This web page provides information on the activities of our office, views of IMF staff, and the relations between West Bank and Gaza and the IMF. Our latest report is available here.

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West Bank and Gaza: At a Glance

The office of the IMF Resident Representative for the West Bank and Gaza was established in July 1995, to help fulfill the IMF’s mandate to assist the Palestinian Authority as specified under the Oslo Accords. While the IMF cannot provide financial support to WBG (because it is not a member state), it has been providing policy advice in the macroeconomic, fiscal, and financial areas since 1994. The IMF has also been providing technical assistance to support capacity building in the areas of tax administration, public expenditure management, banking supervision and regulation, and macroeconomic statistics. More recently, IMF staff worked with the Palestinian Authority to develop the Palestinian Reform and Development Plan presented at the Paris Donors’ Conference in 2007 and its successor Palestinian National Development Plan, published in 2011. The IMF’s staff reports review progress in implementing these plans, with a focus on the macroeconomic and fiscal areas.

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Office Activities


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Regional Economic Outlook


Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan

October 2016

Deepening conflicts, low oil prices, and spillovers from the slowdowns in Russia and China continue to weigh on economic growth in the Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan (MENAP) and the Caucasus and Central Asia (CCA) regions. Read the report