This web page provides information on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Rwanda and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Rwanda and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English that deal with Rwanda.
At a Glance
- Rwanda joined the Fund in Joined: September 30, 1963
- Total Quotas: SDR 80.1 Million
- Loans outstanding: Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangements SDR 9.72 million
- Last Article IV Consultation: 2012 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review under the Policy Support Instrument and Request for Modification of Assessment Criteria, (Country Report No. 13/77)
iMFdirect Blog by Christine Lagarde
February 23, 2015
IMF Policy Paper
February 4, 2015
Call for registration in ICD open online courses. Registration deadline: October 1, 2014.
September 16, 2014
Call for registration in ICD open online courses. Registration deadline: October 22, 2014.
September 16, 2014
August 29, 2014
IMF's Work on Rwanda
September 14, 2016
Author/Editor: Montfort Mlachila ; Ahmat Jidoud ; Monique Newiak ; Bozena Radzewicz-Bak ; Misa Takebe
Series: African Departmental Paper No.16/5
August 24, 2016
Author/Editor: Tetsuya Konuki ; Mauricio Villafuerte
July 28, 2016
July 28, 2016
Author/Editor: Janet Gale Stotsky ; Lisa Kolovich ; Suhaib Kebhaj
Series: Working Paper No. 16/152
July 8, 2016
Author/Editor: Robert Dippelsman ; Venkat Josyula ; Eric Métreau
Series: Working Paper No. 16/133
Regional Economic Outlook
After an extended period of strong economic growth, many sub-Saharan African countries have been hit by a multiple of shocks—the sharp decline in commodity prices, tighter financing conditions, and a severe drought in southern and eastern Africa. Growth fell in 2015 to its lowest level in some 15 years and is expected to slow further to 3 percent in 2016. The growth performance, however, differs across countries, with most oil importers faring reasonably well. The region’s medium-term prospects remain favorable but many countries urgently need to reset their policies to reinvigorate growth and realize this potential. To this end, countries should adjust fiscal policies, and for those outside monetary unions, exchange rate flexibility, as part of a wider policy package, should also generally be part of the first line of defense. In the medium term, policies targeted at diversification and financial sector development could also strengthen resilience and boost growth.
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.