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Guyana and the IMF
Updated April 11, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on December 09, 2013. Listed below are items related to Guyana, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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April 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Cabo Verde, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 103Kb
December 19, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Guyana
October 12, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by the Honorable Alexandre Tombini, Governor, Central Bank of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Cabo Verde, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 227Kb
April 20, 2013 -- IMFC Statement Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance, Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Cabo Verde, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 142Kb
November 29, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Guyana
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 13, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Guido Mantega Minister of Finance, Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 368Kb
July 27, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to Guyana
April 21, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 335Kb
September 24, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 101Kb
June 28, 2011 -- Guyana: 2010 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report, Supplement, Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion and Statement by the Executive Director for Guyana
Series: Country Report No. 11/152
June 22, 2011 -- Press Release: The Republic of Guyana Begins Participating in the IMF’s General Data Dissemination System
April 16, 2011 -- IMFC Statement by Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance, Ministerio da Fazenda, Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 336Kb
March 04, 2011 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Guyana
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
November 19, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to Guyana
October 09, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance, Ministerio da Fazenda, Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 282Kb
September 17, 2010 -- Guyana: Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 10/292
September 17, 2010 -- Guyana: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 10/293
April 24, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Guido Mantega Minister of Finance, Ministerio da Fazenda Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 329Kb
April 13, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Guyana
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 04, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Guido Mantega
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 293Kb
May 19, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2008 Article IV Consultation with Guyana
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
April 25, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 197Kb
October 11, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 343Kb
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Guido Mantega Minister of Finance of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 292Kb
April 03, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Guyana
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
February 01, 2008 -- External Tariff Liberalization in CARICOM: A Commodity-Level Analysis
Author/Editor: Sadikov, Azim M.
Series: Working Paper No. 08/33
October 20, 2007 -- IMFC Statement by Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance, Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 176Kb
May 11, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with Guyana
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
April 01, 2007 -- Guyana: Why Has Growth Stopped? An Empirical Study on the Stagnation of Economic Growth
Author/Editor: Staritz, Cornelia | Gold, Judith | Atoyan, Ruben
Series: Working Paper No. 07/86
February 01, 2007 -- Colonial Origins, Institutions and Economic Performance in the Caribbean: Guyana and Barbados
Author/Editor: DaCosta, Michael
Series: Working Paper No. 07/43
October 26, 2006 -- Guyana: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report 2005
Series: Country Report No. 06/364
October 26, 2006 -- Guyana: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Second Annual Progress Report - Joint Staff Advisory Note
Series: Country Report No. 06/365
September 19, 2006 -- Opening Address by the Chairman, the Hon. Bharrat Jagdeo, Governor of the Fund and the World Bank of Guyana, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 335Kb
September 19, 2006 -- Statement by the Hon. Conrad Enrill, Governor of the World Bank Group for Trinidad and Tobago, on behalf of the Joint Caribbean Group at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 329Kb
September 19, 2006 -- Concluding Remarks by the Chairman, Hon. Bharrat Jagdeo, Governor of the Fund and the World Bank, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 266Kb
September 17, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Guido Mantega, Minister of Finance of Brazil
On behalf of: Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. PDF File Size: 218Kb
September 07, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth Review of Guyana's PRGF Arrangement
May 03, 2006 -- Transcript of a Conference Call with Mr. Lennox Andrews, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Industry and Planning, Government of Grenada, Mr. Abebe Aemro Selassie, IMF Mission Chief for Grenada and Deputy Division Chief, Caribbean I Division on Grenada's Economic Reform Program
February 01, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review of Guyana's PRGF Arrangement
December 23, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF to Extend 100 Percent Debt Relief to Guyana Under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative
December 21, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF to Extend 100 Percent Debt Relief for 19 Countries Under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative
September 25, 2005 -- Statement by the Hon. Denzil Douglas, Governor of the World Bank for St. Kitts and Nevis, on behalf of the Joint Caribbean Group, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 350Kb
September 25, 2005 -- Address by the Hon. Saisnarine Kowlessar, Alternate Governor of the World Bank for Guyana, at the Closing Joint Session
PDF File Size: 344Kb
September 12, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review of Guyana Under a PRGF Arrangement
March 11, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with Guyana
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
January 25, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Guyana's Third Review Under a PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$14.1 Million Disbursement
December 14, 2004 -- Guyana: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report 2004
Series: Country Report No. 04/407
July 28, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Completes Second Review of Guyana's Performance Under the PRGF Arrangement, Approves Disbursement of US$8.8 Million
July 01, 2004 -- Caribbean Business Cycles
Author/Editor: Cashin, Paul
Series: Working Paper No. 04/136
May 05, 2004 -- Guyana: Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Completion Point Document
Series: Country Report No. 04/123
December 19, 2003 -- Press Release: IMF and World Bank Support US$334 Million Additional Debt Relief for Guyana
September 23, 2003 -- Statement by the Hon. Saisnarine Kowlessar, Governor of the World Bank for Guyana, on behalf of the Joint Carribean Group, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 05, 2003 -- Press Release: IMF Completes First Review of Guyana's Performance Under the PRGF Arrangement, Grants Waivers, Extends Program Period, and Approves Additional Interim HIPC Assistance
March 19, 2003 -- Guyana: Experience with Macroeconomic Stabilization and Structural Adjustment and Poverty Reduction
Author/Editor: Egoumé-Bossogo, Philippe | Faal, Ebrima | Nallari, Raj | Weisman, Ethan
March 19, 2003 -- Guyana: Experience with Macroeconomic Stabilization and Structural Adjustment and Poverty Reduction
Author/Editor: Egoumé-Bossogo, Philippe | Faal, Ebrima | Nallari, Raj | Weisman, Ethan
January 01, 2003 -- Currency Demand, the Underground Economy, and Tax Evasion: The Case of Guyana
Author/Editor: Faal, Ebrima
Series: Working Paper No. 03/7
September 29, 2002 -- Statement by the Hon. Anthony Boatswain, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank for Grenada, on behalf of the Joint Carribean Group, at the Joint Annual Discussion of the Boards of Governors of the IMF and World Bank, September 29, 2002
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September 28, 2002 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Pedro Malan, Minister of Finance of Brazil, on behalf of the Constituency comprising Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the Constituency comprising Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago
September 13, 2002 -- Press Release: IMF Approves a Three Year PRGF Credit for Guyana
September 01, 2002 -- Trade and Integration in the Caribbean
Author/Editor: Egoumé-Bossogo, Philippe | Mendis, Chandima
Series: Working Paper No. 02/148
August 30, 2002 -- Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Joint Staff Assessment
Evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of a country's poverty reduction objectives and strategies, and in it the staffs of the IMF and World Bank make recommendations about whether the PRSP or IPRSP provides a sound basis for concessional assistance from the Bank and Fund, as well as for debt relief under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative. PDF File Size: 153Kb
May 23, 2002 -- Guyana Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Describes the country's macroeconomic, structural, and social policies in support of growth and poverty reduction, as well as associated external financing needs and major sources of financing.
April 20, 2002 -- Statement by Mr. Pedro Malan, Minister of Finance of Brazil to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, Washington, D. C., April, 20, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the constituency comprising Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Spain, Venezuela
November 17, 2001 -- Statement by Mr. Pedro Malan, Minister of Finance of Brazil, at the International Monetary and Financial Committee, Ottawa, November 17, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago
August 31, 2001 -- Corrected: News Brief: IMF to Coordinate New Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Center
August 01, 2001 -- Financial System Soundness in the Caribbean: An Initial Assessment
Author/Editor: Worrell, DeLisle | Cherebin, Desiree | Polius, Tracy
Series: Working Paper No. 01/123
August 01, 2001 -- Financial System Soundness in the Caribbean: An Initial Assessment
Author/Editor: Worrell, DeLisle | Cherebin, Desiree | Polius, Tracy
Series: Working Paper No. 01/123
April 29, 2001 -- Statement by Mr. Pedro Malan, Minister of Finance of Brazil to the International Monetary and Financial Committee Meeting April 29, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Brazil, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guyana, Haiti, Panama, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago
January 09, 2001 -- Guyana: Statistical Annex
Series: Country Report No. 01/01
November 30, 2000 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Guyana
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
November 17, 2000 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Second Annual PRGF for Guyana
November 17, 2000 -- Press Release: IMF and World Bank Cut $590 Million in Debt Service for Guyana
November 01, 2000 -- HIPC Decision Point Document for the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative
Makes recommendations for decisions by the Executive Boards of the IMF and World Bank regarding: eligibility, timing of decision point under the Initiative, assistance required to reach the sustainability targets, and the agreed policy measures which when implemented would trigger the completion point. PDF File Size: 356Kb
October 30, 2000 -- Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper -- Guyana
Summarizes the current knowledge and analysis of a country's poverty situation, describes the existing poverty reduction strategy, and lays out the process for producing a fully developed PRSP in a participatory fashion.
September 27, 2000 -- Statement by the Hon. Ambrose George, Governor of the IMF for Dominica, on behalf of the Commonwealth Caribbean States who are members of Caricom
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June 01, 2000 -- Money Demand in Guyana
Author/Editor: Egoumé-Bossogo, Philippe
Series: Working Paper No. 00/119
March 01, 2000 -- Caribbean Approaches to Economic Stabilization
Author/Editor: Hilaire, Alvin
Series: Working Paper No. 00/73
July 19, 1999 -- Guyana - Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/52
May 21, 1999 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Guyana
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
May 14, 1999 -- Press Release: Guyana to Receive Over US$400 Million in Debt Relief
May 05, 1999 -- HIPC Completion Point Document
Assess the observance of the conditionality agreed at the decision point and provide a basis for decision by the Executive Boards of the IMF and World Bank on the release of all remaining assistance under the HIPC Initiative. PDF File Size: 357Kb
July 15, 1998 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Three-Year Arrangement Under the ESAF for Guyana
February 11, 1998 -- Guyana - Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 98/13
December 23, 1997 -- HIPC Decision Point Document
Makes recommendations for decisions by the Executive Boards of the IMF and World Bank regarding: eligibility, timing of decision point under the Initiative, assistance required to reach the sustainability targets, and the agreed policy measures which when implemented would trigger the completion point. PDF File Size: 530Kb
December 23, 1997 -- Press Release: IMF and World Bank Approve Debt Reduction Package for Guyana
September 24, 1997 -- Statement by the Hon. William C. Allen, Governor of the IMF for The Bahamas on behalf of the Caricom Countries, at the Joint Annual Discussion.
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September 23, 1997 -- Statement by the Hon. Carlos A. Massad, Governor of the World Bank and the Fund for Chile on behalf of the Latin American Governors of the Fund, at the Joint Annual Discussion.
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April 16, 1997 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Third Annual Loan for Guyana Under the ESAF
December 03, 1996 -- Guyana - Recent Economic Developments and Selected Issues
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 96/123
April 15, 1996 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Second Annual Loan for Guyana Under the ESAF
August 01, 1995 -- Exchange Market Reform, Inflation, and Fiscal Deficits
Author/Editor: Agénor, Pierre-Richard | Ucer, E. Murat
Series: Working Paper No. 95/78
August 01, 1995 -- Exchange Market Reform, Inflation, and Fiscal Deficits
Author/Editor: Agénor, Pierre-Richard | Ucer, E. Murat
Series: Working Paper No. 95/78
July 24, 1995 -- Guyana - Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/68
Notes: This statistical appendix on Guyana was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.
April 01, 1993 -- Experience With Floating Interbank Exchange Rate Systems in Five Developing Economies
Author/Editor: Galbis, Vicente
Series: Working Paper No. 93/36
April 01, 1993 -- Experience With Floating Interbank Exchange Rate Systems in Five Developing Economies
Author/Editor: Galbis, Vicente
Series: Working Paper No. 93/36

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