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Benin :, Second Review under the Extended Fund Facility and the Extended Credit Facility Arrangements-Press Release; Staff Report; Debt Sustainability Analysis and Statement by the Executive Director for Benin

Abstract
This paper presents Benin’s Second Review under the Extended Fund Facility and the Extended Credit Facility Arrangements. Program performance has been robust, with all end-September and end-December 2022 performance criteria, indicative targets met, and all structural benchmarks implemented. Revenue-based fiscal consolidation is underway, after three years of warranted policy accommodation amidst repeated and severe exogenous shocks. After three years of warranted policy accommodation, fiscal consolidation is underway, underpinned by robust tax collection and spending reprioritization to shield social programs and help meet Benin’s large development and security-related needs. The recently established social registry is much needed to channel timely support to vulnerable households in a world more prone to shocks. Its swift full operationalization is critical to improve the targeting and efficiency of social programs as their coverage expands. The structural reform agenda is advancing, including with the completion and publication of the IMF governance diagnostic, the adoption of a financial inclusion strategy, the digitalization of land title requests, and the submission to Parliament of a draft law to ensure the sustainability of the authorities’ flagship school feeding program
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource (104 pages)
Form Of Item
online

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