An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Jarkko Turunen visited The Bahamas from March 10–23 to conduct discussions for the 2016 Article IV consultation.

Click [here]( for the Concluding Statement.

Bahamian Authorities have consented to the publication of this statement, which focuses on (a) Recent Developments and Outlook and (b) Policy Priorities.

*Note: A Concluding Statement describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff. These missions are undertaken as part of regular consultations under Article IV of the IMF’s [Articles of Agreement](, in the context of a request to use IMF resources, as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, or as part of other staff monitoring of economic developments.*

*The views expressed in the statement are those of the IMF staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF’s Executive Board. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report that, subject to management approval, will be presented to the IMF Executive Board for discussion and decision.*