Resident Representative Office in Liberia

This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Liberia, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Liberia and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Liberia.

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At a Glance : Liberia's Relations with the IMF

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Liberia joined the Fund on March 28, 1962
  • Quota: SDR 129.2 million
  • Outstanding loans: RCF Loans SDR 32.30 million;  ECF Arrangements SDR 76.03 million
  • The latest Article IV consultation was discussed by the Executive Board on November 19, 2012 (Country Report 12/340)
  • Technical Assistance: more than 50 missions since 2007, including 5 long-term resident advisors.
  • IMF Response to The Ebola Crisis

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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

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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IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 26, 2014 opened the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Ebene, Mauritius, adding an important regional center to a global network of centers helping to develop countries' policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices.