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

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At a Glance

Current IMF Membership: 189 Countries

Egypt joined the IMF on December 27, 1945 

Quota: SDR 2037.1 million 

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Regional Economic Outlook

April 15, 2020

Countries of the Middle East and Central Asia region have been hit by two large and reinforcing shocks, resulting in significantly weaker growth projections in 2020. In addition to the devastating toll on human health, the COVID-19 pandemic and the plunge in oil prices are causing economic turmoil in the region, with fragile and conflict affected states particularly hard-hit given already large humanitarian and refugee challenges and weak health infrastructures. The immediate priority for policies is to save lives with needed health spending, regardless of fiscal space, while preserving engines of growth with targeted support to households and hard-hit sectors. In this context, the IMF has been providing emergency assistance to help countries in the region during these challenging times. Further ahead, economic recoveries should be supported with broad fiscal and monetary measures where policy space is available, and by seeking external assistance where space is limited.
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