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 paper discusses Uganda's First Review Under the Policy Support Instrument (PSI). Growth has continued to recover from the 2011-2012 low. In an environment of declining inflation-recently halted by a drought-driven food price shock-the fiscal stimulus has been successful in driving economic activity, and a planned program of infrastructure investment is expected to boost growth further. The external accounts remain sustainable. The current account deficit declined mainly owing to a temporary slowdown of foreign direct investment-related imports. With satisfactory program performance, IMF staff supports completing the first PSI review and increasing the ceiling on nonconcessional borrowing.