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

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At a Glance

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Burkina Faso joined the Fund in May 2, 1963; accepted Article VIII in June 1996
  • Total Quotas: SDR 60.20 Million (As of September 30, 2009)
  • Loans outstanding: PRGF Arrangements SDR 36.26 Million
  • Last Article IV Consultation: The Article IV consultation staff report was discussed by the Executive Board on October 29, 2016. (Country Report No. 16/390)

Regional Economic Outlook

April 12, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook: Recovery Amid Elevated Uncertainty

The economic recovery in sub-Saharan Africa continues. Regional growth is set to pick up from 3 percent in 2018 to 3.5 percent in 2019, before stabilizing at close to 4 percent over the medium term. These region‑wide numbers mask considerable differences in the growth performance and prospects of countries across the region. About half of the region’s countries— mostly non-resource-intensive countries—are expected to grow at 5 percent or more, which would see per capita incomes rise faster than the rest of the world on average over the medium term. For all other countries, mostly resource-intensive countries, improvements in living standards will be slower. Notwithstanding these different economic prospects and policy priorities, countries share the challenge of strengthening resilience and creating higher, more inclusive and durable growth. Addressing these challenges requires building fiscal space and enhancing resilience to shocks by stepping up actions to mobilize revenues, alongside policies to boost productivity and private investment.


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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.