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

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At a Glance

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Madagascar joined the Fund in September 25, 1963; Accepted the obligations of Article VIII, Sections 2, 3 and 4: September 18, 1996
  • Total Quotas: SDR 244.4 Million
  • Loans outstanding: ECF Arrangements SDR 248.79 Million, approved on July 26, 2019
  • Article IV/Country Report No. 17/223 (July 18, 2017)

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Office Activities

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Regional Economic Outlook

October 18, 2019

Growth in sub-Saharan Africa is projected to remain at 3.2 percent in 2019 and rise to 3.6 percent in 2020. The expected recovery, however, is at a slower pace than previously envisaged for about two-thirds of the countries in the region, partly due to a challenging external environment. Growth is projected to remain strong in non-resource-intensive countries, averaging about 6 percent. As a result, 24 countries, home to about 500 million people, will see their per capita income rise faster than the rest of the world. In contrast, growth is expected to move in slow gear in resource-intensive countries (2½ percent). Hence, 21 countries are projected to have per capita growth lower than the world average. Reducing risks and promoting sustained and inclusive growth across all countries in the region requires carefully calibrating the near-term policy mix, building resilience, and raising medium-term growth.


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Departmental Papers of 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.