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Sierra Leone Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Sierra Leone

June 1, 2009

This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Sierra Leone and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Sierra Leone and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English that deal with Sierra Leone.

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Sierra Leone and the IMF

History of Engagement--Economic Policy Advice, Technical Assistance, Balance of Payments Financing, and Catalytic Role for Budget Support; May 2013 click for more

Sierra Leone: Resident Representative’s Report on Seminar for Mayors/Chairmen of City/District Councils in Kenema

February 28-March 2, 2013 click for more

Sierra Leone and the International Monetary Fund-the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility 2006–2010

IMF Executive Directors completed the second review under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) arrangement with Sierra Leone, extending the program, initially due to end in mid-2009, for another year. This note sketches the salient features of the current program between Sierra Leone and the International Monetary Fund click for more

IMF Survey: Sound Policies, Support Can Help Africa Ride Crisis

IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn says Africa will not be spared the consequences of the global crisis and that the significant gains many countries have made in recent years in the fight against poverty are now at risk click for more

The World Must Not Forget Africa During This Crisis

A Commentary by Dominique Strauss-Khan, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund click for more

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Sierra Leone and The IMF

IMF Survey : Affected Countries Working on Post-Ebola Recovery Plan

October 11, 2014
The three countries worst hit by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa are working on a post-Ebola recovery plan, Sierra Leone Finance Minister Kaifala Marah tells a Washington news conference, adding that the outbreak has reversed years of economic progress in Sierra Leone. click for more

Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference

October 11, 2014

Sierra Leone: Ad Hoc Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Augmentation of Access and Modification of Performance Criteria and Financing Assurances Review-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Sierra Leone

September 29, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/300 click for more

Podcast : IMF Approves $130 Million for Countries Worst Hit by Ebola

September 26, 2014
The International Monetary Fund is to give $130 million of financial assistance to the three countries in west Africa hardest hit by the ebola crisis. Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone are facing slowing growth and disruptions to agriculture, mining, and services because of the outbreak. click for more

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$130 Million in Immediate Assistance to Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone in Response to the Ebola Outbreak

September 26, 2014

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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

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The October 2014 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa anticipates continued strong growth in much of Sub-Saharan Africa, driven by efforts to invest in infrastructure and by strong agricultural production. However, the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone is exacting a heavy toll, with spillovers to neighboring countries. In addition, external threats to the region's overall positive outlook include global financial conditions and a slowdown in emerging market growth. Other topics are building resilience in fragile states and addressing the infrastructure deficit. Click for more



IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius

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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.