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 1999 Article IV Consultation highlights that progress on structural reforms in Haiti in FY1998/99 has been mixed. In the financial sector, the central bank's supervisory capacity and the regulatory framework continued to be strengthened. Performance under the FY1997/98 Staff-Monitored Program (year ending in September) was satisfactory. As a result of firm policy implementation, inflation was reduced, the external current account deficit narrowed, and official net international reserves rose. Output growth picked up to about 3 percent. Credit policy was tighter than programmed, although the fiscal deficit was slightly higher than in the program.