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Central African Republic and the IMF
Updated June 16, 2014

Show all items sorted by date | Annual Meetings Speeches (1) | Article IV Staff Reports (5) | IMF Survey Online (3) | Letters of Intent (14) | News Briefs (2) | Policy Framework Paper (3) | Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (1) | Press Releases (27) | Public Information Notices (8) | Publications (27) | Transcripts (4) | Financial Sector Assessment Program (3) 
Annual Meetings Speeches
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
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Article IV Staff Reports
August 13, 2012 -- Central African Republic: 2011 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Central African Republic
Series: Country Report No. 12/238
Notes: Also available in French
January 21, 2010 -- Central African Republic: Staff Report for the 2009 Article IV Consultation and Fifth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance and Modification of Performance Criteria,and Financing Assurances Review - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Central African Republic.
Series: Country Report No. 10/21
Notes: Also available in French.
January 16, 2008 -- Central African Republic: 2007 Article IV Consultation, First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance and Modification of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review - Staff Report; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic
Series: Country Report No. 08/16
December 02, 2005 -- Central African Republic: 2005 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic
Series: Country Report No. 05/424
June 10, 2004 -- Central African Republic: 2004 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic
Series: Country Report No. 04/159
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IMF Survey Online
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.
February 10, 2012 -- IMF Survey: Central African Republic: Reforms to Remedy Fragility
Despite facing the difficulties of a fragile state, the Central African Republic is showing resilience in the face of the global economic downturn. As the country consolidates its reform agenda, some optimism is warranted, the IMF says in its regular review of the country’s economy.
January 21, 2010 -- IMF Survey: Central African Republic's Reforms Enter Crucial Phase
Against the odds, the Central African Republic is making remarkable progress toward peace, economic development, and structural reform. The country has achieved modest economic growth since open conflict ended in 2004, and income per capita has started to recover after years of decline.
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IMFC Statements
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
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 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
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Letters of Intent
May 01, 2014 -- Central African Republic -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, May 01, 2014
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June 11, 2012 -- Central African Republic -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, June 11, 2012
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May 10, 2010 -- Central African Republic -- Letter of Intent, and Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, May 10, 2010
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November 18, 2009 -- Central African Republic -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, November 18, 2009
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June 05, 2009 -- Central African Republic -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, June 05, 2009
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December 04, 2008 -- Central African Republic -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, December 04, 2008
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June 03, 2008 -- Central African Republic -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, June 03, 2008
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September 07, 2007 -- Central African Republic -- Letter of Intent, September 07, 2007
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November 30, 2006 -- Central African Republic -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, November 30, 2006
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January 13, 2006 -- Central African Republic -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, January 13, 2006
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May 17, 2002 -- Central African Republic -- Staff Monitored Program Letter of Intent, May 17, 2002
This letter of intent describes the policies that the Central African Republic is implementing in the framework of a staff-monitored program.
November 19, 2001 -- Central African Republic Letter of Intent, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, November 19, 2001
This Letter of Intent describes the policies that the Central African Republic is implementing in the framework of a staff-monitored program.
December 15, 2000 -- Central African Republic Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, December 15, 2000
This Letter of Intent of the government of Central African Republic describes the policies that Central African Republic intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
June 17, 1999 -- Central African Republic Letter of Intent, June 17, 1999
This Letter of Intent of the government of Central African Republic describes the policies that Central African Republic intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
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News Briefs
January 23, 2001 -- News Brief: IMF Gives Final Approval of Second Annual PRGF Loan for the Central African Republic
July 02, 1999 -- News Brief: IMF Executive Board Completes Central African Republic
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Policy Framework Paper
September 28, 1998 -- Policy Framework Papers--Central African Republic--Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Policy Framework Paper, 1998-2000 - Tables
Tables
May 29, 1998 -- Policy Framework Papers--Central African Republic--Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Policy Framework Paper, 1998-2000 - Text
Introduction, Medium-Term Strategy and Objectives, Institutional Reform, Capacity-Building, and Strengthening of Macroeconomic Management, Economic Policies and Structural Reforms During 1998-2000, External Sector and Financing Requirements, Technical Assistance Requirements
May 29, 1998 -- Policy Framework Papers--Central African Republic--Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Policy Framework Paper, 1998-200- Table of Contents
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Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
December 13, 2000 -- Central African Republic -- Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper, Interim Version
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.
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Press Releases
May 15, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$12.9 Million Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility for the Central African Republic
April 03, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Mission and the Central African Republic Reach Staff-level Agreement on Financial Assistance Under The Rapid Credit Facility
November 07, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF Concludes ECF Review Mission to the Central African Republic
June 25, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves New US$63.2 Million Extended Credit Facility Arrangement for the Central African Republic and US$10.5 Million Disbursement
April 19, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to the Central African Republic
November 16, 2011 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to the Central African Republic
July 13, 2011 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to the Central African Republic
August 25, 2010 -- Press Release: IMF Completes Sixth Review Under the Central African Republic's ECF Arrangement and Approves US$13.1 Million Disbursement
March 31, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to the Central African Republic
December 07, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fifth Review Under the PRGF Arrangement for the Central African Republic and Approves US$18.5 Million Disbursement
October 01, 2009 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to the Central African Republic
June 30, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF and World Bank Support the Central African Republic's Completion Point under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative and Approve Debt Relief under the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative
June 29, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review Under PRGF Arrangement for the Central African Republic and Approves Extension and US$38.7 Million Increase
April 16, 2009 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to the Central African Republic
December 22, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under the PRGF Arrangement for the Central African Republic and Approves US$9.1 Million Disbursement
September 26, 2008 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Staff Mission at the Conclusion of a Visit to the Central African Republic
June 18, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the PRGF Arrangement with the Central African Republic, Increases Financial Assistance to Mitigate Food and Fuels Price Impact, and Approves US$14 Million Disbursement
March 21, 2008 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Staff Mission at the Conclusion of a Visit to the Central African Republic
January 15, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves Interim HIPC Assistance to the Central African Republic
October 05, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the PRGF Arrangement with the Central African Republic and Approves US$4.8 Million Disbursement
December 22, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$54.5 Million PRGF Arrangement for the Central African Republic
January 30, 2006 -- Press Release: IMF Approves US$10.2 Million in Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance for the Central African Republic
July 23, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Approves US$8.2 Million in Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance for the Central African Republic
July 16, 2004 -- Press Release: The Central African Republic Formally Begins Participation in the IMF's General Data Dissemination System
January 10, 2001 -- Press Release: IMF Approves In Principle Second Annual PRGF for the Central African Republic
July 21, 1998 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Three-Year Arrangement Under the ESAF for Central African Republic
July 29, 1996 -- Press Release: Central African Republic Accepts Article VIII Obligations
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Public Information Notices
February 09, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with the Central African Republic
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
January 04, 2010 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2009 Article IV Consultation with the Central African Republic
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
October 12, 2007 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with the Central African Republic
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
November 29, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with the Central African Republic
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
April 14, 2004 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with the Central African Republic
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
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.
October 27, 2000 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with the Central African Republic
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.
August 11, 1998 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with the Central African Republic
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.
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Publications
June 16, 2014 -- Central African Republic: Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility and the Cancellation of the Extended Credit Facility Arrangement-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Central African Republic
Series: Country Report No. 14/164
Notes: Also available in French
August 13, 2012 -- Central African Republic: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Central African Republic.
Series: Country Report No. 12/240
Notes: Also available in French
October 29, 2010 -- Central African Republic: Sixth Review Under the Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review-Staff Report; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Central African Republic
Series: Country Report No. 10/332
Notes: Also available in French
December 15, 2009 -- Central African Republic: Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, Modification of Performance Criteria, Augmentation of Access, Extension of Arrangement, and Financing Assurances Review - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Central African Republic
Series: Country Report No. 09/239
Notes: Also available in French
August 19, 2009 -- Central African Republic: Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries - Completion Point Document and Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative
Series: Country Report No. 09/259
Notes: Also available in French
August 03, 2009 -- Central African Republic: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - First Annual Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 09/240
Notes: Also available in French
August 03, 2009 -- Central African Republic: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - First Annual Progress Report - Joint Staff Advisory Note
Series: Country Report No. 09/241
May 19, 2009 -- Central African Republic: Financial System Stability Assessment
Series: Country Report No. 09/154
February 04, 2009 -- Central African Republic: Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waivers of Nonobservance and Modification of Performance Criteria, Request for Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative, and Financing Assurances Review-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic
Series: Country Report No. 09/43
Notes: Also available in French
July 03, 2008 -- Central African Republic: Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waivers of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Augmentation of Access, and Financing Assurance Review - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic
Series: Country Report No. 08/215
Notes: Full text also available in French.
January 14, 2008 -- Central African Republic: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Preparation Status Report - Joint Staff Advisory Note
Series: Country Report No. 08/12
January 14, 2008 -- Central African Republic: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 08/13
January 14, 2008 -- Central African Republic: Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries - Decision Point Document
Series: Country Report No. 08/14
February 22, 2007 -- Central African Republic: Request for a 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 the Central African Republic
Series: Country Report No. 07/73
February 12, 2007 -- Central African Republic: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Preparation Status Report
Series: Country Report No. 07/58
December 01, 2006 -- Assessing Competitiveness After Conflict: The Case of the Central African Republic
Author/Editor: Bakhache, Said | Lewis, Mark | Kalonji, Kadima D. | Nachega, Jean-Claude
Series: Working Paper No. 06/303
August 28, 2006 -- Central African Economic and Monetary Community: Financial System Stability Assessment, including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency, and Banking Supervision
Series: Country Report No. 06/321
Notes: Also available in French
August 28, 2006 -- Central African Economic and Monetary Community: Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes - FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Series: Country Report No. 06/322
Notes: Also available in French
August 22, 2006 -- Central African Economic and Monetary Community: Staff Report on Common Policies of Member Countries; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Economic and Monetary Community
Series: Country Report No. 06/317
February 07, 2006 -- Central African Republic: Use of Fund Resources - Request for Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion;and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic
Series: Country Report No. 06/42
June 23, 2004 -- Central African Republic: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 04/167
May 01, 2004 -- Political Instability and Growth: The Central African Republic
Author/Editor: Ghura, Dhaneshwar | Mercereau, Benoît
Series: Working Paper No. 04/80
January 01, 2004 -- Fiscal Surveillance in a Petro Zone: The Case of the CEMAC
Author/Editor: Wiegand, Johannes
Series: Working Paper No. 04/8
August 23, 2000 -- Central African Republic: Statistical Annex
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/109
October 05, 1998 -- Central African Republic - Statistical Annex
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 98/89
April 17, 1997 -- Central African Republic-Recent Economic Developments
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 97/24
July 24, 1995 -- Central African Republic - Statistical Annex
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/74
Notes: This statistical annex on the Central African Republic was 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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Transcripts
December 12, 2013 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
April 11, 2013 -- Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference
October 10, 2010 -- Transcript of a Press Conference by African Finance Ministers at the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Annual Meetings
September 28, 2002 -- African Finance Ministers Press Briefing
This press conference is a unique opportunity for African Governors to express their views on issues of interest to them with regards to their relations with the IMF and the World Bank. This is also, indeed, an opportunity for the reporters to get first-hand information from some of the people who struggle on a daily basis with the debt burden, poverty and pandemics.