IMF Country Representative to Deliver 2nd UCC Distinguished Lecture


Dr. Constant Lonkeng Ngouana, International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative to Jamaica, will deliver the second in the Distinguished Lecture Series hosted by the University of the Commonwealth Caribbean (UCC).

The lecture will take place on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at UCC’s Worthington Avenue campus in New Kingston.

The IMF Country Representative will speak on the topic, “Jamaica and the IMF”. The lecture will provide the audience with an overview of the IMF and its role as a global institution, and review the history of the relationship between Jamaica and the IMF with an emphasis on the Extended Fund Facility (EFF) 2013–2016). Dr. Lonkeng Ngouana will also elaborate on the main pillars of the Government of Jamaica’s new reform program, supported by the IMF under the precautionary Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) since the end of 2016.

During 2014 to 2015 Dr. Lonkeng Ngouana was the fiscal economist on the IMF Jamaica team. He has also participated in IMF technical assistance to Jamaica and Malaysia, as well as at the IMF-Singapore Training Institute. His work in the Fund has also covered other countries, including Indonesia, Germany and Japan.

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