On December 14, 2016, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed the third review of the Kyrgyz Republic’s economic performance under the threeyear Extended Credit Facility (ECF) arrangement. The Board’s approval enables the immediate disbursement of SDR 9.514 million (about US$12.9 million). This would bring total disbursements under the arrangement to SDR 38.056 million (about US$51.5 million). The ECF arrangement for SDR 66.6 million (about US$92.4 million) was approved on April 8, 2015. “While pressures on the economy are moderating, the near–term outlook remains challenging. A subdued external environment and weak domestic demand are constraining growth prospects. Debt and financial sector vulnerabilities remain elevated.