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.
At a Glance
At a Glance : Kenya's Relations with the IMF
- Current IMF membership: 189 countries
- Kenya joined the Fund in February 3, 1964; Article VIII
- Total Quotas: 271.40 Million (As of February 28 2015)
- Loans outstanding: Stand-by Arrangement SDR 352.82 Million SCF Arrangements SDR 135.70 Million
- Kenya is on the 12-month cycle for Article IV consultations. The last Article IV consultation was concluded on September 22, 2014 (IMF Country Report No. 14/302, published October 02, 2014)
August 18, 2016
Finance & Development, June 2016, Vol. 53, No. 2 By: Njuguna Ndung’u, Armando Morales, and Lydia Ndirangu
July 22, 2016
June 30, 2016
June 9, 2016
May 9, 2016
IMF's Work on Kenya
January 16, 2017
January 13, 2017
Author/Editor: Emre Alper ; Wenjie Chen ; Jemma Dridi ; Herve Joly ; Fan Yang
January 12, 2017
December 22, 2016
Author/Editor: Mr. Emre Alper ; Mr. Niko A Hobdari ; Ali Uppal
Series: Working Paper No. 16/247
November 4, 2016
Regional Economic Outlook
Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa this year is set to drop to its lowest level in more than 20 years, reflecting the adverse external environment, and a lackluster policy response in many countries. However, the aggregate picture is one of multispeed growth: while most of non-resource-intensive countries—half of the countries in the region—continue to perform well, as they benefit from lower oil prices, an improved business environment, and continued strong infrastructure investment, most commodity exporters are under severe economic strains. This is particularly the case for oil exporters whose near-term prospects have worsened significantly in recent months. Sub-Saharan Africa remains a region of immense economic potential, but policy adjustment in the hardest-hit countries needs to be enacted promptly to allow for a growth rebound.
Departmental Papers on Africa
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.
IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius
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.