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: 189 countries
  • Ethiopia joined the Fund in December 27, 1945
  • Total Quotas: SDR 133.70 Million (As of April 30, 2008)
  • Outstanding Purchases and Loans: SDR 106.97 Million
  • The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia: Staff Report for the 2015 Article IV Consultation, October 30, 2015, Series: Country Report No. 15/300

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Regional Economic Outlook

Sub-Saharan Africa: Capital Flows and The Future of Work

October 2018

The macroeconomic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa continues to strengthen. Growth is expected to increase from 2.7 percent in 2017 to 3.1 percent in 2018, reflecting domestic policy adjustments and a supportive external environment, including continued steady growth in the global economy, higher commodity prices, and accommodative external financing conditions. While fiscal imbalances are being contained in many countries, the adjustment has typically occurred through a combination of higher commodity revenues and sharp cuts in capital spending, with little progress on domestic revenue mobilization. Over the medium term, and on current policies, growth is expected to accelerate to about 4 percent, too low to absorb the likely flow of new entrants into labor markets. The outlook is surrounded by significant downside risks, particularly considering the elevated policy uncertainty in the global economy. Shielding the recovery and raising medium-term growth would require reducing debt vulnerabilities and creating fiscal space through more progress on domestic revenue mobilization, and policies to achieve strong sustainable and inclusive growth. Read the report


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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.