Namibia : 2016 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Namibia

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

December 8, 2016

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2016 Article IV Consultation highlights that Namibia has experienced remarkable growth and economic progress since the financial crisis. Strong policy frameworks and expansionary domestic policies have contributed to macroeconomic stability, robust growth, and rising living standards. Yet deep-rooted structural impediments have kept unemployment high and unresponsive to growth, contributing to persistently high inequality. The outlook remains positive with considerable vulnerabilities and risks. Growth is projected to temporarily weaken to 1.6 percent in 2016 as the construction of large mines ends and the government starts consolidating.

Series:

Country Report No. 16/373

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 8, 2016

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475559071/1934-7685

Stock No:

1NAMEA2016001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

77

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