Benin : Request for a Three-year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

April 26, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper discusses Benin’s Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility. The new program aims to create fiscal space by stepping up domestic revenue mobilization and enhancing the efficiency of government spending; gradually increasing absorptive capacity to scale up investment; strengthening public debt management; and promoting private sector investment through stronger institutions and a better business environment while keeping debt sustainable. It will also aim to ensure that scaled-up public investment is consistent with debt sustainability. This is particularly important for Benin: recent borrowing has significantly reduced available fiscal space, and potential risks have materialized as a result of growth shortfalls, fiscal slippages, and contingent liabilities from state-owned enterprises.

Series:

Country Report No. 17/100

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 26, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475596182/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BENEA2017001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

97

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