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Projected % Change
   2016  2017
Real GDP 6.5 7.5
Consumer Prices 7.7 8.2
Source: World Economic Outlook (October 2016)
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The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the IMF
Updated October 8, 2016

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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.
August 13, 2015 -- Podcast : Domestic Reforms to Expand Trade
World trade has slowed in the past decade. Professor Douglas Irwin says countries need to shift from focusing on trade barriers at borders, to domestic reforms that would help entrepreneurs get their goods to port cities for export.
July 08, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Financing for Development: IMF’s Role in the Post-2015 Agenda
The IMF approved a package of proposals to enhance financial support and intensify its policy advice, technical assistance and capacity building in strategic areas to better assist developing countries in their pursuit of the post-2015 SDGs.
May 14, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Africa Sustains Growth Despite Global Uncertainty
Despite the weaker global economic environment, sub-Saharan Africa is expected to continue growing strongly in 2012. GDP growth is forecast to increase slightly from the 2011 average of 5 percent, according to the IMF in its latest assessment of the region's economy.
August 24, 2011 -- IMF Survey: IMF in Talks on Financing Boost for Drought-hit Africa
The IMF, welcoming international support for drought-hit countries in the Horn of Africa, is discussing with Djibouti and Kenya increasing existing loans to the two East African countries as part of the response. The IMF’s African Department head says there is also room to boost disaster-relief aid effectiveness.
June 22, 2010 -- IMF Survey: For Sustained Growth, Ethiopia Needs to Promote Remonetization
Ethiopia has made progress in restoring economic stability in 2009, while maintaining strong growth, the IMF says in its regular review of the east African country’s economy. Ethiopia’s top short-term priority is to arrest a demonetization trend and promote financial deepening.
February 03, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF to Assist Africa Hit Hard by Global Downturn
Although Africa will grow by more than 3 percent in 2009, the continent is likely to be hard hit by the global economic downturn, threatening to set back progress made across the region in recent years, the IMF says.
February 02, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF Lends Ethiopia $50 Million to Help Absorb Price Shocks
The IMF approves a $50 million loan for Ethiopia to help its economy adjust to the steep increases in international prices of fuel, fertilizer, and cereals in 2008. The price increases weakened Ethiopia's international reserves position and contributed to inflationary pressure.