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Athi-Galana-Sabaki River, Kenya

Athi-Galana-Sabaki River, Kenya (Picture by Elido Turco, Italy)

Kenya Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Kenya

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

News and Highlights


A New Frontier for Kenya and Africa

A Blog by Christine Lagarde click for more

CNBC Africa Interview: Kenya well placed to tap financial markets

Kenya is well placed to borrow from the international financial markets when it debuts its sovereign bond next month. This is based on the country's strong macroeconomic management. The IMF also announced an immediate disbursement of $110 million to East Africa's biggest economy. CNBC Africa talks to Ragnar Gudmundsson, the IMF Kenya Resident Representative. click for more


A Newsletter of the IMF on Low-income countries; November 2012 click for more

Video: Kenya's Exchange Rate Volatility

ABN’s Samantha Loring speaks with Ragnar Gudmundsson, Resident Representative at the IMF, to discuss the key agreements. click for more

East Africa Currencies under Pressure

ABN crossed to Kenya where Ragnar Gudmundsson, Resident Representative from the IMF to talk more on the issue of currency speculation facing East African economies. Watch the video. click for more

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Kenya and The IMF

Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Kenya for the 2014 Article IV Consultation

July 9, 2014

Africa Rising - Building to the Future, Keynote Address by Christine Lagarde, Managing Director, IMF

May 29, 2014

Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference

April 12, 2014

Kenya: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Joint Staff Advisory Note

March 10, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/74 click for more

Press Release: IMF Organizes Workshop on Medium Term Budget Frameworks for East African Officials

February 12, 2014

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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

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The April 2014 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa anticipates a pickup in economic growth in 2014 but the region continues to face risks from both external and internal factors, among them slower growth in emerging markets which could impact both export demand and commodity prices. This report analyzes the possible impact of global forces on continued growth in sub-Saharan Africa and the policy actions that are needed to address these challenges. Chapters also discuss fostering a climate of inclusive growth and improving monetary policy frameworks in the region. Click for more

IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 26, 2014 opened the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Ebene, Mauritius, adding an important regional center to a global network of centers helping to develop countries' policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices.