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: 190 countries
  • Burkina Faso joined the Fund in May 2, 1963; accepted Article VIII in June 1996
  • Total Quotas: SDR 120.4 Million (As of September 30, 2009)
  • Outstanding Purchases and Loans: SDR 142.11 Million (as of June 30, 2019)
  • Last Article IV Consultation: The Article IV consultation staff report was discussed by the Executive Board on December 21, 2018. (Country Report No. 19/15 - Publication Date: January 22,2019)

Regional Economic Outlook

October 22, 2020


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Fraudulent Scam Emails Using the Name of the IMF

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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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.