Liberia : Request for an Extension of the Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Staff Report and Press Release

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

November 9, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper discusses Liberia’s Request for an Extension of the Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). From mid-2014 to mid-2015, Liberia faced a serious Ebola virus disease crisis, which triggered the declaration of a state of emergency. End-June 2014 performance criteria (PCs) and indicative targets were met, except the revenue floor and the floor net foreign exchange position of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL), and the ceiling on net domestic assets. The authorities are expected to request waivers for the missed PCs in light of corrective actions undertaken to improve revenue collection and strengthen the net foreign exchange position of the CBL. The IMF staff supports the authorities’ request to extend the ECF arrangement.

Series:

Country Report No. 15/303

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 9, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781498373302/1934-7685

Stock No:

1LBREA2015002

Format:

Paper

Pages:

6

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