Haiti Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Haiti
This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Haiti and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Haiti and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with Haiti.
News and Highlights
Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), announced today that the Fund will provide US$100 million very rapidly in emergency financing to Haiti to assist it in dealing with the aftermath of the massive and devastating earthquake that has hit the country. “I have asked staff to look into all the possibilities and am pleased to announce that we are able to make US$100 million available very quickly.
IMF staff visiting Port-au-Prince, Haiti in November 2007 discussed the country's economic progress with a range of stakeholders. The IMF team was in Haiti to review progress under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) program.
Haiti and The IMF
January 30, 2014
Traditionally, humanitarian workers and development specialists were seen as inhabiting two different worlds, but one expert calls for some joined up thinking to help the people of fragile states.
Statement by the Hon. Wilson Laleau, Governor of the World Bank Group for Haiti, on behalf of the Joint Caribbean Group
October 11, 2013
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Haiti: Sixth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement, and Request for Extension of the Arrangement and Rephasing of Disbursements
August 15, 2013
Series: Country Report No. 13/260
Press Release: IMF's Executive Board Completes the Sixth Review Under Haiti’s ECF Arrangement and Approves US$2.5 Million Disbursement
Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere
Growth in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) remains in low gear, reflecting a less supportive external environment and, in some cases, domestic supply-side constraints. The region's output is projected to expand by 2¾ percent in 2013, with domestic demand remaining the main driver. The growth rate is expected to edge up to 3 percent in 2014 as external demand strengthens gradually, but will remain below the average growth rate of the last decade. In countries with low inflation and anchored inflation expectations, monetary policy should be the first line of defense if downside risks to the baseline materialize. Fiscal consolidation remains appropriate for countries with tight capacity constraints or limited fiscal space; it will also help constrain the continued widening of current account deficits. Safeguarding financial stability is a key priority in an environment of tighter global financial conditions and increased asset price volatility.