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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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IMF's Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust

Frequently Asked Questions on the Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust click for more

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

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Sierra Leone and The IMF

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$114.63 Million in Financing and Debt Relief for Sierra Leone

March 2, 2015

Press Release: IMF Establishes a Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to Enhance Support for Eligible Low Income Countries Hit by Public Health Disasters

February 13, 2015

Harnessing Resource Wealth for Inclusive Growth in Fragile States

February 11, 2015
Author/Editor: Corinne Delechat ; Will Clark ; Pranav Gupta ; Malangu Kabedi-Mbuyi ; Mesmin Koulet-Vickot ; Carla Macario ; Toomas Orav ; Manuel Rosales ; Rene Tapsoba ; Dmitry Zhdankin ; Susan Yang
Series: Working Paper No. 15/25
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Podcast : IMF Grants Help Ebola-hit Countries Drive Down Debt

February 5, 2015
The IMF will provide grants totaling $100 million to the three countries worst hit by the Ebola epidemic. Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone will use the funds to cover the cost of servicing their debt. click for more

Press Release: IMF Establishes a Catastrophe Containment and Relief Trust to Enhance Support for Eligible Low Income Countries Hit by Public Health Disasters

February 5, 2015

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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.