The Gambia Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in The Gambia
November 1, 2009
This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between The Gambia and the IMF. Additional information can be found on The Gambia and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with The Gambia.
News and Highlights
The growing role of the private sector in Africa has been credited by the head of the IMF's African Department for sustaining foreign investment during the recent global slump. In an interview, Antoinette Sayeh says Africa has demonstrated a new openness.
Stronger monetary and budget policies, together with structural reforms in many countries, helped Africa come through the global financial crisis better than in the past, IMF First Deputy Managing Director John Lipsky said.
The Gambia and The IMF
Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to The Gambia for Concluding Discussions of the First Review of the ECF Arrangement
March 20, 2013
Subject: Statistics | Africa | National accounts | Monetary statistics | Government finance statistics | Balance of payments statistics | Data quality assessment framework | General Data Dissemination System | Special Data Dissemination Standard | Technical assistance
Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to The Gambia for Discussions of the First Review of the ECF Arrangement
The Gambia: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for The Gambia
June 6, 2012
Series: Country Report No. 12/129
Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
Economic conditions in sub-Saharan Africa have remained generally robust despite a sluggish global economy. The near-term outlook for the region remains broadly positive, and growth is projected at 5Ľ percent a year in 2012–13. Most low-income countries are projected to continue to grow strongly, supported by domestic demand, including from investment. The outlook is less favorable for many of the middle-income countries, especially South Africa, that are more closely linked to European markets and thus experience a more noticeable drag from the external environment. The main risks to the outlook are an intensification of financial stresses in the euro zone and a sharp fiscal adjustment in the US–the so called fiscal cliff.