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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At a Glance : Democratic Republic of the Congo's Relations with the IMF

  • Current membership: 188 countries 
  • the Democratic Republic of the Congo joined the Fund in September 28, 1963 
  • Total Quotas: SDR 533.00 Million (As of June 30, 2007) 
  • Latest financial arrangement: Approved on December 11, 2009 and expired on December 10, 2012 for an amount approved of SDR 346.45 million (amount drawn SDR 197.97 million) 
  • Last Article IV Consultation: The 2015 Article IV consultation staff report was discussed by the Executive Board on September 2, 2015 (Country Report No. 15/281, October 13, 2015)
  • Macroeconomic framework historical data and projections from the 2015 Article IV consultations, September 2015

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News and Highlights

  • Sub-Sahara Africa Economic Outlook

    Presentation by the Resident Representative on the regional economic outlook for sub-Saharan Africa, November 2015

    November 30, 2015

  • NewsLIC

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

    November 7, 2012

  • 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.

    March 22, 2011

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo and the IMF

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Regional Economic Outlook for subsharan Africa

AFR REO CoverGrowth in sub-Saharan Africa has weakened after more than a decade of solid growth, although this overall outlook masks considerable variation across the region. Some countries have been negatively affected by falling prices of their main commodity exports. Oil-exporting countries, including Nigeria and Angola, have been hit hard by falling revenues and the resulting fiscal adjustments, while middle-income countries such as Ghana, South Africa, and Zambia are also facing unfavorable conditions. This October 2015 report discusses the fiscal and monetary policy adjustments necessary for these countries to adapt to the new environment. Chapter 2 looks at competitiveness in the region, analyzing the substantial trade integration that accompanied the recent period of high growth, and policy actions to nurture new sources of growth. Chapter 3 looks at the implications for the region of persistently high income and gender inequality and ways to reduce them.

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Departmental Papers on Africa

Africa Departmental Papers Cover The Departmental African Paper Series covers research on Sub-Saharan Africa conducted by International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff, particularly on issues of broad regional or cross-country interest. The views expressed in these papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, or IMF management.

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IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius

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.