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

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Georgia: At a Glance

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Georgia joined the Fund on May 5, 1992
  • Quota: SDR 150.30 million

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Office Activities

  • Presentation Caucasus and Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook by Mr. Juha Kahkonen

    November 8, 2019

  • Caucasus and Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook

    Mr. Francois Painchaud, IMF Resident Representative in Georgia, presented the IMF’s latest Regional Economic Outlook for the Caucasus and Central Asia on November 7, 2017. Representatives of the Georgian government, the National Bank of Georgia, the business community, the civil society, and the press attended the presentation and participated in discussions.

    November 9, 2017

  • Regional Economic Outlook for the Caucasus and Central Asia

    Mr. Francois Painchaud, IMF Resident Representative in Georgia, presented the IMF’s latest Regional Economic Outlook for the Caucasus and Central Asia on May 18, 2017. Representatives of the Georgian government, the President’s administration, the National Bank of Georgia, the business community, the civil society, and the press attended the presentation and participated in discussions.

    May 18, 2017

  • Regional Economic Outlook Caucasus and Central Asia

    Mr. Francois Painchaud, IMF Resident Representative in Georgia, presented the IMF’s latest Regional Economic Outlook for the Caucasus and Central Asia on November 2, 2016. Representatives of the Georgian government, the President’s administration, the National Bank of Georgia, the business community, the civil society, and the press attended the presentation and participated in discussions.

    November 2, 2016

  • Georgia's Macro-Financial Challenges

    On May 13, IMF Resident Representative in Georgia Azim Sadikov gave a presentation on Georgia’s macro-financial challenges at the International School of Economics in Tbilisi (ISET). The discussion that followed the presentation focused on how to reduce external and fiscal vulnerabilities while supporting economic growth.

    May 17, 2016

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Regional Economic Outlook

July 13, 2020

The Middle East and Central Asia (MCD) region has reacted to the global COVID-19 pandemic with swift and stringent measures that have saved lives. However, these policies have also had a large impact on domestic economic activity. With several countries in the region beginning reopening in past weeks, and a recent uptick in activity, rising infection numbers may pose risks. A sharp decline in oil prices together with production cuts among oil exporters and disruptions in trade and tourism added further headwinds. As a result, growth in the region is now projected at –4.7 percent in 2020, 2 percentage points lower than in April 2020. The unusually high level of uncertainty regarding the length of the pandemic and its impact on firm closures, the resulting downside risks (including social unrest and political instability), and potential renewed volatility in global oil markets dominate the outlook. The pandemic will continue to test countries’ health capacity and economic resilience. While ensuring strong health systems remains the immediate priority, governments should also focus on supporting the recovery and setting up resilient and well-targeted social safety nets. As the pandemic wanes, countries should facilitate recovery by easing the reallocation of workers and resources, as needed, while resuming gradual fiscal adjustment and rebuilding policy buffers. Multilateral support can play a key role in helping countries surmount these shocks.
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