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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

Power It Up : Strengthening the Electricity Sector to Improve Efficiency and Support Economic Activity

April 8, 2016
Author/Editor: Gabriel Di Bella ; Francesco Grigoli
Series: Working Paper No. 16/85
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Structural Reform and Growth : What Really Matters? Evidence from the Caribbean

April 7, 2016
Author/Editor: Kevin Greenidge ; Meredith A. McIntyre ; Hanlei Yun
Series: Working Paper No. 16/82
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Caribbean Energy : Macro-Related Challenges

March 8, 2016
Author/Editor: Arnold McIntyre ; Ahmed El-Ashram ; Marcio Ronci ; Julien Reynaud ; Natasha Xingyuan Che ; Ke Wang ; Sebastian Acevedo Mejia ; Mark Scott Lutz
Series: Working Paper No. 16/53
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Flying to Paradise : The Role of Airlift in the Caribbean Tourism Industry

February 23, 2016
Author/Editor: Sebastian Acevedo Mejia ; Lu Han ; Hye S Kim ; Nicole Laframboise
Series: Working Paper No. 16/33
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Press Release: IMF Staff Concludes Visit to Haiti

September 14, 2015

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Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere

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The economic outlook for Latin America and the Caribbean remains very challenging. Regional growth is projected to decline for a fifth consecutive year in 2015, dipping below 1 percent. Weakness is concentrated among South America's commodity exporters, where falling global commodity prices have compounded country-specific challenges. Meanwhile, growth is projected to be steady or stronger for most of the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico, supported by lower oil bills for importers and robust economic recovery in the United States. The analysis in this report examines core challenges facing the region: the impact of lower commodity prices on fiscal and external positions, the drivers of the slowdown in investment, and the role of economic diversification for longer-term growth prospects. Click for more