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

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At a Glance 

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Nicaragua joined the Fund in March 14, 1946; Article VIII since 7/30/1964
  • Total Quotas: SDR 130.00 Million
  • Loans outstanding: ECF Arrangements SDR 64.31 Million
  • On January 28, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the 2015 Article IV consultation with Nicaragua

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IMF’s Work on Nicaragua


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Regional Economic Outlook

Western Hemisphere

Latin America and the Caribbean: Tale of Two Adjustments
April 2017

Economies of Latin America and the Caribbean are recovering from a recession at the regional level in 2016. In a tale of two adjustments, growth has been held back by weak domestic demand. This reflects both the ongoing external adjustment to earlier terms-of-trade shocks and, in some cases, fiscal adjustment, in addition to other country-specific domestic factors. Regional activity overall is expected to pick up gradually this year and next, but the outlook is weaker than projected last fall. The projection for medium-term growth remains modest at about 2.6 percent. The outlook is shaped by key shifts in the global economic and policy landscape, including a modest rebound in commodity prices and in partner demand and higher policy uncertainty at the global level. Domestic fundamentals and developments, however, will continue to play a significant role in determining growth in many economies. At the same time, risks to regional growth have widened in a setting of higher global policy uncertainty. In this challenging external context, countries should aim for completing fiscal and external adjustments to preserve or rebuild policy buffers. Charting a course toward higher, sustainable, and more equitable growth will also require strengthening structural reforms aimed at closing infrastructure gaps; improving the business environment, governance, and education outcomes; and encouraging female labor participation to boost medium-term growth and foster income convergence.

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