This web page provides information on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Lebanon and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Lebanon and IMF, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English that deal with Lebanon.
Lebanon: At a Glance
- Lebanon joined the Fund on April 14, 1947
- Quota: SDR 266.40 million
- Outstanding Purchases and Loans: Post-Conflict Emergency Assistance SDR 15.86 million
- Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director; July 17, 2015 (Country Report 15/190 )
Annalisa Fedelino, Assistant Director in the Middle East and Central Asia Department, talks about her role as Mission Chief for Lebanon and her experience working on the country’s key macroeconomic issues at the IMF.
March 10, 2016
by Annalisa Fedelino; December 5, 2014
December 15, 2014
An Interview with Najla Nakhle- Economist- Head of Local Office in Beirut published by the Daily Star on February 18, 2013.
February 18, 2013
Based on the recently published official national accounts for 1997-2010, this paper presents an update about the main contributors to Lebanon’s real GDP growth, decomposes value-added by sector and demand components, discusses disposable income, and provides a regional comparison of GDP performance. It follows two notes published in July 2010 and March 2011.
November 14, 2012
The economic outlook for the Middle East and North Africa region is mixed. Most of the region’s oil-exporting countries are growing at healthy rates while the oil importers face subdued economic prospects, the IMF says in its latest assessment.
November 13, 2012
IMF's work on Lebanon
April 16, 2016
April 15, 2016
March 23, 2016
March 8, 2016
Author/Editor: Andrew Tiffin
Series: Working Paper No. 16/56
March 2, 2016
Author/Editor: Mariusz Jarmuzek ; Najla Nakhle
Series: Working Paper No. 16/46
Regional Economic Outlook
Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan
In 2016, low oil prices and deepening conflicts continue to weigh mightily on the economies of the MENAP region. Oil exporters are facing another year of heavily reduced oil export revenues, and require ongoing fiscal consolidation and reforms to cope with these losses and to diversify their economies away from oil. Oil importers are experiencing uneven and fragile growth, and need to adjust to the challenges of spillovers from their oil-exporting neighbors and the threat from conflicts. Read the report