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.

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At a Glance : Malawi's Relations with the IMF

  • Current membership: 188 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 )

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News and Highlights

  • Sub-Saharan Africa: Challenges for 2010

    Remarks by Ms. Antoinette Sayeh Director, African Department of the International Monetary Fund The Brookings Institution–November 19, 2009

    November 19, 2009

  • The World Must Not Forget Africa During This Crisis

    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

  • IMF to Assist Africa Hit Hard by Global Downturn

    "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

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Malawi and The IMF


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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

AFR_REO_Cover_Eng_smallGrowth in sub-Saharan Africa has weakened after more than a decade of solid growth, although this overall outlook masks considerable variation across the region. Some countries have been negatively affected by falling prices of their main commodity exports. Oil-exporting countries, including Nigeria and Angola, have been hit hard by falling revenues and the resulting fiscal adjustments, while middle-income countries such as Ghana, South Africa, and Zambia are also facing unfavorable conditions. This October 2015 report discusses the fiscal and monetary policy adjustments necessary for these countries to adapt to the new environment. Chapter 2 looks at competitiveness in the region, analyzing the substantial trade integration that accompanied the recent period of high growth, and policy actions to nurture new sources of growth. Chapter 3 looks at the implications for the region of persistently high income and gender inequality and ways to reduce them.

Read the report

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Departmental Papers on Africa

Africa Departmental Papers Cover 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.

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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.