This web page provides information on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Ethiopia and the IMF. Additional information can be found on the Ethiopia and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English that deal with Ethiopia.

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At a Glance

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Ethiopia joined the Fund in December 27, 1945
  • Total Quotas: SDR 133.70 Million (As of April 30, 2008)
  • Outstanding Purchases and Loans: SDR 106.97 Million
  • The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation, October 30, 2015, Series: Country Report No. 15/300

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Office Activities

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IMF's Work on Ethiopia

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Regional Economic Outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa: Restarting the Growth Engine

May 2017

Growth momentum in sub-Saharan Africa remains fragile, marking a break from the rapid expansion witnessed since the turn of the millennium. 2016 was a difficult year for many countries, with regional growth dipping to 1.4 percent—the lowest level of growth in more than two decades. Most oil exporters were in recession, and conditions in other resource-intensive countries remained difficult. Other nonresource-intensive countries however, continued to grow robustly. A modest recovery in growth of about 2.6 percent is expected in 2017, but this falls short of past trends and is too low to put sub-Saharan Africa back on a path of rising living standards. While sub-Saharan Africa remains a region with tremendous growth potential, the deterioration in the overall outlook partly reflects insufficient policy adjustment. In that context, and to reap this potential, strong and sound domestic policy measures are needed to restart the growth engine. Read the report

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Departmental Papers on Africa

Africa Departmental Papers Cover 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.