Regional Economic Reports

These reports discuss recent economic developments and prospects for countries in various regions. They also address economic policy developments that have affected economic performance in the regions, and discuss key challenges faced by policymakers. They address regional policy developments and challenges, and provide country-specific data and analysis, including through analytical pieces on issues of interest to a particular region.

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September 2006

Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook, September 2006 -- Table of Contents

September 15, 2006

Description: Prepared by the Policy Wing of the IMF African Department, and published twice a year in English and French, this report analyzes economic performance and short-term prospects of the 44 countries covered by the Department. Topics examined in recent volumes include responses to exogenous shocks, growth performance and growth-enhancing policies, the effectiveness of regional trade arrangements, macroeconomic implications of scaled-up aid, financial sector development, and fiscal decentralization. Detailed country data, grouped by oil-exporting and -importing countries and other analytical groupings as well as by subregion, are provided in a statistical appendix, and a list of relevant publications by the African Department is included.

Middle East and Central Asia Regional Economic Outlook, September 2006-- Table of Contents

September 15, 2006

Description: The report provides a broad synopsis of recent economic developments and prospects in the countries covered by the IMF's Middle East and Central Asia Department.

July 2006

May 2006

April 2006

Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Outlook 2006 Midyear Update -- Table of Contents

April 21, 2006

Description: Provides an update on recent economic developments and prospects for countries in the region. Describes policy developments that have helped underpin the region's recent favorable economic performance and discusses the key challenges that policymakers will face in managing vulnerabilities, fostering growth and poverty reduction, while maintaining macroeconomic stability.

December 2005

September 2005

Regional Economic Outlook

September 30, 2005

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