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 11, 2021

A year into the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the race between vaccine and virus entered a new phase in the Middle East and Central Asia region, and the path to recovery in 2021 is expected to be long and divergent. The outlook will vary significantly across countries, depending on the pandemic’s path, vaccine rollouts, underlying fragilities, exposure to tourism and contact-intensive sectors, and policy space and actions. Public gross financing needs in most emerging markets in the region are expected to remain elevated in 2021–22, with downside risks in the event of tighter global financial conditions and/or if fiscal consolidation is delayed due to weaker-than-expected recovery. 2021 will be the year of policies that continue saving lives and livelihoods and promote recovery, while balancing the need for debt sustainability and financial resilience. At the same time, policymakers must not lose sight of the transformational challenges to build forward better and accelerate the creation of more inclusive, resilient, sustainable, and green economies. Regional and international cooperation will be key complements to strong domestic policies.
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