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March 25, 2016
December 18, 2015
September 28, 2015
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Projected % Change
   2016  2017
Real GDP 4.5 4.7
Consumer Prices 3.3 5
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2016)
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Pakistan and the IMF
Updated May 12, 2016

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on December 18, 2015. Listed below are items related to Pakistan, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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May 10, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Middle East, North Africa Weathering Global Crisis
The global financial crisis has not spared the Middle East and North Africa, but good economic fundamentals, appropriate policy responses, and sizeable currency reserves are helping to mitigate the impact of the shock, the IMF says in its latest assessment of the region.
April 13, 2009 -- Pakistan: 2009 Article IV Consultation and First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan
Series: Country Report No. 09/123
April 03, 2009 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Pakistan
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
March 31, 2009 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on the Completion of the First Review of Pakistan's Stand-By Arrangement
March 30, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Completes First Review Under Stand-By Arrangement with Pakistan and Approves US$847.1 Million Disbursement
March 30, 2009 -- Questions and Answers on the IMF Pakistan Program
March 16, 2009 -- Pakistan -- Letter of Intent, Supplementary Memorandum on Economic and Financial Policies, and Addendum to the Technical Memorandum of Understanding, March 16, 2009
PDF File Size: 310Kb
February 25, 2009 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Staff Mission on Pakistan
February 13, 2009 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department, International Monetary Fund
February 12, 2009 -- IMF Survey: Focus Now on Applying Stimulus, IMF Says Ahead of G-7
IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn says advanced countries must now focus on getting their economies moving again by implementing the stimulus packages they have announced, as well as cleaning up their financial sectors.
December 31, 2008 -- IMF Survey:
Global financial crisis, Iceland, Poul Thomsen, IMF work program, IMF Shocks Facility, Kyrgyz Republic; Malawi; Exogenous Shocks Facility, Pakistan loan, IMF and social safety nets, gains against poverty in jeopardy, commodity prices slump, Latin America withstands shocks, Improved policies help Latin America, Asian Regional Outlook, Bosnia and Herzegovina, news briefs PDF File Size: 362Kb
December 11, 2008 -- Pakistan's Economic Comeback, By Masood Ahmed, Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department,
December 02, 2008 -- Pakistan: Request for Stand-By Arrangement-Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Pakistan
Series: Country Report No. 08/364
November 25, 2008 -- Transcript of a Conference Call on Pakistan With Juan Carlos Di Tata, Senior Advisor, Middle East and Central Asia Department
November 25, 2008 -- IMF Survey: IMF Watching Out for Poor in Crisis Loan Talks
In loan negotiations with countries hit by the financial crisis, the IMF is encouraging governments to maintain or develop social safety nets for the poor even as they adjust to the harsher environment of the economic downturn, IMF chief says.
November 24, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$7.6 Billion Stand-By Arrangement for Pakistan
November 24, 2008 -- IMF Survey: Pakistan Gets $7.6 Billion Loan from IMF
The IMF approves a $7.6 billion loan for Pakistan to support its program to stabilize and rebuild the economy while expanding its social safety net to protect the poor. The South Asian country will receive $3.1 billion immediately to bolster its reserves.
November 20, 2008 -- Pakistan -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, November 20, 2008
Also available in Urdu PDF File Size: 339Kb
November 15, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Announces Staff Level Agreement with Pakistan on US$7.6 Billion Loan
November 15, 2008 -- IMF Survey: IMF Outlines $7.6 Billion Loan for Pakistan
The IMF says it has reached an initial agreement with Pakistan on the key elements of an economic program supported by an $7.6 billion loan to meet the country's serious balance of payments difficulties.

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