- Key Issues
- Low-Income Countries
Social Protection and the IMF
Where IMF Loans Are Going
IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under the ECF Arrangement for the Central African Republic, Approves US$40.2 Million Disbursement, and an Augmentation of US$55.1 Million
The augmentation will cover significant balance of payments needs in the context of the national strategy for recovery and peace and support social cohesion and economic growth.
IMF Executive Board Approves US$ 163.9 Million Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility for the Islamic Republic of Mauritania
The ECF-supported program is expected to help Mauritania economy foster inclusive and diversified growth to improve the population’s living standards, maintain macroeconomic stability, strengthen debt sustainability, and reduce poverty.
The ECF arrangement will support Guinea’s 2016–20 National Social and Economic Development Plan which aims at fostering higher and broad-based growth, diversifying the economy, and reducing poverty.
IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the ECF Arrangement for the Central African Republic, Approves US$16.3 Million Disbursement, and an Augmentation of US$15.5 Million
Swift implementation of the National Plan for Recovery and Peace’s investment program will boost economic prospects.
The arrangement will help stabilize the fiscal position, support a sustainable balance of payments position, and contribute to rebuilding the regional international reserve pool.
The arrangements under the Extended Credit Facility aims to restore the country’s fiscal and external sustainability and unlock job-rich, private sector-driven growth.
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
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
LIC Seminar: “Towards 2030: Trends, Opportunities, Challenges, and Policies for Inclusive Growth”
Thursday, October 12
8:30 a.m.– 2:15 p.m.
- 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