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Kiribati and the IMF
Updated May 27, 2014

Show all items sorted by date | Annual Meetings Speeches (8) | Article IV Staff Reports (6) | Development Committee Statements (1) | IMF Survey Online (1) | IMF Surveys (1) | IMFC Statements (8) | Joint Meeting of the IMFC and the Development Committee (1) | Mission Concluding Statements (3) | Press Releases (5) | Public Information Notices (6) | Publications (10) | Speeches (1) 
Annual Meetings Speeches
October 13, 2008 -- Statement by the Hon. Natan Teewe, Governor of the IMF and the World Bank Group for Kiribati, on behalf of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 25, 2005 -- Statement by the Hon. Jefferson Barton, Governor of the World Bank for the Republic of the Marshall Islands, on behalf of Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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October 04, 2004 -- Statement by the Hon. Nick L. Andon, Governor of the Fund for the Federated States Of Micronesia, on behalf of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 24, 2003 -- Statement by the Hon. Casmir Remengesau, Governor of the World Bank for Republic Of Palau, and on behalf of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands (Republic of ), Samoa, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 29, 2002 -- Statement by the Hon. Misa Telefoni Retzlaff, Governor of the IMF for Samoa, on behalf of Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanatu, at the Joint Annual Discussion of the Boards of Governors of the IMF and World Bank, September 29, 2002
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September 27, 2000 -- Statement by the Hon. Beniamina Tinga, Governor of the IMF for Kiribati, on behalf of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Palau and Samoa, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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September 29, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Sela Molisa, Governor of the World Bank and the Fund for Vanuatu, on behalf of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Palau, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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October 07, 1998 -- Statement by the Hon. Bartholomew Aba'au Ulufa'alu, Governor of the World Bank for Solomon Islands, on behalf of the Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Western Samoa, at the Joint Annual Discussion
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Article IV Staff Reports
May 27, 2014 -- Kiribati: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kiribati
Series: Country Report No. 14/138
June 06, 2013 -- Kiribati: 2013 Article IV Consultation—Staff Report; Informational Annex, Debt Sustainability Analysis, Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kiribati
Series: Country Report No. 13/158
May 24, 2011 -- Kiribati: 2011 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report, Informational Annexes, Debt Sustainability Analysis, Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion, and Statement by the Executive Director for Kiribati
Series: Country Report No. 11/113
June 30, 2009 -- Kiribati: 2009 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Kiribati
Series: Country Report No. 09/199
September 21, 2001 -- Kiribati: 2001 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report and Public Information Notice on the Executive Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 01/165
September 21, 2001 -- Kiribati: 2001 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report and Public Information Notice on the Executive Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 01/165
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Development Committee Statements
April 28, 2001 -- Statement by the Hon. Peter Costello, Treasurer of Australia, to the Development Committee , April 30, 2001
On behalf of the constituency comprising Australia, Cambodia, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of), Marshall Islands (Republic of), Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau (Republic of), Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
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IMF Survey Online
March 21, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Sheer Distance a Factor as Pacific Islands Seek to Boost Growth
The Pacific islands must address the impact of their remoteness and other unique economic issues as they seek to regain income levels prevailing before the global economic crisis. A conference in Samoa will look at how to make the islands more resilient to economic shocks.
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IMF Surveys
October 08, 2001 -- IMF Survey:
Press briefing on the World Economic Outlook; press briefing by IMF Managing Director Horst Kohler; conferences on poverty reduction strategies and East Asian monetary integration; challenges for Kiribati. PDF File Size: 553Kb
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IMFC Statements
April 20, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by Oh-Seok Hyun, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Tuvalu, Republic of Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 169Kb
October 13, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Wayne Swan, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer of Australia
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Tuvalu, Republic of Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 478Kb
April 21, 2012 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Wayne Swan, Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer of Australia
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Tuvalu, Republic of Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 298Kb
October 09, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Jeung-Hyun Yoon, Minister of Strategy and Finance, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 349Kb
April 24, 2010 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Jeung-Hyun Yoon, Minister of Strategy and Finance, Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 353Kb
October 04, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by Jeung-Hyun Yoon, Minister of Strategy and Finance of Korea,Rep.of
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 396Kb
April 25, 2009 -- IMFC Statement by Mr. Kyung-Wook Hur,First Vice Minister, Ministry of Strategy and Finance, Korea on behalf of the Hon. Jeung-Hyun Yoon, Finance Minister of the Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 350Kb
October 11, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by Wayne Swan, Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 353Kb
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by Hon. Wayne Swan, Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 52Kb
April 14, 2007 -- IMFC Statement by the Honourable Peter Costello, Treasurer of the Commonwealth of Australia
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 40Kb
September 17, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by the Hon. Okyu Kwon, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 303Kb
April 22, 2006 -- IMFC Statement by Honorable Tae-Shin Kwon, Vice Minister, Ministry of Finance and Economy, Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 217Kb
September 24, 2005 -- IMFC Statement by The Hon. Duck-Soo Han, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 180Kb
April 16, 2005 -- IMFC Statement by The Hon. Duck-Soo Han Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Economy of the Republic of Korea
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 683Kb
October 02, 2004 -- Statement by The Hon. Peter Costello, Treasurer of Australia
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 96Kb
April 24, 2004 -- IMFC Statements Hon. Peter Costello, MP, Australian Treasurer
On behalf of: Australia, Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Mongolia, New Zealand, Philippines, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Seychelles, Vanuatu, Samoa. PDF File Size: 575Kb
September 21, 2003 -- Statement by The Hon. Peter Costello, M.P. Treasurer of Australia, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meeting, September 21, 2003
On behalf of the constituency comprising Australia, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of), Marshall Islands (Republic of the), Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau (Republic of), Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
April 12, 2003 -- IMFC Statement by Senator the Hon. Ian Campbell, Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer of Australia, April 12, 2003
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Australia, Kiribati, Korea, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
September 28, 2002 -- Statement by The Hon. Peter Costello, M.P., Treasurer of Australia, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, Washington, D.C., September 28, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of Australia, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of), Marshall Islands (Republic of the), Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau (Republic of), Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
April 20, 2002 -- IMFC Statement by Senator The Hon. Ian Campbell Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer of Australia, April 20, 2002
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the constituency comprising Australia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
November 17, 2001 -- Statement by The Hon. Peter Costello, Treasurer of Australia to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, Ottawa, November 17, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the constituency comprising Australia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Republic of Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu
April 28, 2001 -- Statement by the Hon. Peter Costello, Treasurer of Australia, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, April 29, 2001
The International Monetary and Financial Committee statement on behalf of the constituency comprising Australia, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of), Marshall Islands (Republic of), Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau (Republic of), Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
September 24, 2000 -- Statement by Senator the Hon. Rod Kemp Assistant Treasurer of Australia to the International Monetary and Financial Committee
April 16, 2000 -- Statement by Senator the Hon. Rod Kemp, Assistant Treasurer of Australia, to the International Monetary and Financial Committee, April 16, 2000
The International Monetary and Financial Committee member for the constituency consisting of Australia, Kiribati, Korea, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu
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Joint Meeting of the IMFC and the Development Committee
April 28, 2001 -- Statement by the Hon. Peter Costello, Treasurer of Australia - International Monetary and Financial Committee and Development Committee, April 29, 2001
On behalf of the World Bank constituency comprising Australia, Cambodia, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of), Marshall Islands (Republic of), Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau (Republic of), Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu and the IMF constituency comprising Australia, Kiribati, Korea (Republic of), Marshall Islands (Republic of), Micronesia (Federated States of), Mongolia, New Zealand, Palau (Republic of), Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Samoa, the Seychelles, Solomon Islands and Vanuatu.
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Mission Concluding Statements
March 14, 2014 -- Kiribati – 2014 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
April 09, 2013 -- Kiribati – 2013 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
February 22, 2011 -- Kiribati-- 2011 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
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Press Releases
May 23, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Kiribati
March 04, 2009 -- Press Release: Statement of an IMF Staff Mission at the Conclusion of the 2009 Article IV Discussions with Kiribati
April 21, 2008 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Staff Mission to Kiribati
March 01, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Staff Mission to Kiribati
April 01, 2004 -- Press Release: Kiribati Formally Begins Participation in the IMF's General Data Dissemination System
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Public Information Notices
June 06, 2013 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Kiribati
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 17, 2011 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Kiribati
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 12, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Kiribati
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
July 07, 2003 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with Kiribati
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 21, 2001 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2001 Article IV Consultation with Kiribati
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.
September 22, 1999 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Kiribati
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.
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Publications
June 01, 2012 -- Global and Regional Spillovers to Pacific Island Countries
Author/Editor: Sheridan, Niamh | Tumbarello, Patrizia | Wu, Yiqun
Series: Working Paper No. 12/154
May 24, 2011 -- Kiribati: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 11/114
June 30, 2009 -- Kiribati: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 09/196
August 01, 2005 -- Managing Revenue Volatility in a Small Island Economy: The Case of Kiribati
Author/Editor: Purfield, Catriona
Series: Working Paper No. 05/154
August 13, 1997 -- Kiribati--Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 97/61
December 19, 1995 -- Kiribati - Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/117
Notes: This report on recent economic developments in Kiribati was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. As such, the views expressed in this document are those of the staff team and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government of Kiribati, or the Executive Board of the IMF.
March 01, 1995 -- Paradise Lost? Growth, Convergence and Migration in the South Pacific
Author/Editor: Cashin, Paul | Loayza, Norman
Series: Working Paper No. 95/28
Notes: Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 42, No. 3, September 1995.
March 01, 1995 -- Paradise Lost? Growth, Convergence and Migration in the South Pacific
Author/Editor: Cashin, Paul | Loayza, Norman
Series: Working Paper No. 95/28
Notes: Also published in Staff Papers, Vol. 42, No. 3, September 1995.
June 15, 1989 -- Economic Development in Seven Pacific Island Countries
Author/Editor: Browne, Christopher | Scott, Douglas A.
June 15, 1989 -- Economic Development in Seven Pacific Island Countries
Author/Editor: Browne, Christopher | Scott, Douglas A.
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Speeches
March 22, 2012 -- Enhancing Resilience to Shocks and Fostering Inclusive Growth in the Pacific Islands by Min Zhu, Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund