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Project to improve Real Sector Statistics in East AFRITAC

  18/04/2018

Accurate and timely data provide policy makers with a better understanding of economic developments and allow them to design better policies. This brochure tells you more about how AFE is helping countries to improve real sector statistics.

AFE 20th Steering Committee Meeting Press Release

  21/03/2018

The Steering Committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s East Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center (East AFRITAC) held its 20th meeting on March 19, 2018 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

November 2017 - January 2018 Quarterly Newsletter

  22/02/2018

It highlights activities undertaken in the region for the said Quarter. You can also watch some of our outreach videos that have been posted on our Facebook page.

East AFRITAC Steering Committee Welcomes the Center’s Support to Member States

  05/04/2017

The Steering Committee of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)’s Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center East (East AFRITAC) met in Lilongwe, Malawi on April 4, 2017 to assess the Center’s operations and discuss forward looking plans. The Committee endorsed the Center’s strategic goals to support its member countries’ objectives to increase government revenues, improve spending efficiency, develop the financial sectors, produce good quality data to support policy making, and promote regional integration. The Committee also discussed financing issues. Officials from six of the seven member countries (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda) attended, together with development partners (the European Union, the United Kingdom, Germany, the U.S., and the African Development Bank).

August - October 2017 Quarterly Newsletter

  17/11/2017

The Quarterly newsletter highlights activities undertaken between August and October 2017 in the region. Included in this edition is a brief summary of the survey conducted evaluating the impact of AFE Training.

November 2016 - January 2017 Quarterly Newsletter

  03/02/2017

AFE's first Quarterly newsletter highlights activities undertaken between November 2016 and January 2017 in the region.

AFE bid farewell to one advisor during this period and welcomed two more.

February - April 2017 Quarterly Newsletter

  17/05/2017

AFE's Quarterly newsletter highlighting activities undertaken between February and April 2017 in the region. It includes a summary of activities for FY 2017 presented at the Steering Committee meeting in April 2017.

May - July 2017 Quarterly Newsletter

It highlights activities undertaken in the region, including how AFE is facilitating sharing of regional expertise of officials within the region. You also get to briefly meet the new Revenue Administration advisor to the Center.

October 2016 Newsletter

  21/11/2016

The “regional corner” section reports on a press conference organized jointly by the EAC Secretariat, the IMF, and AFE about “Improvements in East African Statistics through Capacity Development.

The Conference highlighted recent improvements in economic and fiscal statistics in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda, that were produced through a capacity development program (CDP) that is supported by the EAC Secretariat, the IMF, and AFE. Preliminary statistical results from the CDP were presented during the press conference.

September 2016 Newsletter

  19/10/2016

This month's Country Corner features Dr. Thomas Kigabo, the Director General for Monetary Policy and Chief Economist at the National Bank of Rwanda.

Dr. Kigabo provides feedback on the EAC/AFE workshop on medium-term convergence programs in the EAC.

August 2016 Newsletter

  20/09/2016

East AFRITAC bids farewell to its outgoing Center Coordinator, Mr. Sukhwinder Singh.

Other than highlights of activities conducted in all AFE countries, read up on the Incoming Center Coordinator, Mr. Hervé Joly.

July 2016 Newsletter

  23/08/2016

See what the Center has been up to in Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

There is a Regional Corner featuring an article produced by the IMF on the Center's work on developing Government Fiscal and Public Sector Debt Statistics

June 2016 Newsletter

  18/07/2016

Highlights of the June AFE newsletter report include a Country Corner with Mr. Paul Maganga, Associate Director, Financial Markets Department with the Bank of Tanzania.

See what the Center has been up to in Eritrea, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.

May 2016 Newsletter

  31/05/2017

See what the Center has been working on for May and upcoming activities for June and July 2016.

This month East AFRIRAC has included a video of an the interview with the Head of Macro at Kenya's National Treasury, Mr. Musa Kathanje, discussing a recent training on Debt Sustainability from AFE.