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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: IMF Staff Concludes Mission to Kenya

November 13, 2014

IMF Survey : Affected Countries Working on Post-Ebola Recovery Plan

October 11, 2014
The three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are working on a post-Ebola recovery plan, Sierra Leone Finance Minister Kaifala Marah tells a Washington news conference, adding that the outbreak has reversed years of economic progress in Sierra Leone. click for more

Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference

October 11, 2014

Transcript of the African Department Press Briefing

October 10, 2014

Kenya: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

October 2, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/302 click for more

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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

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The October 2014 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa anticipates continued strong growth in much of Sub-Saharan Africa, driven by efforts to invest in infrastructure and by strong agricultural production. However, the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone is exacting a heavy toll, with spillovers to neighboring countries. In addition, external threats to the region's overall positive outlook include global financial conditions and a slowdown in emerging market growth. Other topics are building resilience in fragile states and addressing the infrastructure deficit. 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.