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IMF warns of worse outcome without decisive policy measures in Mongolia

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned of higher inflation and a worse economic scenario if the Government and Parliament of Mongolia continue to implement irresponsible budget policies. Despite the easing pandemic situation and improved export output, the Mongolian economy is not fully recovering, emphasized the IMF.

During its visit to Mongolia, the IMF mission held extensive meetings and discussions with representatives of the Government and the Bank of Mongolia. Highlights from the recommendations include:

If the Government and the Parliament do not make the right decisions on the 2023 budget, the economic situation in Mongolia will take a worse turn. Depreciation of foreign exchange reserves and MNT will, in turn, stimulate inflation, and if the demand for using the foreign currency is limited, according to the IMF. The fund also pointed out that the Government and the Parliament should take decisive measures as the general public would have to pay higher prices for their basic consumption.



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