Islamic Republic of Afghanistan : Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion: Staff Report; Staff Supplement and Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

July 15, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper discusses key findings of the Fourth Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) for Afghanistan and a Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion. Program performance during the second half of 2007/08 fell short of expectations. The performance criterion on fiscal revenue was missed, and the authorities fell behind on several program commitments. For 2008/09, real GDP growth is projected to moderate to 7.5 percent and inflation to decelerate to 15½ percent by year’s end.

Series:

Country Report No. 08/229

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

July 15, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451800401/1934-7685

Stock No:

1AFGEA2008007

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

80

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