowdown in emerging market trading partners may weaken exports, foreign direct investment, and remittances. Policy priorities center on rebuilding buffers and increasing exchange rate flexibility to help adjust to unanticipated shocks. Stronger macroeconomic frameworks would provide a more credible anchor to economies. Rapid credit growth in some countries calls for strengthening the prudential policies to ensure the continued soundness of financial institutions. Structural reforms to improve the business environment and governance, as well as closer regional cooperation, would enable CCA countries to achieve their goal of becoming dynamic emerging market economies. Click for more