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Benin Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Benin

This web page provides information on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Benin and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Benin and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with Benin.

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A Newsletter of the IMF on Low-income countries click for more

West African Economic and Monetary Union: Staff Report on Common Policies of Member Countries

March 6, 2015 click for more

IMF Offers Free Access to Its Online Economic Data

IMF Survey Article, January 26, 2015 click for more

Benin: Assessment Letter for the World Bank

January 21, 2015 click for more

What Happens to Public Health Spending in IMF-Supported Programs? Another Look

iMFdirect blog by Benedict Clements, Sanjeev Gupta, and Masahiro Nozaki, December 21, 2014 click for more

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Benin and The IMF

Press Release: West AFRITAC Steering Committee Hails Increased Assistance to Member Countries

May 4, 2015

Investment Scaling-up and the Role of Government: the Case of Benin

March 27, 2015
Author/Editor: Matteo Ghilardi ; Sergio Sola
Series: Working Paper No. 15/69
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Press Release: IMF’s West AFRITAC Steering Committee recognizes the growing role of the Center in pushing for reforms in the region

November 21, 2014

Transcript of the African Department Press Briefing

October 10, 2014

Benin: Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion-Staff Report; and Press Release

June 3, 2014
Series: Country Report No. 14/150
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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa's economy is set to register another year of solid growth, although the expansion will be at the lower end of the range registered in recent years, mainly reflecting the severe impact of the sharp decline in oil prices on the region's oil exporters. In a context of tightening global financial conditions, the large fiscal and current account deficits that prevail in some countries could leave them vulnerable to a potential reduction in external financing. An uneven global recovery and domestic security-related challenges are also risks to the outlook. Against this backdrop, and beyond the immediate effects of the current shock, further progress toward diversification and structural transformation remains crucial to sustain high and inclusive growth, generate jobs for the rapidly growing young population, and foster integration into global value chains. Click for more



Pan-African Banking : Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Border Oversight

Pan-African Banking : Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Border Oversight

Pan-African banks are expanding rapidly across the continent, creating cross-border networks, and having a systemic presence in the banking sectors of many Sub-Saharan African countries. These banking groups are fostering financial development and economic integration, stimulating competition and efficiency, introducing product innovation and modern management and information systems, and bringing higher skills and expertise to host countries. At the same time, the rise of pan-African banks presents new challenges for regulators and supervisors. As networks expand, new channels for transmission of macro-financial risks and spillovers across home and host countries may emerge. To ensure that the gains from cross border banking are sustained and avoid raising financial stability risks, enhanced cross-border cooperation on regulatory and supervisory oversight is needed, in particular to support effective supervision on a consolidated basis. This paper takes stock of the development of pan-African banking groups; identifies regulatory, supervisory and resolution gaps; and suggests how the IMF can help the authorities address the related challenges.



IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 26, 2014 opened the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Ebene, Mauritius, adding an important regional center to a global network of centers helping to develop countries' policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices.