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

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At a Glance

  • Current IMF membership: 190 countries
  • Ethiopia joined the Fund in December 27, 1945
  • Total Quotas: SDR 300.70 Million
  • The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia: Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation, December 4, 2018, Series: Country Report No. 18/354

Office Activities


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IMF's Work on Ethiopia

  • Transcript of IMF Press Briefing

    April 4, 2024

    Good morning, everyone, both to those of you here with us in person and to those joining us online. Welcome to the IMF press briefing. I am Julie Kozak, Director of the Communications Department. As usual, this briefing will be embargoed until 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time in the United States.

  • IMF Staff Concludes Mission to Ethiopia

    April 2, 2024

    An International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff team led by Mr. Alvaro Piris visited Addis Ababa from March 19 to April 2, 2024, to hold discussions on the authorities’ request for IMF support for their reform program.

  • Transcript of IMF Press Briefing

    March 7, 2024

    Good morning to both those of us here in person and those joining us online. Welcome to the IMF press briefing. I'm Julie Kozak, Director of Communications. As usual, this briefing will be embargoed until 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

  • Transcript of IMF Press Briefing

    February 22, 2024

    Welcome to the IMF press briefing, both to those here in the room and those of you joining us online. My name is Julie Kozak. I am the director of the IMF's Communications Department.

  • IMF Staff Completes 2023 Article IV Mission to Djibouti

    January 25, 2024

    Strong rebound in activity in 2023 but regional geopolitical developments pose important risks to continued recovery.


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Regional Economic Outlook

October 10, 2023


Still emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, countries in sub-Saharan Africa have been hit by a sluggish global economy, worldwide inflation, high borrowing costs, and a cost-of-living crisis. In many cases, inflation is still too high, borrowing costs are still elevated, exchange-rate pressures persist, and political instability is an ongoing concern. To ensure that the coming rebound is more than just a transitory glimpse of sunshine, it is important for authorities to guard against a premature relaxation of stabilization policies, while also focusing on reforms to both claw back lost ground from the four-year crisis and also to create new space to address the region’s pressing development needs.

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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.