IMF Approves 3-Month Extension of Extended Credit Facility for Somalia

On May 9, 2022, the IMF Executive Board approved an extension of the date on which the arrangement under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF) will automatically expire unless a review is completed to August 17, 2022. Without the extension, the ECF arrangement would have automatically expired on May 17, 2022, in line with the rule on automatic expiration of ECF arrangements if no review has been completed for 18 months.

The extension will provide the time needed to confirm policy understandings with the new government and confirm financing assurances with development partners, which are required for the completion of the second and third reviews under the ECF arrangement.

The ECF arrangement for Somalia in the amount equivalent to SDR 253 million (155 percent of quota) was approved by the IMF’s Executive Board on March 25, 2020 (see Press Release No. 20/105 ).

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