The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix summarizes the evolution of monetary institutions in The Bahamas. It discusses the framework in which monetary policy is conducted in the country. Following a brief description of the evolution of institutions, the paper summarizes the monetary policy objectives and constraints of the central bank, and assesses the instruments to achieve these objectives. The paper concludes that the central bank has been able to use interest rate changes, selective credit controls, and moral suasion to achieve its monetary objectives.