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Albania Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Albania

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

News and Highlights


Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Albania

March 17, 2015 click for more

Regional Economic Issues Special Report - The Western Balkans: 15 Years of Economic Transition

March 9, 2015 click for more

Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Review Mission to Albania

November 25, 2014 click for more

Statement following an IMF Mission to Albania

September 10, 2014 click for more

Press release: Appointment of a new IMF Resident Representative for Albania

May 6, 2014 click for more

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Albania and The IMF

Albania: Staff Concluding Statement of the 2016 Article IV Mission and the Seventh Review Under the Extended Arrangement

March 24, 2016
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments. click for more

Press Release: IMF Reaches Staff-Level Agreement for Completion of Seventh Review of Albania’s Extended Arrangement

March 22, 2016

Albania: Fifth and Sixth Review under the Extended Arrangement and Request for Modification and Waiver of Applicability of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Albania

February 24, 2016
Series: Country Report No. 16/61 click for more

Being Poor, Feeling Poorer : Inequality, Poverty and Poverty Perceptions in the Western Balkans

February 19, 2016
Author/Editor: Zsoka Koczan
Series: Working Paper No. 16/31
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Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth and Sixth Reviews of the Extended Fund Facility Arrangement for Albania

February 17, 2016

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Latest on Europe

Regional Economic Issues: Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe

May 2015 Click for more

The Regional Economic Issues (REI) report, published on May 11, 2015, assesses the macroeconomic outlook for Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe (CESEE), in light of the latest global economic and financial developments. Countries in the region are facing mixed economic fortunes, according to athe report. In addition to the legacies of the crisis, external forces are at play: the oil price, the strength of the euro area recovery, and geopolitical tensions.

Read the CESEE Regional Economic Issues report (PDF).

Read the Survey Magazine article, "Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe: Mind the Credit Gap."