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Cameroon and the IMF
Updated July 17, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on June 26, 2013. Listed below are items related to Cameroon, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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July 17, 2014 -- Cameroon: 2014 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 14/212
July 17, 2014 -- Cameroon: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 14/213
July 17, 2014 -- IMF Survey : Infrastructure Plan Leads Cameroon’s Drive for Growth
Cameroon is set for steady economic growth this year, driven by an ambitious public investment program expected to expand electricity supply and transport infrastructure.
July 09, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Cameroon
May 08, 2014 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Cameroon
April 11, 2014 -- IMFC Statement by Christophe Akagha-Mba, Minister of Economy and Prospective, Gabon
On behalf of: Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Union of the Comoros, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Chad, Togo. PDF File Size: 645Kb
March 20, 2014 -- IMF Survey : New Financing for Africa’s Roads, Rail Without High Debt
As Central African countries seek new sources of financing for infrastructure, policymakers will have to avoid high indebtedness, a conference in Cameroon hears. The event examines how to leverage existing financing and promote innovative alternatives.
March 13, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Conference Highlights Central Africa’s Investment Needs in Infrastructure
September 09, 2013 -- Cameroon: 2013 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 13/279
Notes: Also available in French
July 01, 2013 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2013 Article IV Consultation with Cameroon
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 11, 2013 -- Fiscal Sustainability, Public Investment, and Growth in Natural Resource-Rich, Low-Income Countries: The Case of Cameroon
Author/Editor: Issouf Samaké | Priscilla S. Muthoora | Bruno Versailles
Series: Working Paper No. 13/144
Notes: Also available in French
June 03, 2013 -- Inclusive Growth: An Application of the Social Opportunity Function to Selected African Countries
Author/Editor: Adedeji, Olumuyiwa | Du, Huancheng | Opoku-Afari, Maxwell
Series: Working Paper No. 13/139
May 15, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Concludes Article IV Mission to Cameroon
May 14, 2013 -- Press Release: Statement by Ms. Sayeh, Director of the IMF's African Department, at the Conclusion of a Visit to Cameroon
April 20, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Africa Enjoying Dynamic Growth but Challenges Remain
African countries are focusing on improving their infrastructure and tackling unemployment to maintain their dynamic growth, said African finance ministers during the IMF-World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington.
April 20, 2013 -- IMFC Statement by Luc Oyoubi, Minister of Economy, Employment and Sustainable Development, Ministere de l'Economie, de l'Emploi et du Developpement Durable, Gabon
On behalf of: Burundi, Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Union of the Comoros, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Mali, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Chad, Togo. PDF File Size: 212Kb
April 11, 2013 -- Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference
October 03, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Oil Revenue Has Power to Transform Countries of Central Africa
In a new book titled “Oil Wealth in Central Africa: Policies for Inclusive Growth”, several IMF economists analyze the challenges of managing oil wealth in Central Africa and outline policies that could help the region’s five oil producing countries overcome these obstacles.
August 13, 2012 -- Cameroon: Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 12/237
Notes: Also available in French
July 19, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation with Cameroon
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 17, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Cameroon
September 01, 2011 -- Cameroon: 2011 - Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Informational Annex; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon
Series: Country Report No. 11/266
June 30, 2011 -- Public Information Notice:IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Cameroon
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
March 31, 2011 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Cameroon
August 11, 2010 -- Cameroon: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes - Fiscal Transparency Module
Series: Country Report No. 10/264
August 04, 2010 -- Cameroon: 2010 - Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Report Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon
Series: Country Report No. 10/259
Notes: Also available in French
August 02, 2010 -- Cameroon: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Series: Country Report No. 10/257
August 02, 2010 -- Cameroon: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Joint Staff Advisory Note
Series: Country Report No. 10/258
July 22, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Cameroon
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
April 24, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by African Finance Ministers, April 24, 2010
April 05, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Cameroon
January 25, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with Cameroon
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
November 23, 2009 -- Cameroon: Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation and Request for disbursement Under the Rapid-Access Component of the Exogenous Shocks Facility
Series: Country Report No. 09/318
Notes: Also available in French.
July 02, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$144.1 Million Disbursement for Cameroon
June 18, 2009 -- Cameroon -- Letter of Intent, June 18, 2009
Also available in French. PDF File Size: 276Kb
April 09, 2009 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Cameroon
February 20, 2009 -- Cameroon: Sixth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon.
Series: Country Report No. 09/65
Notes: Also available in French
February 18, 2009 -- Cameroon: Financial System Stability Assessment - Update
Series: Country Report No. 09/51
January 09, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Sixth and Final Review Under PRGF Arrangement with Cameroon and Approves US$4.1 Million Disbursement
December 11, 2008 -- Cameroon -- Letter of Intent, December 11, 2008
Also available in French PDF File Size: 276Kb
October 11, 2008 -- Transcript of Press Briefing African Finance Ministers
Transcript of Press Briefing African Finance Ministers
October 09, 2008 -- Transcript of a Town Hall Meeting with Civil Society Organizations
August 12, 2008 -- Cameroon: Fifth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Financing Assurances Review, and Requests for Waiver of Performance Criterion, Modification of Performance Criteria and Extension of Arrangement - Staff Report; Staff Supplement and Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon
Series: Country Report No. 08/279
Notes: Also available in French
June 30, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review under PRGF Arrangement for Cameroon and Approves US$4.29 Million Disbursement
April 12, 2008 -- IMFC Statement by His Excellency Paul Toungui, Minister of State, Minister of Economy, Finance, Budget, and Privatization, Gabon
On behalf of: Benin, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of Congo, Union of the Comoros, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Republic of Madagascar, Mali, Islamic Republic of Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, Chad, Togo. PDF File Size: 181Kb
January 11, 2008 -- Cameroon: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon
Series: Country Report No. 08/11
Notes: Also available in French
January 04, 2008 -- Cameroon: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 08/1
January 04, 2008 -- Cameroon: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper-Progress Report- Joint Staff Advisory Note
Series: Country Report No. 08/2
December 19, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under the PRGF Arrangement with Cameroon and Approves US$4.1 Million Disbursement
November 29, 2007 -- Cameroon -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, November 29, 2007
PDF File Size: 306Kb
September 20, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Cameroon
August 16, 2007 -- Cameroon: 2007 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion, Request for Modification of Performance Criterion, and Financing Assurances Review - Staff Report; Staff Supplement and Statement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon
Series: Country Report No. 07/285
Notes: Also available online in French
August 16, 2007 -- Cameroon: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 07/286
August 16, 2007 -- Cameroon: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 07/287
July 02, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Cameroon
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 18, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under the PRGF Arrangement with Cameroon and Approves US$4 Million Disbursement
June 18, 2007 -- IMF Survey:
IMF work agenda; IMF exchange rate advice; Asia's trade pacts; Central Asia: economic cooperation; Cameroon after debt relief; spread of Austrian banks; conference on financial soundness indicators; Caruana on shifting roles in financial globalization. PDF File Size: 976Kb
March 27, 2007 -- Cameroon: Second Review of the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon
Series: Country Report No. 07/129
March 15, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of the IMF Mission to Cameroon
January 11, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato at the Conclusion of a Visit to Cameroon
January 04, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato to Visit Gabon and Cameroon
January 04, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department
December 22, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under Cameroon's PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$4 million Disbursement
December 06, 2006 -- Cameroon -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, December 06, 2006
PDF File Size: 409Kb
September 15, 2006 -- Press Release: Statement by the IMF Mission for Cameroon
July 18, 2006 -- Cameroon: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Third Annual Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 06/260
July 18, 2006 -- Cameroon: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Third Annual Progress Report - Joint Staff Advisory Note
Series: Country Report No. 06/261
June 16, 2006 -- Cameroon: First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon
Series: Country Report No. 06/231
May 26, 2006 -- Cameroon: Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative - Completion Point Document and Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative (MDRI)
Series: Country Report No. 06/190
Notes: Also available online in French
May 01, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF and World Bank Support Cameroon's Completion Point Under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative and the IMF Immediately Grants 100 Percent Debt Relief to Cameroon Under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative
April 28, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under Cameroon's PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$3.9 million Disbursement
April 05, 2006 -- Cameroon -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, April 05, 2006
PDF File Size: 325Kb
March 01, 2006 -- Strengthening Transparency in the Oil Sector in Cameroon: Why Does it Matter?
Author/Editor: Cossé, Stéphane
Series: Policy Discussion Paper No. 06/02
February 09, 2006 -- Press Release: Statement by the IMF Mission Chief for Cameroon
November 18, 2005 -- Cameroon: Review of the Staff-Monitored Program and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and for Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon
Series: Country Report No. 05/413
October 24, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$26.8 Million Three-Year Arrangement for Cameroon Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility
September 08, 2005 -- Press Release: Statement by the IMF Mission Chief for Cameroon
August 08, 2005 -- Press Release: Press Statement by the IMF Mission Chief for Cameroon
June 10, 2005 -- Cameroon: Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement
Series: Country Report No. 05/189
May 23, 2005 -- IMF Survey:
De Rato travels to Africa; Turkey's new loan; Cameroon; Singapore; Tajikistan; Asia's economic outlook; Kydland interview; Value-added tax; IMF trade policy; Trade conference; Political economy of hatred. PDF File Size: 716Kb
May 19, 2005 -- Cameroon: 2005 Article IV Consultation and Staff-Monitored Program-Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon
Series: Country Report No. 05/164
Notes: Also available online in French.
May 19, 2005 -- Cameroon: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 05/165
April 29, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Cameroon
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
February 14, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF Staff Mission Completes Article IV Discussions with Cameroon
December 21, 2004 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Staff on Article IV Consultation with Cameroon
November 01, 2004 -- Press Release: Director of the IMF's African Department Visits Cameroon
October 26, 2004 -- Cameroon: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Implementation Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 04/334
March 01, 2004 -- Public Expenditure Management in Francophone Africa: A Cross-Country Analysis
Author/Editor: Moussa, Yaya
Series: Working Paper No. 04/42
January 01, 2004 -- Fiscal Surveillance in a Petro Zone: The Case of the CEMAC
Author/Editor: Wiegand, Johannes
Series: Working Paper No. 04/8
December 31, 2003 -- Cameroon: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Requests for Extension of Arrangement, Waiver of Performance Criterion, and Extension of Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries--Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon
Series: Country Report No. 03/401
December 17, 2003 -- Press Release: IMF Completes Fourth Review Under Cameroon's PRGF Arrangement, Approves US$23 Million Disbursement , and Grants Additional Interim Assistance of US$4.4 Million Under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative
December 02, 2003 -- Cameroon -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, December 2, 2003
This Letter of Intent of the government of Cameroon describes the policies that Cameroon intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
September 20, 2003 -- Transcript of a Press Conference of African Finance Ministers
August 29, 2003 -- Cameroon: Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Series: Country Report No. 03/255
August 12, 2003 -- Cameroon: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Series: Country Report No. 03/249
August 04, 2003 -- Press Release: IMF Welcomes Cameroon's Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
December 24, 2002 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2002 Article IV Consultation with Cameroon
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
December 24, 2002 -- Cameroon: 2002 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility; and Request for a Waiver of Performance Criterion--Staff Report; News Brief and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon
Series: Country Report No. 02/258
November 22, 2002 -- Cameroon: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 02/257
November 22, 2002 -- Cameroon: 2002 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Reqeust for a Waiver of Performance Criterion--Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon
Series: Country Report No. 02/258
September 18, 2002 -- News Brief: IMF Completes Review Under Cameroon's PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$21 Million Disbursement
September 03, 2002 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Discussion on Recent Developments and Regional Policy Issues with the Central African Economic and Monetary Community
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 28, 2002 -- Cameroon -- Letter of Intent and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, August 28, 2002
This Letter of Intent of the government of Cameroon describes the policies that Cameroon intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
February 28, 2002 -- Cameroon: Second Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement and Requests for a Waiver of Performance Criterion and for Additional Fund HIPC Interim Assistance--Staff Report; News Brief on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon
Series: Country Report No. 02/32
February 28, 2002 -- Cameroon: Second Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility Arrangement and Requests for a Waiver of Performance Criterion and for Additional Fund HIPC Interim Assistance--Staff Report; News Brief on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Cameroon
Series: Country Report No. 02/32
January 30, 2002 -- News Brief: IMF Completes Review Under Cameroon's PRGF Arrangement and Approves US$20 Million Disbursement
January 10, 2002 -- Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report
Evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of a country's poverty reduction objectives and strategies, and in it the staffs of the IMF and World Bank make recommendations about whether the PRSP or IPRSP provides a sound basis for concessional assistance from the Bank and Fund, as well as for debt relief under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative. PDF File Size: 393Kb
December 28, 2001 -- Cameroon Letter of Intent and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, December 28, 2001
This Letter of Intent of the government of Cameroon describes the policies that Cameroon intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
December 28, 2001 -- Cameroon-Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Preparation Status Report--Table of Contents, December 28, 2001
Describes the country's macroeconomic, structural, and social policies in support of growth and poverty reduction, as well as associated external financing needs and major sources of financing.
August 24, 2001 -- Cameroon: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes--Data Module
Series: Country Report No. 01/150
August 24, 2001 -- Cameroon: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes--Data Module
Series: Country Report No. 01/150
August 06, 2001 -- Cameroon: 2001 Article IV Consultation, First Review of the First Annual Program Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance Criterion -- Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 01/127
August 06, 2001 -- Cameroon: 2001 Article IV Consultation, First Review of the First Annual Program Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and Request for Waiver and Modification of Performance Criterion -- Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 01/127
July 26, 2001 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2001 Article IV Consultation with Cameroon
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
July 16, 2001 -- News Brief: IMF Completes Cameroon Review Under PRGF and Approves $US 20 Million Disbursement
June 28, 2001 -- Cameroon Letter of Intent and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, June 28, 2001
This Letter of Intent of the government of Cameroon describes the policies that Cameroon intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
March 07, 2001 -- Transcript of a Press Conference on the Outcomes of the Recent Köhler/Wolfensohn Trip to Africa by IMF African Department Director, G.G. Gondwe and World Bank Vice-President, African Region, Callisto Madavo
What's new from this trip is that, for the first time, I think we have the African leaders in a sense taking ownership of what they want to do in Africa, what is their vision, what are their programs, what are their constraints, on one side, and, therefore, what are the responsibilities that they need to discharge, and then asking the Bank and the Fund, given the backdrop of those objectives, to help.
March 01, 2001 -- A Cointegration Analysis of Broad Money Demand in Cameroon
Author/Editor: Nachega, Jean-Claude
Series: Working Paper No. 01/26
December 22, 2000 -- Press Release: IMF Approves US$144 Million PRGF Credit to Cameroon
December 06, 2000 -- Cameroon Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, December 6, 2000
This Letter of Intent of the government of Cameroon describes the policies that Cameroon intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
December 01, 2000 -- Policies for Faster Growth and Poverty Reduction in Sub-Saharan Africa and the Role of the IMF -- An IMF Issues Brief
After two decades of economic stagnation and little progress in poverty reduction, the seeds of an economic renaissance in sub-Saharan Africa, with faster growth and less poverty, have been sown in recent years. This Issues Brief, after reviewing recent economic developments, outlines the key policy issues that countries in the region will need to address and the contribution that the international community, including the IMF, will need to make to build on recent gains and establish a virtuous cycle of sustained high-quality growth.
October 16, 2000 -- Press Release: Cameroon to Receive Around US$2 Billion in Debt Service Relief: The IMF and the World Bank Support Debt Relief for Cameroon Under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative
October 11, 2000 -- News Brief: IMF Completes Third Review of Cameroon and Approves US$23.26 Million Credit
September 15, 2000 -- HIPC Decision Point Document for the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative
Makes recommendations for decisions by the Executive Boards of the IMF and World Bank regarding: eligibility, timing of decision point under the Initiative, assistance required to reach the sustainability targets, and the agreed policy measures which when implemented would trigger the completion point. PDF File Size: 2153Kb
August 23, 2000 -- Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper -- Cameroon
Summarizes the current knowledge and analysis of a country's poverty situation, describes the existing poverty reduction strategy, and lays out the process for producing a fully developed PRSP in a participatory fashion.
July 17, 2000 -- Cameroon: Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/81
June 21, 2000 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Cameroon
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
June 16, 2000 -- Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes: Cameroon--Banking Supervision
This report compares country practices in Cameroon with internationally recognized standards and codes in the areas of data dissemination, fiscal transparency, monetary and financial policy transparency, and banking supervision, and in some instances, one or all of the following: securities markets, insurance regulations, and accounting and auditing standards. In reviewing countries' observance of standards, the report covers disclosure practices and also discusses issues related to the quality of the information released.
June 16, 2000 -- Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes: Cameroon -- Fiscal Transparency
This report compares country practices in Cameroon with internationally recognized standards and codes in the areas of data dissemination, fiscal transparency, monetary and financial policy transparency, and banking supervision, and in some instances, one or all of the following: securities markets, insurance regulations, and accounting and auditing standards. In reviewing countries' observance of standards, the report covers disclosure practices and also discusses issues related to the quality of the information released.
June 16, 2000 -- Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes: Cameroon--Payment System
This report compares country practices in Cameroon with internationally recognized standards and codes in the areas of data dissemination, fiscal transparency, monetary and financial policy transparency, and banking supervision, and in some instances, one or all of the following: securities markets, insurance regulations, and accounting and auditing standards. In reviewing countries' observance of standards, the report covers disclosure practices and also discusses issues related to the quality of the information released.
June 16, 2000 -- Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes: Cameroon--Insurance Supervision
This report compares country practices in Cameroon with internationally recognized standards and codes in the areas of data dissemination, fiscal transparency, monetary and financial policy transparency, and banking supervision, and in some instances, one or all of the following: securities markets, insurance regulations, and accounting and auditing standards. In reviewing countries' observance of standards, the report covers disclosure practices and also discusses issues related to the quality of the information released.
June 16, 2000 -- Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes: Cameroon--Transparency of Monetary and Financial Policies
This report compares country practices in Cameroon with internationally recognized standards and codes in the areas of data dissemination, fiscal transparency, monetary and financial policy transparency, and banking supervision, and in some instances, one or all of the following: securities markets, insurance regulations, and accounting and auditing standards. In reviewing countries' observance of standards, the report covers disclosure practices and also discusses issues related to the quality of the information released.
June 13, 2000 -- News Brief: IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler to Visit Cameroon, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa
June 07, 2000 -- News Brief: IMF Concludes Cameroon Midterm Review Under PRGF
May 30, 2000 -- Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes: Cameroon -- Table of Contents
This report compares country practices in Cameroon with internationally recognized standards and codes in the areas of fiscal transparency.
May 23, 2000 -- HIPC Preliminary Document on the Enhanced Initiative for the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPCs)
Provides a preliminary assessment of a country's eligibility for assistance under the HIPC Initiative, based on a Debt Sustainability Analysis, the track record of policy performance, and progress with developing a poverty reduction strategy. PDF File Size: 347Kb
May 23, 2000 -- Cameroon Letter of Intent, May 23, 2000
This Letter of Intent of the government of Cameroon describes the policies that Cameroon intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
September 29, 1999 -- Statement by the Hon. Tantely Andrianarivo, Governor of the IMF for Madagascar, on behalf of the African Governors, at the Joint Annual Discussion
PDF File Size: 14Kb
September 07, 1999 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Third Annual ESAF Loan for Cameroon
August 09, 1999 -- Cameroon Letter of Intent, August 9, 1999
This Letter of Intent of the government of Cameroon describes the policies that Cameroon intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
August 09, 1999 -- Policy Framework Paper -- Cameroon: Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Policy Framework Paper, 1999/2000-2001/02 Table of Contents
Describes economic objectives, macroeconomic and structural policies for three-year adjustment programs supported by ESAF resources, as well as associated external financing needs and major sources of financing
July 01, 1999 -- Adjustment Costs, Irreversibility, and Investment Patterns in African Manufacturing
Author/Editor: Bigsten, Arne
Series: Working Paper No. 99/99
Notes: This paper was written by multiple authors (12).
April 15, 1999 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Cameroon
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
September 18, 1998 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Second Annual ESAF Loan for Cameroon
July 28, 1998 -- Policy Framework Papers--Cameroon--Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Medium-Term Economic and Financial Policy Framework Paper, 1998/99-2000/01 - Text
Prepared by the Cameroonian authorities in collaboration with the staffs of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
July 28, 1998 -- Policy Framework Papers--Cameroon--Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Medium-Term Economic and Financial Policy Framework Paper, 1998/99-2000/01 - Table 1
Prepared by the Cameroonian authorities in collaboration with the staffs of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
July 28, 1998 -- Policy Framework Papers--Cameroon--Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Medium-Term Economic and Financial Policy Framework Paper, 1998/99-2000/01 -- Table 2
Prepared by the Cameroonian authorities in collaboration with the staffs of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
July 28, 1998 -- Policy Framework Papers--Cameroon--Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Medium-Term Economic and Financial Policy Framework Paper, 1998/99-2000/01 -- Table 3
Prepared by the Cameroonian authorities in collaboration with the staffs of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
July 28, 1998 -- Policy Framework Papers--Cameroon--Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Medium-Term Economic and Financial Policy Framework Paper, 1998/99-2000/01 -- Table 4
Prepared by the Cameroonian authorities in collaboration with the staffs of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
July 28, 1998 -- Policy Framework Papers--Cameroon--Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Medium-Term Economic and Financial Policy Framework Paper, 1998/99-2000/01 -- Table 5
Prepared by the Cameroonian authorities in collaboration with the staffs of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
July 28, 1998 -- Policy Framework Paper - Cameroon - Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Medium-Term Economic and Financial Policy Framework Paper, 1998/99-2000/01 -- Table of Contents
Prepared by the Cameroonian authorities in collaboration with the staffs of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
May 01, 1998 -- Government Expenditure Arrears - Securitization and Other Solutions
Author/Editor: Ramos, Alberto M.
Series: Working Paper No. 98/70
April 07, 1998 -- Cameroon Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 98/17
January 21, 1998 -- Press Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Cameroon
Public Information Notices (PINs) form part of the IMF's efforts to promote transparency of the IMF's views and analysis of economic developments and policies.
December 01, 1997 -- Private Investment and Endogenous Growth - Evidence From Cameroon
Author/Editor: Ghura, Dhaneshwar
Series: Working Paper No. 97/165
August 20, 1997 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Three-Year ESAF Loan for Cameroon
December 03, 1996 -- Cameroon - Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 96/125
September 27, 1995 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Stand-By Credit for Cameroon
January 23, 1995 -- Cameroon - Background Papers and Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/5
Notes: These background papers and statistical appendix on Cameroon were prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.

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