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A pirogue moving across Lake Kivu, near Bukavu, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Photo: Lionel Healing/AFP

the Democratic Republic of the Congo Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

March 1, 2009

This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the IMF. Additional information can be found on the Democratic Republic of the Congo and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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A Newsletter of the IMF on Low-income countries; November 2012 click for more

2010 – A Banner Year for Debt Relief to Africa

The IMF’s African Department is the hub of the institution’s engagement with low-income member countries. Over the past year, 13 new programs were approved under the IMF’s Policy Support Instrument, and Extended Credit Facility, more flexible policies were implemented to allow for flexible financing of infrastructure investment, and policy advice focused on restoring “macroeconomic buffers” that enabled effective policy responses to mitigate the worst of the impact of the 2009 global economic crisis. click for more

Africa Faces Twin Challenges After Global Crisis

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. click for more

The World Must Not Forget Africa During This Crisis

A Commentary by Dominique Strauss-Khan, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund click for more

IMF Survey: IMF to Assist Africa Hit Hard by Global Downturn

Although Africa will grow by more than 3 percent in 2009, the continent is likely to be hard hit by the global economic downturn, threatening to set back progress made across the region in recent years, the IMF says click for more

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo and The IMF

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with the Democratic Republic of the Congo

June 16, 2014

Making Monetary Policy More Effective: The Case of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

November 5, 2013
Author/Editor: Felix Fischer ; Charlotte J. Lundgren ; Samir Jahjah
Series: Working Paper No. 13/226
Notes: Full Text also available in
French click for more

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Joint Staff Advisory Note

July 23, 2013
Series: Country Report No. 13/225
Notes:
Also available in French click for more

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

July 23, 2013
Series: Country Report No. 13/226
Notes:
Also available in French click for more

Democratic Republic of the Congo: 2012 Article IV Consultation—Staff Report; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

April 3, 2013
Series: Country Report No. 13/94
Notes:
Also available in French click for more

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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

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The April 2014 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa anticipates a pickup in economic growth in 2014 but the region continues to face risks from both external and internal factors, among them slower growth in emerging markets which could impact both export demand and commodity prices. This report analyzes the possible impact of global forces on continued growth in sub-Saharan Africa and the policy actions that are needed to address these challenges. Chapters also discuss fostering a climate of inclusive growth and improving monetary policy frameworks in the region. Click for more



IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 26, 2014 opened the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Ebene, Mauritius, adding an important regional center to a global network of centers helping to develop countries' policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices.