International Monetary Fund Executive Board Approves 6-Month Extension of the Stand-By Arrangement with Kenya

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The reviews are expected to be completed by September 2018

WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America, March 15, 2018/ — On March 12, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund approved Kenyan authorities’ request for a 6-month extension of the country’s Stand-By Arrangement to allow additional time to complete the outstanding reviews. The reviews are expected to be completed by September 2018. Completion of the reviews will enable the Kenyan authorities to have access to funds available under the precautionary SBA.

The SBA was approved on March 14, 2016 for 24 months. Today’s Board’s decision was taken without a formal Board discussion.

In support of this request, the authorities have committed to policies that will enable them to achieve the program objectives, including reducing the fiscal deficit and substantially modifying interest controls.

The Executive Board takes some decisions without a meeting when it is agreed by its members that a proposal can be considered without convening formal discussions.

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