- Key Issues
- Low-Income Countries
Where IMF Loans Are Going
This new program aims to address Benin’s protracted balance of payments needs, and alleviate the impediments to inclusive growth and poverty reduction by creating fiscal space for infrastructure investment and priority social spending. It is also aimed at helping to catalyze official and private financing and build resilience to future economic shocks.
The new program aims to enhance macroeconomic stability and foster high and equitable growth, boost incomes and create jobs, while strengthening the foundations for sustainable development
The arrangements support the authorities’ economic and financial program to foster inclusive, sustainable growth; structural transformation of the economy; and poverty reduction
The loan will help the authorities meet urgent balance of payments needs arising from the effects of Hurricane Matthew
The arrangements under the Extended Credit Facility and Extended Funds Facility will support the country’s economic and financial reform program.
The arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility supports the authorities’ efforts to help raise growth by consolidating progress on the macroeconomic and structural fronts and catalyzing continued support from donors.
The arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility aims to entrench macroeconomic stability and create the conditions for sustained and inclusive growth through structural reforms.
The arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility aims to reinforce macroeconomic stability and promote sustainable and inclusive growth
Fund support will complement the authorities’ efforts to address growing external imbalances, by boosting reserves, with a first SDR 72.09 million disbursement (about US$102 million) available immediately
IMF extends its arrangement with Mali under the Extended Credit Facility by one year and increases its total support to US$ 138.8 million
The arrangement is supporting the authorities’ reform program which, despite a challenging security environment, has made good progress
IMF extends its arrangement with Malawi under the Extended Credit Facility and increases its total support to US$ 192 million
The extension gives the authorities more time to achieve the objectives of the program while the additional financing will help to strengthen the country’s response to the El Niño induced drought
The new precautionary arrangements support continued macroeconomic and institutional reform, and would help mitigate the impact of potential exogenous shocks if they were to materialize.
Need to Know
Provides grants for debt relief for countries that are hit by catastrophic natural or public health disasters
Amid signs of success, there's more money and new instruments
A two-step process to free resources for social spending
The Sustainable Development Goals are a new set of global development targets adopted by the member countries of the UN in September 2015
Poverty Reduction Strategies (PRS) are central to IMF-supported economic and financial programs in low-income countries
Who Said That?
An Address by Deputy Managing Director Min Zhu, Ethiopia
An Address by the Managing Director at the The Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.
An Address by the Managing Director at the University of the West Indies Mona, Jamaica
An Address by the First Deputy Managing Director at the Peterson Institute for International Economics
Five Things to Know About the Prospects for Low-Income Developing Countries
- Africa Rising (Facebook)
- Video: Toward Better Infrastructure in Developing Countries
- Staff Discussion Note: Macro-Structural Policies and Income Inequality in Low-Income Developing Countries
- Slowing Global Growth has Varied Effects on Low-Income Countries
- List of countries eligible to access the PRGT - the Fund’s concessional facilities
- After Paris: Fiscal, Macroeconomic, and Financial Implications of Climate Change
- Statement by MD on the Role of the Fund in Addressing Climate Change
- Financing for Development: IMF’s Role in the Post-2015 Agenda
- Press Release: Reform of the Fund's Policy on Poverty Reduction Strategies in Fund Engagement with LIC--Proposals
- Press Release: Eligibility to Use the Fund's Facilities for Concessional Financing 2015
- Staff Discussion Note:From Ambition to Execution: Policies in Support of Sustainable Development Goals on Policies in Support of SDGs
- Video: A conversation with MD Lagarde-Brookings
- Video: IMF’s new initiatives for developing countries
- Video: Webcast of MD Lagarde’s Brookings speech
- Read MD Lagarde’s Full Speech
- Press Release: FfD on Revisiting Monterrey Consensus
- FfD Policy paper on Revisiting Monterrey Consensus
- Press Release: IFIs Funding of SDGs
- IMF and MDBs Joint Note on FfD
- IMF and MDBs Joint Platform FIN4Dev
- Harnessing Data
- FfD and the Way Forward
Research & Publications
- Sub-Saharan African Businesses Must Produce More Jobs to Fulfill the Region’s Promise
- Reducing Informality
- The Economic Impact of IMF-Supported Programs in Low-Income Countries
- Macro Research for Development
- The Elusive Quest for Inclusive Growth: Growth, Poverty, and Inequality in Asia
- Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa