Benin : Requests for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and Purchase Under the Rapid Financing Instrument-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

January 19, 2021

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The COVID-19 pandemic has severely affected Benin. The authorities’ early and decisive action has helped stave off the spread of the virus, and a sizeable fiscal response has kept a recession at bay. Nevertheless, the economy has suffered a substantial downgrade in its economic outlook, with growth slowing down from 6.9 percent in 2019 to 2 percent in 2020, against an initial projection of 7 percent before the pandemic. Large financing needs, opened by the authorities’ fiscal response to the crisis, have given rise to an urgent balance of payments need.

Series:

Country Report No. 2021/014

Frequency:

regular

English

Publication Date:

January 19, 2021

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513566856/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BENEA2021001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

62

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