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

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At a Glance : Sri Lanka's Relations with the IMF

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Sri Lanka and the IMF

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October 11, 2018

Asia has achieved remarkable economic success over the past five decades. Hundreds of millions of people have been lifted out of poverty, and successive waves of economies have made the transition to middle-income and even advanced-economy status. And whereas the region used to be almost entirely dependent on foreign know-how, several of its economies are now on the cutting edge of technological advance. Even more striking, all of this has happened within just a couple of generations, the product of a winning mix of integration with the global economy via trade and foreign direct investment (FDI), high savings rates, large investments in human and physical capital, and sound macroeconomic policies.


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