Islamic Republic of Afghanistan : Staff Report for the 2019 Article IV Consultation and the Sixth Review under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.

Publication Date:

December 20, 2019

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

Afghanistan is a fragile, aid-dependent country where insecurity combined with episodes of political uncertainty and adverse weather events have kept real GDP growth below 3 percent in recent years. In early September, U.S.-Taliban talks on a U.S. troop withdrawal as a basis for peace negotiations were suspended, with uncertainty as to the timing of their resumption. Presidential elections were held at end-September, but results have yet to be announced. The international community continues to support Afghanistan with civilian and military assistance and is pressing for intra-Afghan peace talks and an immediate reduction in violence. The authorities have expressed an interest in a new financial arrangement to support reforms.

Series:

Country Report No. 19/382

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 20, 2019

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513523958/1934-7685

Stock No:

1AFGEA2019003

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

127

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