International Monetary Fund. Middle East and Central Asia Dept.
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
The new government is committed to prudent macroeconomic policies and to enhancing Georgia's business-friendly environment. Large external liabilities plus its high current account deficit remain the main sources of vulnerability, and reducing these in an orderly manner is a key macroeconomic challenge. Greater exchange rate flexibility should help align its monetary policy and exchange rate decisions more closely with its inflation. Maintaining central bank independence and increasing monetary policy transparency are welcomed by the Executive Directors. The impressive structural agenda aims at improving the business environment and at boosting competitiveness.