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Le Conseil d’administration du FMI approuve un accord au titre de la facilité élargie de crédit d’un montant de 304,7 millions de dollars en faveur de Madagascar

La décision du Conseil d’administration ouvre la voie au décaissement immédiat de 31,428 millions de DTS (environ 43,5 millions de dollars)

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IMF Executive Board Approves US$304.7 million Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for Madagascar

On July 27, 2016 the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved the equivalent of SDR 220 million (about US$304.7 million, or 180 percent of current quota) under a 40-month Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement for Madagascar, to help reinforce macroeconomic stability and boost sustainable and inclusive growth.

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Madagascar Singapore Business Forum 2016

by Otavio Veras, Researcher Associate of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies

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Les biotechnologies agricoles au service des petits exploitants

Colloque international à la FAO du 15 au 17 février 2016

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UNCTAD – Madagascar seeks to improve its attractiveness to foreign investors

Specific policies, targeted sectoral strategies and effective institutions to implement them are instrumental to meeting Madagascar’s development objectives, according to the Investment Policy Review (unctad.org/en/pages/PublicationWebflyer.aspx?publicationid=1384) (IPR) of the country which was discussed at an intergovernmental meeting at the United Nations in Geneva on 3 December. The event brought together high-level representatives from the Government of Madagascar, the international community and local and foreign investors.

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Chute des prix alimentaires en novembre dans un contexte de stocks abondants

La sécurité alimentaire s’aggrave dans les zones victimes de troubles civils et de conditions météorologiques défavorables

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La corruption gagne du terrain et les gouvernements sont impuissants à enrayer le phénomène, d’après le sondage d’opinion mené en Afrique

Transparency International estime que 75 millions d’Africains ont versé un pot-de-vin au cours de l’année dernière

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IMF Executive Board Approves US$42.1 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility for Madagascar

On November 18, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a SDR30.55 million (about US$42.1million) disbursement in financial assistance for Madagascar under the Rapid Credit Facility (RCF)1. This is intended to assist the authorities to meet urgent balance of payments needs. The authorities’ request follows a first RCF disbursement of an equivalent amount—SDR30.55 million (about US$42.1million)—approved by the Executive Board on June 18, 2014 (see Press Release No. 14/287).

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Enquête YPO: Chute de la Confiance des Entreprises Africaines à son plus bas niveau historique

La croissance lente constante, le taux élevé du chômage et la baisse en exportations conduisent à une baisse marquée de la confiance

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Madagascar signs new financing agreement to boost food security, nutrition and incomes of smallholder farmers

The Republic of Madagascar and the United Nations International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) signed an agreement today to finance the Project to Support Development in the Menabe and Melaky Regions – Phase II (AD2M-II). The total cost of the project is US$56.7 million. The funding is comprised of a $34.4 million IFAD loan, a grant of $6.0 million from the IFAD Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Programme (ASAP) Trust Fund, a contribution of $7.7 million from the government of Madagascar and $1.2 million from the beneficiaries.

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The Republic of Congo, Gabon and Madagascar sign the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration

During the 2015 Treaty Event, “Seventy Years of Multilateral Treaty Making at the United Nations,” held at United Nations Headquarters in New York (28 September – 1 October 2015), Gabon, the Republic of Congo and Madagascar signed the United Nations Convention on Transparency in Treaty-based Investor-State Arbitration (the “Mauritius Convention on Transparency”), respectively on 29, 30 September and 1 October.

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Southern Africa Officials Share Experience of Natural Resource Wealth Management

The IMF’s Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center South (AFRITAC South), in collaboration with the Africa Training Institute, held a seminar on “Strengthening Fiscal Frameworks and Public Financial Management Systems for Managing Natural Resource Wealth” on September 21–25, 2015 in Mauritius.

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Government Officials from Central and Southern Africa Promote Good Practice in Preventing Tax Fraud

The AFRITACs Central and South organized on September 28-October 2 an interregional seminar, in collaboration with the Africa Training Institute. The event organized at the institute’s headquarters in Mauritius brought together senior officials and experts in tax and customs from Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Gabon, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mauritius, the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo.

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Intra-Africa trade to create compelling opportunities for local exporters

South Africa’s largest intra-African trade partners include Angola, Nigeria and Kenya, which make up nearly 50% of export volumes. According to Matthew Conroy, Trade Manager of Maersk Line Southern Africa – a member of Maersk Group – these regions present a compelling opportunity for local businesses to explore, and provide an alternative to the traditional European and Asia export markets.

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Money Transfers

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It’s Not Just about the Money: To Change the World We Must Change Ourselves

The Mediterranean sea has become a graveyard for Africa’s youth. Every day, we see images of what would appear to be a continent racked by conflict and poverty, and people risking – often losing – their lives in an attempt to flee . Yet Africa has 11 of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world. Africa has enormous resources, and almost half of the world’s uncultivated land that is suitable for growing food crops. So why are so many people desperate to leave behind a land of such opportunity?

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Secteur forestier à Madagascar:

un atelier d’envergure national pour la « Révision de la politique forestière et l’élaboration du Code forestier »

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