Haiti Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Haiti
This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Haiti and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Haiti and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with Haiti.
News and Highlights
Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), announced today that the Fund will provide US$100 million very rapidly in emergency financing to Haiti to assist it in dealing with the aftermath of the massive and devastating earthquake that has hit the country. “I have asked staff to look into all the possibilities and am pleased to announce that we are able to make US$100 million available very quickly.
IMF staff visiting Port-au-Prince, Haiti in November 2007 discussed the country's economic progress with a range of stakeholders. The IMF team was in Haiti to review progress under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) program.
Haiti and The IMF
June 10, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/154
Haiti: Seventh Review Under the Extended Credit Facility, Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Haiti
April 29, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/105
Press Release: IMF’s Executive Board Completes Seventh Review under Haiti’s ECF arrangement and Approved US$2.5 Million Disbursement
Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere
Growth across Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to remain subdued at 2.5 percent in 2014. The firming recovery in the advanced economies will support export activity, but this positive impulse is likely to be offset in many countries by the impact of lower commodity prices, tighter external financing conditions, and domestic supply bottlenecks. Renewed volatility in financial markets and a sharper-than-expected decline in commodity prices represent distinct downside risks. Faced with these challenges, policymakers should seek to preserve credible policy frameworks and ensure sufficient buffers to cope with adverse shocks. For fiscal policy, a neutral to tighter stance will be appropriate in most countries, while exchange rate flexibility and proactive supervision of the financial system should serve as the principal defenses against external volatility. To boost medium-term growth prospects, further efforts are needed to raise infrastructure investment, improve educational outcomes, and enhance the business environment.