IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review under the Extended Arrangement for Mongolia and Approves US$ 36.91 Million Disbursement

June 27, 2018
  • One year into the program, Mongolia’s economic performance continues to be strong with over-performance on key fiscal and reserves targets.
  • Structural reforms to strengthen fiscal policy and the banking sector are moving ahead, but there have been some delays in implementation.
  • With high public debt and the economy exposed to global commodity developments, authorities’ strong commitment to the program remains crucial.
On June 27, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the fourth review of Mongolia’s performance under the program supported by a three-year extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF). Completion of the review enables Mongolia to draw the equivalent of SDR 26.2088 million (about US$ 36.91 million), bringing total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 131.0366 million (about US$ 184.55 million).
Mongolia’s performance under the program remains strong. The combination of strong policy implementation and a supportive external environment has helped the authorities over-perform on all end-March 2018 quantitative targets under the program. Progress has also been made on structural reforms, albeit with some delays.
Mongolia’s three-year extended arrangement was approved on May 24, 2017, in an amount equivalent to SDR 314.5054 million, or about US$ 434.3 million1 at the time of approval of the arrangement (see Press Release No. 17/193 ). The government’s Economic Recovery Program, supported by the IMF, aims to stabilize the economy, reduce the fiscal deficit and debt, rebuild foreign exchange reserves, introduce measures to mitigate the boom-bust cycle and promote sustainable and inclusive growth.
Following the Executive Board’s discussion of the review, Mr. Tao Zhang, Acting Chair and Deputy Managing Director, said:
“Mongolia is making good progress under the Fund-supported program. Helped by a favorable external environment and strong program implementation, growth has picked up and there has been a considerable improvement in fiscal sustainability, debt dynamics, and external buffers.
“All end-March 2018 quantitative targets under the program were met. Fiscal accounts showed robust performance posting a primary surplus, mainly reflecting a sharp increase in revenue. Meanwhile, international reserves have more than doubled since the start of the program.
“Reforms to strengthen the financial sector are ongoing with a focus on the follow-up to the asset quality review completed in January. Banks are in the process of raising capital to address any identified shortfalls. In addition, the authorities passed a law outlining when and how public funds can be used to preserve banking sector stability.
“Notwithstanding this progress, Mongolia remains vulnerable to external and internal shocks. It is therefore critical to take advantage of the current favorable economic environment to continue building fiscal and foreign exchange buffers, strengthen the banking sector, and improve the investment climate. A steadfast implementation of the authorities’ reform program is key to build resilience against shocks and ensure continued strong and inclusive growth.”

IMF Communications Department
MEDIA RELATIONS
PRESS OFFICER: TING YAN
PHONE: +1 202 623-7100EMAIL: MEDIA@IMF.ORG
Share:

0 comments:

Post a Comment

Facebook page

Powered by Blogger.

Categories

Advertising in Mongolia An Culture Editorial of the Mongolianviews education Environmental protection Famous Mongolians Foreigners in Mongolia Inner Mongolia Ivanhoe Mines Mongolia agriculture Mongolia analysis Mongolia and Australia Mongolia and Belorussia Mongolia and Cambodia Mongolia and Canada Mongolia and central Asia Mongolia and China Mongolia and Cuba Mongolia and EU Mongolia and Germany Mongolia and Hongkong Mongolia and Hungary Mongolia and IMF Mongolia and India Mongolia and Inner Mongolia Mongolia and Iran Mongolia and Israel Mongolia and Italy Mongolia and Japan Mongolia and Kazakhstan Mongolia and Korea Mongolia and Kuwait Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan Mongolia and Malaysia Mongolia and Nato Mongolia and North Korean Mongolia and Poland Mongolia and Russia Mongolia and Singapore Mongolia and South Korea Mongolia and Taiwan Mongolia and Thailand Mongolia and the world Mongolia and Tibet Mongolia and Turkey Mongolia and UK Mongolia and Ukraine Mongolia and UN Mongolia and US Mongolia and USA Mongolia and Vietnam Mongolia Banking Mongolia civic society Mongolia crime Mongolia diplomacy Mongolia Economy Mongolia Education Mongolia Energy Mongolia Finance Mongolia Health Mongolia History Mongolia holiday Mongolia in international media Mongolia Industries Mongolia Joke Mongolia law Mongolia LGBT Mongolia medical Mongolia military Mongolia Mining Mongolia Mining Developments Mongolia Mortgage Mongolia natural disaster Mongolia Petroleum Mongolia public announcements Mongolia railways Mongolia Religion Mongolia society Mongolia Sports Mongolia Stamp Mongolia telecommunication Mongolia tourism Mongolia Urbanization Mongolia Wild Life Mongolian Agriculture Mongolian Archeology Mongolian Food Mongolian Gay Mongolian Government news Mongolian History Mongolian Military Mongolian Mining Development Mongolian Movie Mongolian News Mongolian Parliament Mongolian Political news Mongolian Press Mongolian Songs Mongolian Women Mongolian Youth Mongolians abroad Moninfo Opinion Oyu Tolgoi Investment Agreement Photo news Press Release Rio Tinto Tavan Tolgoi coal mine Ulaanbaatar development Weird expatriates in Mongolia

Blog Archive

Followers