Samoa : Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid-Access Component of the Exogenous Shocks Facility: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Samoa

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

February 26, 2010

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Summary:

This paper discusses a request from Samoa's authorities for a Disbursement Under the Rapid-Access Component of the Exogenous Shocks Facility (ESF-RAC). The tsunami that hit Samoa on September 29, 2009 has undercut Samoa’s economic resilience and prospects for a quick recovery from the global recession. Real GDP is likely to contract in 2010. The authorities have requested a disbursement equivalent to 50 percent of quota (SDR 5.8 million) under the IMF’s ESF-RAC. IMF staff supports the request on Samoa’s low public debt and credible commitment to sound macroeconomic policies.

Series:

Country Report No. 10/46

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

February 26, 2010

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451840773/1934-7685

Stock No:

1WSMEA2010001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

46

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