IMF emergency financing tracker: 90 requests so far
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IMF emergency financing tracker: 90 requests so far

  • IMF MD Kristalina Georgieva says over 90 countries have requested emergency financing from the IMF so far

  • Our tracker captures 18 countries that have sought, or are seeking, emergency help or drawing under existing facilities

  • We have five new entries this week, most notably Nigeria and Morocco

Stuart Culverhouse
Stuart Culverhouse

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Tellimer Research
9 April 2020
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Our updated tracker seeks to identify countries that have requested IMF financial support, under its different guises, in order to help them deal with the impact of Covid-19. We do not claim it is exhaustive, but hope it provides a useful guide to investors on the current state of play. It is based on information that has been reported by the IMF itself, various media or national governments. We aim to produce regular updates.

The IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said on 3 April at the joint IMF-WHO press briefing that over 90 countries have requested emergency financing from it so far. Our tracker captures 18 countries that we know of that have either sought, or are seeking, emergency help or have made drawings under their existing arrangements. 

There are five new entries over the past week, notably Nigeria's request for an RFI and Morocco's drawing under its precautionary credit line (PLL). Madagascar's disbursement under the RCF is the latest emergency financing facility to be approved. 

Source: Tellimer Research, IMF, media reports