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

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At A Glance: Sierra Leone's Relations with the IMF

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Sierra Leone joined the Fund in September 10, 1962; Article VIII
  • Total Quotas: 103.70 Million (As of November 30, 2015)
  • Loans outstanding: ECF Arrangements SDR 182.64 Million
  • Last Article IV Consultation: The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on December 6, 2010. (Country Report No. 10/370, December 20, 2010)
  • IMF Response to The Ebola Crisis

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Sierra Leone and the IMF

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October 11, 2018

Capital Flows and The Future of Work

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.


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Departmental Papers on 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.

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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. 

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