Daily Archives: May 13, 2017

Striking element of development and investment

Development initiatives coupled with investment promotion ideas are the focus for every country development plans particularly to those developing countries such as Ethiopia. In most developing countries new investment policy ideas are emerging pursuing a broader and more organized pro investment policies and environment.

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Togo to Receive 241.5million USD from IMF under ECF.

Togo will receive about US$241.5million from the IMF under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) – a lending arrangement that provides sustained program engagement over the medium to long term in case of protracted balance of payments problems of the IMF. The fund is provided under a three year arrangement and is expected to be used in support of Togo’s economic and financial reform. In the first phase, the country will receive US$34.5 million while the remaining money will be given out following semi-annual reviews by IMF over the three year period. ECF-supported program aims to reinforce macroeconomic stability and to promote sustainable and inclusive growth. It aims to reduce the overall fiscal deficit substantially upfront to ensure long-term debt and external sustainability; refocus policies on sustainable and inclusive growth through targeted social spending and infrastructure spending that is financially sustainable; and resolve the existing financial sector weaknesses, especially in the two public banks.

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