Dominican Republic Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Dominican Republic
This web page provides information on the activities of the IMF's office in Dominican Republic, views of IMF staff, and relations between Dominican Republic and the IMF. Additional information can be found on the Dominican Republic and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and Spanish that deal with Dominican Republic.
News and Highlights
Press Release: ILO and IMF Help Foster Social Dialogue on Inclusive and Job-Rich Growth in the Dominican Republic
The IMF, building on a successful model for transferring economic skills and best practices, opened a new technical assistance center in Central America on June 24, the seventh set up by the Fund around the world to train central bankers, economic officials, and others.
Dominican Republic and The IMF
Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation and Second Post-Program Monitoring Discussion with the Dominican Republic
Press Release: IMF's Central American Technical Assistance Centre to receive €6.3 million from the European Union
Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere
Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has slowed down more than anticipated, as weak dynamics in South America have outweighed an incipient recovery in Mexico. Lower-than-expected external demand and softer terms of trade explain some of the weakness, but domestic supply-side bottlenecks and policy uncertainties have also weighed on confidence and private demand in several economies. Notwithstanding the projected pick-up in activity over the period ahead, growth is projected to be as low as 1.3 percent in 2014 and 2.2 percent in 2015. Spare capacity remains limited, however, underscoring the urgency of supply-side reforms to boost productivity and potential growth. Monetary policy and exchange rate flexibility should continue to serve as the first line of defense against adverse shocks, while a looser fiscal stance is unwarranted in most countries, especially those with weak public finances. Financial sector risks bear close monitoring, as the confluence of lower growth, rising U.S. interest rates, and geopolitical tensions could pose a considerable challenge.