IMF SDR Utilisation - Update for Parliament 24 November 2022


1. Government, on 23 August 2021 received Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) under the general allocation amounting to SDR677,436,012.00 (approximately US$958 million), from the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The SDR is an international reserve asset, created by the IMF in 1969 to supplement its member countries’ official reserves. On August 2, 2021 the Board of Governors of the IMF approved a general allocation of SDRs equivalent to US$650 billion (about SDR 456 billion) to boost global liquidity. This allocation addresses the long-term global need for reserves, helps build confidence, fosters the resilience and stability of the global economy, and supports liquidity-constrained countries in addressing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The allocation provided a huge stimulus to the Zimbabwean economy, following the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and has assisted Zimbabwe in its post COVID-19 recovery path.



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