Liberia Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Liberia
This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Liberia, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Liberia and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Liberia.
Liberia and the IMF
March 24, 2015
The IMF Executive Board approves a loan and grant package for Sierra Leone to help the West African country counter an economic slump, engendered by the Ebola outbreak and a sharp drop in iron ore prices, that is stretching the country’s social protection system.
Liberia: Request for Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility and Debt Relief under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Liberia
February 27, 2015
Series: Country Report No. 15/49
February 27, 2015
The IMF Executive Board approves $36.5 million in debt relief to Liberia in the form of a grant from a new trust set up to help low-income countries recover from natural disasters. The IMF says the move aims to help Liberia counter effects of the Ebola crisis.
Press Release: IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Statement Following a Meeting with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia
Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$ 45.6 Million Disbursement under the Rapid Credit Facility and US$ 36.5 Million in Debt Relief Under the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust for Liberia
Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
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.
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.