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Athi-Galana-Sabaki River, Kenya

Athi-Galana-Sabaki River, Kenya (Picture by Elido Turco, Italy)

Kenya Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Kenya

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

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Kenya shilling 5-10 pct overvalued, no policy shift needed: IMF

Reuters Africa click for more

Helping Counties to Prepare Better Budgets

At the request of the National Treasury, AFRITAC training program on Program-Based Budgeting was extended to counties in two-week intense training module, a first-of-its-kind exercise that ran simultaneously in Mombasa and Kisumu. click for more

Visit by AFR Deputy Director Roger Nord to Olkaria Geothermal Power Stations, the largest geothermal power generation site in Africa

Photo slideshow click for more

A New Frontier for Kenya and Africa

A Blog by Christine Lagarde click for more

Kenya and The IMF

Podcast : Building a Monetary Union in East Africa

February 26, 2015
The Quest for Regional Integration in the East African Community lays out all aspects of the ongoing financial integration process for Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi. click for more

Press Release: East African Officials Note Progress in Harmonization of National Accounts Statistics

February 25, 2015

Kenya: Request for Stand-by Arrangement and an Arrangement Under the Standby Credit Facility - Staff Report; Press Release; Statement by the Executive Director for Kenya

February 5, 2015
Series: Country Report No. 15/31 click for more

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$497.1 Million Stand-by Arrangement and US$191.2 Million Stand-by Credit Facility for Kenya

February 2, 2015

IMF Survey : Kenya Gets $700 Million from IMF as ‘Insurance’ Financing

February 2, 2015
The IMF Executive Board approves a financing package of about $700 million for Kenya that the country’s authorities plan to use as insurance against external shocks. Kenya plans not to draw on this precautionary financing unless the balance of payments comes under pressure. click for more

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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

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The October 2014 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa anticipates continued strong growth in much of Sub-Saharan Africa, driven by efforts to invest in infrastructure and by strong agricultural production. However, the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone is exacting a heavy toll, with spillovers to neighboring countries. In addition, external threats to the region's overall positive outlook include global financial conditions and a slowdown in emerging market growth. Other topics are building resilience in fragile states and addressing the infrastructure deficit. Click for more



IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 26, 2014 opened the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Ebene, Mauritius, adding an important regional center to a global network of centers helping to develop countries' policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices.