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Traditional boat used to ferry people and cargo to the Ile de la Gonave in the Gulf of Gonave (photo: Wayne Camard)

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

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Creation of a Post-Catastrophe Debt Relief Trust Fund

On June 25, 2010 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the creation of a Post-Catastrophe Debt Relief Trust. click for more

IMF to Provide US$100 Million in Emergency Assistance to Haiti

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. click for more

IMF Approves $1.2 Billion in Debt Relief for Haiti

The IMF Executive Board granted Haiti $1.2 billion in debt relief, freeing up money for the government to spend on health, education, and fighting poverty, the institution announced on June 30. click for more

Haiti’s Economic Development since 2004/05 and Macroeconomic Outlook

A Presentation by Ugo Fasano, Former IMF Resident Representative in Haiti click for more

Letter from Haiti

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. click for more

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Haiti and The IMF

Press Release: IMF’s Executive Board Completes Seventh Review under Haiti’s ECF arrangement and Approved US$2.5 Million Disbursement

March 28, 2014

Podcast : Bridging Humanitarian Aid and Development

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. click for more

Press Release: IMF Concludes Staff Visit to Haiti

November 25, 2013

Statement by the Hon. Wilson Laleau, Governor of the World Bank Group for Haiti, on behalf of the Joint Caribbean Group

October 11, 2013
PDF File Size: 452Kb click for more

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 click for more

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Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere

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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. Click for more