Staff completed their review of the Extended Credit Facility arrangement. The end-of-mission press releases contain statements from staff teams reflecting their preliminary findings. The views expressed in this statement are those of the staff of the IMF and do not necessarily reflect those of the Executive Board of the IMF. Based on the preliminary findings of this mission, staff will prepare a report which, subject to management approval, will be presented to the Executive Board for review and decision. A staff team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) headed by Norbert Toé, Head of Mission for Benin, stayed in Cotonou from March 21 to 31, 2017 to conduct discussions on the second review of the facility agreement. Extended Credit (FEC). Discussions focused on recent economic and financial developments as well as the measures needed to foster inclusive growth, preserve fiscal and debt sustainability, increase the efficiency of public spending, as well as promote stability and development. financial inclusion.