This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Malawi and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Malawi and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English that deal with Malawi.
At a Glance
- Current IMF membership: 189 countries
- Malawi joined the Fund in July 19, 1965; Article VIII (December 7, 1995)
- Total Quotas: 69.40 Million (As of November 30, 2006)
- Outstanding Purchases and Loans:
ESF Arrangements SDR 34.70 million % of Quota 50.00
ECF Arrangements SDR 70.02 million % of Quota 100.89
- Last Article IV Consultation: The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on July 23, 2012. (Country Report No. 12/221 )
Remarks by Ms. Antoinette Sayeh Director, African Department of the International Monetary Fund The Brookings Institution–November 19, 2009
November 19, 2009
As the world struggles with the most serious financial turmoil of the post-war era, attention has focused on the advanced and emerging-market economies that are most immediately affected. But the impact on poor countries is far more severe.
February 10, 2009
"While the headlines have been dominated by the impact of the crisis on advanced economies and emerging markets, the crisis also poses a severe challenge for African countries, which the international community must not ignore," said IMF Deputy Managing Director Takatoshi Kato.
February 3, 2009
IMF's Work on Malawi
December 22, 2016
Author/Editor: Mr. Emre Alper ; Mr. Niko A Hobdari ; Ali Uppal
Series: Working Paper No. 16/247
December 5, 2016
November 4, 2016
Author/Editor: Mr. Pokar D Khemani ; Mr. Benoit Wiest
Series: How-To Note No. 4
September 29, 2016
September 14, 2016
Author/Editor: Montfort Mlachila ; Ahmat Jidoud ; Monique Newiak ; Bozena Radzewicz-Bak ; Misa Takebe
Series: African Departmental Paper No.16/5
Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
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.