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

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At a Glance

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Zimbabwe joined the Fund on February 3, 1995
  • Total Quota: SDR 706.80 Million
  • Loans outstanding: None
  • Last Article IV Consultation: The Article IV consultation staff report was discussed by the Executive Board on July 5, 2017 (Country Report No. 17/196)

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Office Activities

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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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