Executive Board
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on the Kingdom of Swaziland:

December 9, 2015
February 8, 2013
January 10, 2011
February 22, 2010
October 17, 2008

Article IV Staff Reports

Projected % Change
   2017  2018
Real GDP 0.3 0.3
Consumer Prices 7.6 6.2
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2017)
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Kingdom of Swaziland and the IMF
Updated July 10, 2017

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IMF Survey Online
April 16, 2016 -- IMF Survey : Drought, Insecurity Add to Commodity Woes—African Ministers
The dramatic decline in commodity prices combined with severe drought conditions and rising insecurity has hit many countries hard, African finance ministers said during the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington.
September 10, 2015 -- Podcast : Sub-Saharan Africa Getting a Grip on Inflation
Inflation can determine a currency’s purchasing power as high inflation means rising prices. But what drives inflation differs from region to region. In this podcast we talk with Oral Williams, IMF Mission Chief for Malawi and coauthor of a new research paper that shows the drivers of inflation are changing in sub-Saharan Africa.
February 10, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Customs Revenue, Fiscal Steps Can Power Swaziland Recovery
After a fiscal crisis in 2011, Swaziland can rally with structural reforms that will improve growth prospects. In its regular review of the country’s economy, the IMF says upfront fiscal measures, external financing, and higher customs revenue would enable the government to restore fiscal sustainability.
April 08, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Swaziland Uses IMF Monitoring Program to Fight Fiscal Crisis
IMF management approves a Staff-Monitored Program for Swaziland to help the country enact tax reforms and at the same time protect social spending. The program entails IMF scrutiny of the authorities’ policies, but does not include formal backing of the program or financial support.
February 12, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF Advice Helps Fight Financial Fraud as Schemes Multiply
Better communications, more financial complexity, and multinational business operations have made it a lot easier to commit financial fraud, and the IMF is advising a growing number of member governments on ways to thwart fraudulent financial schemes.