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Projected % Change
   2017  2018
Real GDP 1 2.7
Consumer Prices 2.5 2.5
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2017)
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Gabon and the IMF
Updated September 15, 2017

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IMF Survey Online
March 22, 2016 -- Podcast : Gabon Hit by Oil Price Slide
The IMF’s most recent review of Gabon’s economy shows it’s been hit hard by the oil price decline. In this podcast, we speak with IMF Mission Chief for Gabon, Montfort Mlachila, who says the country can build resilience and revive growth by diversifying its economy.
March 22, 2016 -- Podcast : Le Gabon Touché par le Repli des Cours du Pétrole
Dans son dernier bilan, le FMI signale que l’économie gabonaise a été durement touchée par la chute des cours du pétrole. Dans ce podcast, nous nous entretenons avec Montfort Mlachila, chef de mission du FMI pour le Gabon. Il souligne que le pays peut accroître sa résilience et redynamiser la croissance en diversifiant son économie.
March 21, 2016 -- IMF Survey : Gabon Seeks to Diversify its Economy as Oil Revenues Decline
Hit hard by the recent oil price decline, Gabon can build resilience and revive growth by continuing to diversify its economy, says the IMF.
September 10, 2015 -- Podcast : Sub-Saharan Africa Getting a Grip on Inflation
Inflation can determine a currency’s purchasing power as high inflation means rising prices. But what drives inflation differs from region to region. In this podcast we talk with Oral Williams, IMF Mission Chief for Malawi and coauthor of a new research paper that shows the drivers of inflation are changing in sub-Saharan Africa.
February 26, 2015 -- IMF Survey : Oil Price Collapse Vindicates Gabon’s Aim to Diversify
The plunge in oil prices since mid-2014 shows that Gabon’s plan to diversify its economy away from overdependence on oil is clearly the right way to go and is now more relevant than ever, IMF staff says in a regular review of the Central African nation’s economy.
October 13, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Infrastructure, Natural Resources Key to Inclusive Growth in Africa
African countries are focusing on improving their infrastructure and managing their natural resource wealth to achieve broad based inclusive growth.
March 08, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Gabon’s Priority: Use Resources to Become Emerging Economy
Gabon’s government has launched an ambitious public investment and reform program to transform the central African country into a diversified emerging market economy by 2025. The key, the IMF says in its regular review of Gabon’s economy, lies in implementing the program while managing downside risks.
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.