Uganda : 2006 Article IV Consultation and Staff Report for the 2006 Article IV Consultation, First Review of the Policy Support Instrument, Request for Waiver of Assessment Criteria, and Request for a Three-Year Policy Support Instrument: Staff Report; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Uganda

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

January 30, 2007

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2006 Article IV Consultation highlights that an acute electricity crisis threatens Uganda’s macroeconomic performance. The regional drought in 2005/06 reduced Uganda’s already inadequate hydropower-generating capacity, resulting in a production gap of nearly one-half of demand. The authorities have requested a new three-year policy support instrument in support of their near- and medium-term policies. The authorities’ main objectives are to sustain macroeconomic stability while tackling the ongoing electricity crisis and addressing other infrastructure deficiencies to alleviate existing constraints on growth.

Series:

Country Report No. 07/29

Subject(s):

English

Publication Date:

January 30, 2007

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451838824/1934-7685

Stock No:

1UGAEA2007001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

92

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