This web page provides information about the work of the IMF in the ECCU and its member countries Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica,Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, as well the activities of the Regional Representative Office.
At a Glance
- Antigua and Barbuda joined the Fund in February 25, 1982. The IMF Executive Board completed the Second and Third Review under the Stand-by arrangement on March 30, 2011
- Dominica joined the Fund on December 12, 1978
- Grenada joined the Fund on August 27, 1975.
- St. Kitts and Nevis joined the Fund on August 15, 1984
- St. Lucia joined the Fund on November 15, 1979. The IMF Executive Board approved US$8 million in Emergency Assistance for St. Lucia on January 12, 2011
- St. Vincent and the Grenadines joined the Fund on December 28, 1979. IMF Executive Board Approves US$3.26 Million Disbursement Under Rapid Credit Facility on February 28, 2011
- Anguilla and Montserrat are UK territories. Since 2009, the IMF includes the two territories in its regional policy consultation discussion. In addition, in 2011 the IMF staff will have bilateral discussions with Anguilla and Montserrat.
- Eastern Caribbean Currency Union. As in the case of the other three monetary unions in the world, since 2002 the IMF holds formal regional consultations with the ECCU.
June 2009 through June 2014
September 9, 2014
September 9, 2014
Press Release; June 19, 2014
June 19, 2014
Public Information Notice - April 1, 2013
April 1, 2013
Press Release; September 5, 2012
September 5, 2012
IMF's Work on the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union
March 22, 2017
March 22, 2017
March 10, 2017
Author/Editor:International Monetary Fund. Western Hemisphere Dept.
Series:Country Report No. 17/66
February 6, 2017
December 21, 2016
Regional Economic Outlook
Latin America and the Caribbean: Are Chills Here to Stay?October 2016
Economic activity in Latin America and the Caribbean is expected to bottom out in 2016, before making a modest recovery next year. While weak external demand and persistently low commodity prices continue to weigh on the regional outlook, domestic developments have been the key driver of growth outcomes in some stressed economies. GDP is expected to contract by 0.6 percent in 2016 before recovering to 1.6 percent growth in 2017. Recurrent growth disappointments point to lower potential growth, underscoring the need for structural reforms to boost productive capacity, but these will take time to bear fruit. Exchange rate flexibility has served the region well and, with shifting global trends, should continue to serve as the first line of defense against adverse shocks. In many cases, the need for a contractionary monetary policy stance is no longer evident, with inflation and inflation expectations returning to target levels. With risks still on the downside, countries should use the improved global financial environment to rebuild their fiscal buffers while preserving critical capital expenditures and social outlays. Uncertainty concerning the duration of easy global financial conditions poses risks for the region, while financial and corporate sector vulnerabilities bear closer monitoring.