IMF Resident Representative Offices in Central and Eastern Europe
National Bank of Poland-IMF Conference
Building Market Economies in Europe: Lessons and Challenges after 25 Years of Transition
October 24, 2014
- Visit the National Bank of Poland conference webpage
Read the IMF Regional Economic Issues Special Report:
25 Years of Transition - Post-Communist Europe and the IMF
Watch the live webcast, October 24, 2014, from 9 a.m. (GMT +2)
Video: IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton
Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe
CESEE Regional Economic Issues (REI) report
This report assesses the macroeconomic outlook for Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe in light of the latest global economic and financial developments.
Emerging Europe: Geopolitical Tensions Taking a Toll
IMF Survey Magazine
October 10, 2014
News and Highlights
IMF Activities in Central and Eastern Europe
The IMF Regional Office in Warsaw was established in February 2005, succeeding the Resident Representative office for Poland. Its primary task is to enhance the IMF's ability to carry out surveillance in Central and Eastern Europe, including with regard to financial stability, economic convergence and integration, and the jobs and growth agenda.
To this end, the Regional Office:
- complements the work of headquarter-based mission teams by focusing on post-crisis issues across the region;
- cooperates with regional partners within the Vienna 2 Initiative framework for safeguarding financial stability in the region;
- monitors and analyzes economic developments from a regional perspective, identifies policy issues, and informs the IMF's staff at headquarters;
- maintains contacts with governments, civil society and other relevant institutions (such as the European Commission and the ECB);
- provides information to the media and other interested groups about the IMF's economic analysis and policy advice in the region.