This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Gabon, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Gabon and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Gabon.

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At a Glance

  • Current membership: 189 countries
  • Gabon joined the Fund in September 10, 1963; Article VIII
  • Total Quotas: SDR 154.30 Million (as of December 31, 2008)
  • Loans outstanding: None
  • Last Article IV Consultation: The 2015 Article IV consultation staff report was discussed by the Executive Board on February 19, 2016

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Gabon and the IMF

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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa: Restarting the Growth Engine

May 2017

Growth momentum in sub-Saharan Africa remains fragile, marking a break from the rapid expansion witnessed since the turn of the millennium. 2016 was a difficult year for many countries, with regional growth dipping to 1.4 percent—the lowest level of growth in more than two decades. Most oil exporters were in recession, and conditions in other resource-intensive countries remained difficult. Other nonresource-intensive countries however, continued to grow robustly. A modest recovery in growth of about 2.6 percent is expected in 2017, but this falls short of past trends and is too low to put sub-Saharan Africa back on a path of rising living standards. While sub-Saharan Africa remains a region with tremendous growth potential, the deterioration in the overall outlook partly reflects insufficient policy adjustment. In that context, and to reap this potential, strong and sound domestic policy measures are needed to restart the growth engine. Read the report

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Departmental Papers on Africa 

Africa Departmental Papers Cover The Departmental African Paper Series covers research on Sub-Saharan Africa conducted by International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff, particularly on issues of broad regional or cross-country interest. The views expressed in these papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, or IMF management.

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IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 26, 2014 opened the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Ebene, Mauritius, adding an important regional center to a global network of centers helping to develop countries' policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices.