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Tanzania Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Tanzania

October 2010

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



Sustaining the Expansion: Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa, April 2014

A presentaton by Abebe Selassie, Deputy Director, African Department, at a seminar hosted by REPOA in Dar es Salaam, April 28, 2014 click for more

Tanzania: Recent Economic Developments and Outlook

A presentation by Thomas Baunsgaard, IMF's Resident Representative for Tanzania, at a seminar hosted by REPOA in Dar es Salaam, April 28, 2014 click for more

Africa’s Success: More Than A Resource Story

By Antoinette M. Sayeh click for more

Ujumbe wa Shirika la Fedha la Kimataifa (IMF) wahitimisha ziara yake Nchini Tanzania

Machi 6, 2013 click for more

Recovery and New Risks

Regional Economic Outlook for sub-Saharan Africa; Presentation by John K., Wakeman-Linn, IMF Senior Resident Representative in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania click for more

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Tanzania and The IMF

Monitoring and Managing Fiscal Risks in the East African Community

August 13, 2015
Author/Editor: Paolo Mauro ; Herve Joly ; Ari Aisen ; C. Emre Alper ; Francois Boutin-Dufresne ; Jemma Dridi ; Nikoloz Gigineishvili ; Tom Josephs ; Clara Mira ; Vimal V Thakoor ; Alun H. Thomas ; Fan Yang
Series: African Departmental Paper No. 15/7
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Toward a Monetary Union in the East African Community : Asymmetric Shocks, Exchange Rates, and Risk-Sharing Mechanisms

July 20, 2015
Author/Editor: Paulo Drummond ; Ari Aisen ; C. Emre Alper ; Ejona Fuli ; Sébastien Walker
Series: African Departmental Paper No. 15/6
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Republic of Tanzania: Second Review Under the Policy Support Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for United Republic of Tanzania

July 10, 2015
Series: Country Report No. 15/181 click for more

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Second PSI Review for Tanzania

July 6, 2015

IMF Survey : Strong and Equitable Growth: Fiscal Policy Can Make a Difference

June 30, 2015
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="">study</a> says that fiscal policy can actually lift potential growth. click for more

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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa's economy is set to register another year of solid growth, although the expansion will be at the lower end of the range registered in recent years, mainly reflecting the severe impact of the sharp decline in oil prices on the region's oil exporters. In a context of tightening global financial conditions, the large fiscal and current account deficits that prevail in some countries could leave them vulnerable to a potential reduction in external financing. An uneven global recovery and domestic security-related challenges are also risks to the outlook. Against this backdrop, and beyond the immediate effects of the current shock, further progress toward diversification and structural transformation remains crucial to sustain high and inclusive growth, generate jobs for the rapidly growing young population, and foster integration into global value chains. Click for more

Toward a Monetary Union in the East African Community

Building Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa's Fragile States

In late 2013 the East African Community (EAC) countries (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda) signed a joint protocol setting out the process and convergence criteria for an EAC monetary union. The signing of the protocol represents a further step toward regional economic integration. It follows ratification of the protocols for a customs union (2005) and the common market (2010). Envisaged in 2024 is the introduction of a common currency to replace the national currencies of member countries.

Building Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa's Fragile States

Building Resilience in Sub-Saharan Africa's Fragile States

Fragile states—states in which the government is unable to deliver basic services and security to the population—face severe and entrenched obstacles to economic and human development. While definitions of fragility and country circumstances differ, fragile states generally have a combination of weak and non-inclusive institutions, poor governance, low capacity, and constraints in pursuing a common national interest. As a result, these countries typically display an elevated risk of both political instability (including civil conflict), and economic instability (through a low level of public service provision, inadequate economic management, and difficulties to absorb or respond to shocks). Crises in such countries can also have significant adverse spillovers on other countries. In contrast, resilience can be defined as a condition where institutional strength, capacity, and social cohesion are sufficiently strong for the state to promote security and development and to respond effectively to shocks.

Pan-African Banking : Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Border Oversight

Pan-African Banking : Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Border Oversight

Pan-African banks are expanding rapidly across the continent, creating cross-border networks, and having a systemic presence in the banking sectors of many Sub-Saharan African countries. These banking groups are fostering financial development and economic integration, stimulating competition and efficiency, introducing product innovation and modern management and information systems, and bringing higher skills and expertise to host countries. At the same time, the rise of pan-African banks presents new challenges for regulators and supervisors. As networks expand, new channels for transmission of macro-financial risks and spillovers across home and host countries may emerge. To ensure that the gains from cross border banking are sustained and avoid raising financial stability risks, enhanced cross-border cooperation on regulatory and supervisory oversight is needed, in particular to support effective supervision on a consolidated basis. This paper takes stock of the development of pan-African banking groups; identifies regulatory, supervisory and resolution gaps; and suggests how the IMF can help the authorities address the related challenges.

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.