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Kigali, Rwanda

Rwanda Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Rwanda

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

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East AFRITAC Newsletter

March 2015 click for more

East AFRITAC Newsletter

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Fair Play—Equal Laws for Equal Working Opportunity for Women

iMFdirect Blog by Christine Lagarde click for more

East AFRITAC Newsletter

January 2015 click for more

Pan-African Banks - Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Border Oversight

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Rwanda and The IMF

Podcast : Rwanda: Building from the Ashes

May 29, 2015
Two decades on from the genocide in which hundreds of thousands were slaughtered, the tiny east African state of Rwanda has been seeking a path to development and reconciliation. click for more

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Third PSI Review for Rwanda

May 29, 2015

Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission at the Conclusion of its Visit to Rwanda

April 3, 2015

Podcast : Alun Thomas on Rwanda’s Changing Job Market

March 13, 2015
More Rwandans are leaving their work on the farm to start small household businesses. click for more

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

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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

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Sub-Saharan Africa's economy is set to register another year of solid growth, although the expansion will be at the lower end of the range registered in recent years, mainly reflecting the severe impact of the sharp decline in oil prices on the region's oil exporters. In a context of tightening global financial conditions, the large fiscal and current account deficits that prevail in some countries could leave them vulnerable to a potential reduction in external financing. An uneven global recovery and domestic security-related challenges are also risks to the outlook. Against this backdrop, and beyond the immediate effects of the current shock, further progress toward diversification and structural transformation remains crucial to sustain high and inclusive growth, generate jobs for the rapidly growing young population, and foster integration into global value chains. Click for more



Pan-African Banking : Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Border Oversight

Pan-African Banking : Opportunities and Challenges for Cross-Border Oversight

Pan-African banks are expanding rapidly across the continent, creating cross-border networks, and having a systemic presence in the banking sectors of many Sub-Saharan African countries. These banking groups are fostering financial development and economic integration, stimulating competition and efficiency, introducing product innovation and modern management and information systems, and bringing higher skills and expertise to host countries. At the same time, the rise of pan-African banks presents new challenges for regulators and supervisors. As networks expand, new channels for transmission of macro-financial risks and spillovers across home and host countries may emerge. To ensure that the gains from cross border banking are sustained and avoid raising financial stability risks, enhanced cross-border cooperation on regulatory and supervisory oversight is needed, in particular to support effective supervision on a consolidated basis. This paper takes stock of the development of pan-African banking groups; identifies regulatory, supervisory and resolution gaps; and suggests how the IMF can help the authorities address the related challenges.



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.