Nicaragua Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Nicaragua
This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Nicaragua and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Nicaragua and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and Spanish that deal with Nicaragua.
News and Highlights
With Nicolas Eyzaguirre, Director; David Robinson, Deputy Director; Miguel Savastano, Gilbert Terrier, and Rodrigo Valdes, Senior Advisors, in the Western Hemisphere Department; and Andreas Adriano, Media Relations Officer, in the External Relations Department Saturday, April 24, 2010
Nicaragua and The IMF
December 27, 2013
Series: Country Report No. 13/377
September 5, 2012
Series: Country Report No. 12/256
September 5, 2012
Series: Country Report No. 12/257
Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere
Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) remains in low gear, reflecting a less supportive external environment and, in some cases, domestic supply-side constraints. The region's output is projected to expand by 2¾ percent in 2013, with domestic demand remaining the main driver. The growth rate is expected to edge up to 3 percent in 2014 as external demand strengthens gradually, but will remain below the average growth rate of the last decade. In countries with low inflation and anchored inflation expectations, monetary policy should be the first line of defense if downside risks to the baseline materialize. Fiscal consolidation remains appropriate for countries with tight capacity constraints or limited fiscal space; it will also help constrain the continued widening of current account deficits. Safeguarding financial stability is a key priority in an environment of tighter global financial conditions and increased asset price volatility.