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Real GDP 6.8 6.9
Consumer Prices 5 5.0
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Tanzania and the IMF
Updated September 11, 2017

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IMF Survey Online
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.
June 30, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Strong and Equitable Growth: Fiscal Policy Can Make a Difference
Amid a recovery from the financial crisis that continues to disappoint and growing fear that the global economy is entering a prolonged period of mediocre growth, a new IMF <a href="http://www.imf.org/external/np/pp/eng/2015/042015.pdf">study</a> says that fiscal policy can actually lift potential growth.
February 26, 2015 -- Podcast : Building a Monetary Union in East Africa
The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community lays out all aspects of the ongoing financial integration process for Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi.
December 30, 2013 -- IMF Survey : New Pacts Ease Path Toward East African Single Currency
Moves toward deeper economic integration among the countries of the East African Community—Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda—gain new impetus from agreements on monetary union and cross-border payments sealed in recent weeks.
March 15, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Truly Integrated Market Would Bring Benefits to East Africa
Only a truly integrated market is likely to give East African Community countries the full benefits of improved productivity, competitiveness, and welfare, IMF Deputy Managing Director Naoyuki Shinohara said in Arusha, Tanzania, at a regional conference held to discuss the community’s first decade.
February 28, 2012 -- IMF Survey: IMF Promotes Better Economic Data in Africa
The IMF is helping a group of sub-Saharan African countries produce and disseminate higher-frequency data on economic growth.
September 25, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Africa Faces 'Considerable Risks' From Global Downturn
African economies face considerable risks from a renewed global economic downturn, African finance ministers tell a Washington news briefing. They add that the continent’s economies are still on the recovery path from the previous global crisis and are in the process of restoring critical economic buffers.
May 11, 2011 -- IMF Survey: Fiscal Policy Is Priority as Mineral Exports Boost Tanzania
Investment in Tanzania’s natural resources has expanded exports, while domestic policy buffers mitigated the worst effects of the global financial crisis. But, the IMF notes in its review of Tanzania’s economy, poverty affects one-third of the population and the country is dependent on foreign aid.
July 21, 2010 -- IMF Survey: New Financing Sources for Africa's Infrastructure Deficit
Four African countries aim to boost infrastructure budgets with new financing sources as they chase higher economic growth rates. Policy programs in Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda allow for less concessional financing from development banks, more public-private partnerships; and, potentially, external sovereign bond issues.
May 17, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Building Up Resilience in Low-Income Countries
As economies around the world recover from the global economic crisis, leading economists and policy makers debate the policy options to mitigate and manage risks associated with economic volatility in low-income countries.
March 04, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Africa Faces Twin Challenges After Global Crisis
With world recovery under way, Africa faces the twin challenges of reviving strong growth and reinforcing resilience to the economic shocks that regularly batter the continent, IMF officials say, as the IMF's head embarks on a three-country visit to the region.
April 26, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Crisis Threatens Millions in Africa, Ministers Say
African Finance Ministers welcome commitments to increase resources for developing countries, but caution that assistance was needed quickly if Africa is to contain the impact of the global economic crisis.
March 13, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Africa Conference Debates Way Forward Amid Crisis
The international donor community must honor its commitments to Africa, but the continent can also do more to live up to its growth potential and strengthen its resilience, concluded participants at a two-day conference on Africa's economy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
March 11, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Amid Crisis, Africa Calls for Stronger Partnership With IMF
African leaders, meeting at a two-day conference in Tanzania to discuss the continent’s response to the global financial crisis, urge a stronger partnership between the region and the IMF and call for enhanced surveillance over the policies of all its members.
March 10, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF Pledges to Help Africa Get Through Global Crisis
The IMF pledges to help Africa get through the global economic crisis by providing extra funding and technical assistance and offers to be the voice of Africa at coming talks of major industrial and emerging market countries in London convened to agree ways to combat the worldwide trade and business slump.
February 20, 2009 -- 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.
February 06, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Africa's Reforms Have Borne Fruit, But Gains Now Under Threat
Growth in Africa is expected to slow to 3¼ percent in 2009 as the global downturn takes its toll on the continent. But as bleak as things look, Africa's prospects will be bright once global recovery gets under way, says the IMF's Antoinette Sayeh.
February 03, 2009 -- IMF Survey: IMF to Assist Africa Hit Hard by Global Downturn
Although Africa will grow by more than 3 percent in 2009, the continent is likely to be hard hit by the global economic downturn, threatening to set back progress made across the region in recent years, the IMF says.