This web page provides information on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Benin and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Benin and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with Benin.

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At a Glance

  • Benin joined the Fund on July 10, 1963
  • Total Quotas: SDR 61.90 Million (As of August 31, 2012)
  • Loans outstanding: ECF Arrangements SDR 66.78 Million
  • Last Article IV Consultation: The 2015 Article IV Consultation staff report was discussed by the Executive Board on December 16, 2015 (IMF Country Report No. 16/6)

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Fraudulent Scam Emails

We would like to bring to the notice of the general public that several variants of financial scam letters purporting to be sanctioned by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or authored by high ranking IMF officials are currently in circulation, and may appear on official letterhead containing the IMF logo. The scam letters instruct potential victims to contact the IMF for issuance of a “Certificate of International Capital Transfer” or other forms of approval, to enable them receives large sums of monies as beneficiaries. The contact e-mail information is always BOGUS and unsuspecting individuals are then requested to send their personal banking details which the scammers utilize for their fraudulent activities.
For more information please see Fraudulent Scam Emails Using the Name of the IMF

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Office Activities

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IMF's Work on Benin

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Regional Economic Outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa: Restarting the Growth Engine

May 2017

Growth momentum in sub-Saharan Africa remains fragile, marking a break from the rapid expansion witnessed since the turn of the millennium. 2016 was a difficult year for many countries, with regional growth dipping to 1.4 percent—the lowest level of growth in more than two decades. Most oil exporters were in recession, and conditions in other resource-intensive countries remained difficult. Other nonresource-intensive countries however, continued to grow robustly. A modest recovery in growth of about 2.6 percent is expected in 2017, but this falls short of past trends and is too low to put sub-Saharan Africa back on a path of rising living standards. While sub-Saharan Africa remains a region with tremendous growth potential, the deterioration in the overall outlook partly reflects insufficient policy adjustment. In that context, and to reap this potential, strong and sound domestic policy measures are needed to restart the growth engine. Read the report

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Departmental Papers on Africa

Africa Departmental Papers Cover The Departmental African Paper Series covers research on Sub-Saharan Africa conducted by International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff, particularly on issues of broad regional or cross-country interest. The views expressed in these papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, or IMF management.

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IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 26, 2014 opened the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Ebene, Mauritius, adding an important regional center to a global network of centers helping to develop countries' policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices.