Sri Lanka Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Sri Lanka
This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Sri Lanka, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Sri Lanka and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Sri Lanka.
News — Highlights
Sri Lanka and the IMF
Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes Third Post Program Monitoring Discussion with Sri Lanka
Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific
The economic outlook for Asia and Pacific is stable and robust, with growth expected to hold steady at 5.6 percent in 2015, easing slightly to 5.5 percent in 2016, according to the latest Regional Economic Outlook for Asia and Pacific, published on May 7, 2015.
Although Asia will remain the global growth leader, vulnerabilities associated with increased domestic and foreign debt are rising. Potential growth is likely to slow, reflecting weaker productivity gains, and the effects of aging populations and infrastructure bottlenecks in some countries.
The report finds that monetary and fiscal policy settings are broadly appropriate, but boosting resilience and potential growth remain top priorities, with structural reforms continuing to play a big role. The report also explores Asia's role in global value chains and the factors affecting financial integration within Asia.