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

April 2016

After an extended period of strong economic growth, many sub-Saharan African countries have been hit by a multiple of shocks—the sharp decline in commodity prices, tighter financing conditions, and a severe drought in southern and eastern Africa. Growth fell in 2015 to its lowest level in some 15 years and is expected to slow further to 3 percent in 2016. The growth performance, however, differs across countries, with most oil importers faring reasonably well. The region’s medium-term prospects remain favorable but many countries urgently need to reset their policies to reinvigorate growth and realize this potential. To this end, countries should adjust fiscal policies, and for those outside monetary unions, exchange rate flexibility, as part of a wider policy package, should also generally be part of the first line of defense. In the medium term, policies targeted at diversification and financial sector development could also strengthen resilience and boost growth.

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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.