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Djibouti Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Djibouti

This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Djibouti, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Djibouti and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Djibouti.

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Bringing the Informal Sector into the Fold

Blog by Massod Ahmed, published on November 16, 2011 click for more

Visite de la Mission à Djibouti

M Carlo Sdralevitch, a tenu aux côtés de leur représentant résident à Djibouti, M.Samba Thiam, une conférence de presse qui marquait l’achèvement de la quatrième revue duprogramme de facilité élargie pour le crédit ou FEC suivant le jargon des professionnels. click for more

Djibouti Aims to Be Regional Hub

“The authorities have a vision of becoming an important logistical and strategic hub for the region,” said Carlo Sdralevich, IMF mission chief for Djibouti. click for more

Sound Policies Soften Crisis Impact on Middle East

Oil exporters in the Middle East and North Africa have been directly hit by the global financial crisis through a sharp drop in oil prices and a drying up of capital inflows, but the blow has been softened by countercyclical government spending, according to the IMF’s new regional forecast. click for more

Strong Fundamentals Help Middle East, North Africa Mitigate Impact of Global Shocks

The global financial crisis has not spared the MENAP region, but strong economic fundamentals and sizeable currency reserves have helped to mitigate the impact of the shock. click for more

Djibouti and the IMF

Are African Households Heterogeneous Agents? : Stylized Facts on Patterns of Consumption, Employment, Income and Earnings for Macroeconomic Modelers

May 6, 2015
Author/Editor: Louise Fox
Series: Working Paper No. 15/102
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Do Resource Windfalls Improve the Standard of Living in Sub-Saharan African Countries? : Evidence from a Panel of Countries

April 28, 2015
Author/Editor: Munseob Lee ; Cheikh A. Gueye
Series: Working Paper No.15/83
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Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes Article IV Consultation with Djibouti

February 27, 2015

IMF Survey : Energy Revenues to Help Africa Trim ‘Infrastructure Gap’

April 12, 2014
New revenue streams from oil and gas would be devoted to investments in roads, railways, ports, and power, African finance officials say. They tell a news briefing that Africa’s “infrastructure gap” will have to be overcome to help achieve inclusive growth. click for more

Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference

April 12, 2014

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Regional Economic Outlook Update: Middle East & Central Asia

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Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan: Oil, Conflicts, and Transitions

A modest recovery is expected to continue in the MENAP despite a slump in oil prices, raging regional conflicts, and lingering uncertainty of the post-Arab Spring transitions.

  • Despite a sharp decline in oil prices, growth in the oil-exporting countries is projected to remain steady at 2.4 percent in 2015, with inflation subdued. Faced with large oil revenue losses, most countries are expected to use accumulated financial buffers and available financing to cushion some of the impact on growth while gradually slowing their fiscal spending, so that they can share the now reduced oil wealth equitably with future generations and rebuild buffers for dealing with oil price volatility. Specific policy announcements would help reduce uncertainty about how medium-term fiscal consolidation plans will be carried out.
  • In the oil-importing countries, growth is expected to strengthen from 3 percent in 2014 to 4 percent in 2015, supported by a gradual recovery in the euro area, improved domestic confidence, and more accommodative fiscal and monetary policies. Lower oil prices are helping, though their impact on near-term growth has been moderated in many countries by incomplete pass-through to retail fuel prices. Consequently, the benefits are mainly in the form of improved fiscal/quasi-fiscal positions and external vulnerabilities rather than stronger growth. Solidifying recent subsidy reforms will help lock in the gains, which can help reduce fiscal and external vulnerabilities where needed and, in other countries, make space for increased growth-enhancing spending.

Although rising, economic growth rates remain too low to make a dent into high unemployment across the region, especially among the youth. Raising economic prospects in a sustainable and inclusive manner suggests the need for multifaceted structural reforms.