This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Niger and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Niger and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with Niger.
At A Glance
- Current IMF membership: 189 countries
- Niger joined the Fund in April 24, 1963
- Total Quotas: SDR 65.80 Million
- Loans outstanding: PRGF Arrangements SDR 29.61 Million (As of September 30, 2008)
- The 2014 Article IV consultation staff report was discussed by the Executive Board on November 4, 2014 (Country Report No. 15/63, December 3, 2014)
Niger and the IMF
Niger : Eighth Review Under the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Request for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and for Modification of Performance Criteria-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the ED
July 21, 2016
Series: Country Report No. 16/247
July 12, 2016
July 12, 2016
July 8, 2016
Author/Editor: Robert Dippelsman ; Venkat Josyula ; Eric Métreau
Series: Working Paper No. 16/133
June 24, 2016
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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
After an extended period of strong economic growth, many sub-Saharan African countries have been hit by a multiple of shocks—the sharp decline in commodity prices, tighter financing conditions, and a severe drought in southern and eastern Africa. Growth fell in 2015 to its lowest level in some 15 years and is expected to slow further to 3 percent in 2016. The growth performance, however, differs across countries, with most oil importers faring reasonably well. The region’s medium-term prospects remain favorable but many countries urgently need to reset their policies to reinvigorate growth and realize this potential. To this end, countries should adjust fiscal policies, and for those outside monetary unions, exchange rate flexibility, as part of a wider policy package, should also generally be part of the first line of defense. In the medium term, policies targeted at diversification and financial sector development could also strengthen resilience and boost growth.
Departmental Papers on Africa
The Departmental African Paper Series covers research on Sub-Saharan Africa conducted by International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff, particularly on issues of broad regional or cross-country interest. The views expressed in these papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, or IMF management.
IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius
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.