Central African Republic Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in Central African Republic
This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Central African Republic and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Central African Republic and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with Central African Republic.
News and Highlights
With world recovery under way, Africa faces the twin challenges of reviving strong growth and reinforcing resilience to the economic shocks that regularly batter the continent, IMF officials say as Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn embarks on a three-country visit to the region.
The World Must Not Forget Africa During This Crisis; A Commentary by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Central African Republic and The IMF
October 3, 2012
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.
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
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.
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 5¼ 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.