This web page provides information on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Zambia and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Zambia and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English that deal with Zambia.
At a Glance
- Current IMF membership: 189 countries
- Zambia joined the Fund on September 23, 1965; Article VIII
- Total Quotas: 978.20 Million (As of April 30, 2016)
- Loans outstanding: ECF Arrangements SDR181.29 Million (As of April 30, 2016)
- Last Article IV Consultation: The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on May 20, 2015. (Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Zambia)
January 21, 2016
August 4, 2015
Joint Conference with GRZ and its Cooperating Partners. Mulungushi Conference Center, Lusaka, November 24-25, 2014
April 8, 2015
GRZ/ILO/IMF National Conference; New Government Complex; Lusaka, May 21-22 2012
May 4, 2012
Press Release; May 31, 2011
May 31, 2011
IMF's Work on Zambia
November 1, 2016
October 8, 2016
October 8, 2016
September 14, 2016
Author/Editor: Montfort Mlachila ; Ahmat Jidoud ; Monique Newiak ; Bozena Radzewicz-Bak ; Misa Takebe
Series: African Departmental Paper No.16/5
August 24, 2016
Author/Editor: Tetsuya Konuki ; Mauricio Villafuerte
Regional Economic Outlook
Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa this year is set to drop to its lowest level in more than 20 years, reflecting the adverse external environment, and a lackluster policy response in many countries. However, the aggregate picture is one of multispeed growth: while most of non-resource-intensive countries—half of the countries in the region—continue to perform well, as they benefit from lower oil prices, an improved business environment, and continued strong infrastructure investment, most commodity exporters are under severe economic strains. This is particularly the case for oil exporters whose near-term prospects have worsened significantly in recent months. Sub-Saharan Africa remains a region of immense economic potential, but policy adjustment in the hardest-hit countries needs to be enacted promptly to allow for a growth rebound.
Departmental Papers on Africa
The Departmental African Paper Series covers research on Sub-Saharan Africa conducted by International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff, particularly on issues of broad regional or cross-country interest. The views expressed in these papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, or IMF management.
IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius
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.