Benin : Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

December 22, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Benin’s Fifth Review under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and request for waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria are discussed. The main challenge ahead is to limit inflation pressures from higher food and fuel prices while sustaining medium-term fiscal consolidation and accelerating structural reforms to increase the sustainable growth rate. The authorities have taken actions to address the food and fuel crisis and accelerate structural reforms. They have allowed the full pass-through of higher international food and fuel prices and tightened fiscal policy while putting in place measures to protect the poor.

Series:

Country Report No. 08/374

Subject:

Notes:

Full text also available in French.

Frequency:

Monthly

English

Publication Date:

December 22, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451803594/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BENEA2008009

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

76

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