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Nepal Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Nepal

This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Nepal, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Nepal and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Nepal.

News — Highlights


IMF Asia and Pacific Regional Economic Outlook In global context, with implications for Nepal

Presentation by Thomas Richardson at National College, Kathmandu, June 9, 2014 click for more

Nepal's Fiscal Cliff

Op-ed by Todd Schneider, IMF Mission Chief, published in the Republica, March 20, 2013 click for more

Economic Outlook for India and Nepal in Global Context

Presentation by Thomas Richardson, Senior IMF Resident Representative, at the South Asian Institute of Management in Kathmandu on March 13, 2013 click for more

Break the cycle: Nepal needs to combat low growth and research shows that political consensus is key

Op-ed by Todd Schneider, IMF Mission Chief, published in the Kathmandu Post, January 15, 2013 click for more

Nepal: 2012 IMF Article IV Consultation and Recent Economic Developments and Outlook

Press Briefing by Thomas Richardson, Senior Resident Representative, December 20, 2012 click for more

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Nepal and the IMF

Nepal: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Nepal

July 18, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/214 click for more

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Nepal

July 16, 2014

Press Release: Mission Statement at the Conclusion of the 2014 Article IV Discussions with Nepal

April 24, 2014

Press Release: Statement by IMF Deputy Managing Director Naoyuki Shinohara at the Conclusion of his Visit to Nepal

November 22, 2013

Keynote Speech by Naoyuki Shinohara at the 49th SEACEN Governors' Conference and High-Level Seminar

November 21, 2013

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Regional Economic Outlook: Asia and Pacific

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The five Regional Economic Outlooks published biannually by the IMF cover Asia and Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Central Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Western Hemisphere. In each volume, recent economic developments and prospects for the region are discussed as a whole, as well as for specific countries. The reports include key data for countries in the region. Each report focuses on policy developments that have affected economic performance in the region, and discusses key challenges faced by policymakers. The near-term outlook, key risks, and their related policy challenges are analyzed throughout the reports, and current issues are explored, such as when and how to withdraw public interventions in financial systems globally while maintaining a still-fragile economic recovery. These indispensable surveys are the product of comprehensive intradepartmental reviews of economic developments that draw primarily on information the IMF staff gathers through consultation with member countries. Click for more

Scam Alert

Fraudulent Scam Emails Using the Name of the IMF

We would like to bring to the notice of the general public that several variants of financial scam letters purporting to be sanctioned by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or authored by high ranking IMF officials are currently in circulation, and may appear on official letterhead containing the IMF logo. The scam letters instruct potential victims to contact the IMF for issuance of a “Certificate of International Capital Transfer” or other forms of approval, to enable them receives large sums of monies as beneficiaries. The contact e-mail information is always BOGUS and unsuspecting individuals are then requested to send their personal banking details which the scammers utilize for their fraudulent activities.

Contrary to what is stated in these scam e-mails, letters, or phone conversations, the IMF does NOT authorize, verify, monitor, or assist in contract or inheritance payments between third parties and/or Governments, nor does it endorse the activities of any bank, financial institution, or other public or private agency. For purposes of clarification, the IMF is an inter-governmental organization whose transactions and operations are carried out directly with its member countries.

If you have already received such e-mails, you are advised to terminate all further contacts with the scammers, and, in the event that you have sent them funds, contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you are resident in the United States, you can also file a complaint with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), through the following website:

Additional general information on scam e-mails may be found at the following websites:

Resident Representative for Nepal

Thomas Richardson, Senior Resident Representative
Thomas Richardson
Senior Resident Representative
c/o Nepal Rastra Bank
Central Office
Baluwatar, Kathmandu
Telephone: 977-1-441-1977