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Projected % Change
   2014  2015
Real GDP 5.7 6.3
Consumer Prices 5.6 2.5
Source: World Economic Outlook (April 2014)
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Gabon and the IMF
Updated April 11, 2014

Show all items sorted by date | Annual Meetings Speeches (1) | Article IV Staff Reports (6) | IMF Survey Online (3) | IMF Surveys (1) | IMFC Statements (1) | Letters of Intent (11) | News Briefs (1) | Press Releases (23) | Public Information Notices (9) | Publications (27) | Speeches (4) | Transcripts (8) | Financial Sector Assessment Program (1) 
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
May 04, 2011 -- Gabon: 2010 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon
Series: Country Report No. 11/97
Notes: Also available in French
June 23, 2006 -- Gabon: 2006 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon
Series: Country Report No. 06/238
Notes: Also available online in French
May 04, 2005 -- Gabon: 2005 Article IV Consultation, Third Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, and Review of Financing Assurances--Staff Report; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon
Series: Country Report No. 05/149
Notes: Also available online in French.
February 05, 2004 -- Gabon: 2003 Article IV Consultation and Staff-Monitored Program--Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon
Series: Country Report No. 04/28
May 03, 2002 -- Gabon: 2001 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 02/95
May 03, 2002 -- Gabon: 2001 Article IV Consultation--Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 02/95
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IMF Survey Online
October 13, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Infrastructure, Natural Resources Key to Inclusive Growth in Africa
African countries are focusing on improving their infrastructure and managing their natural resource wealth to achieve broad based inclusive growth.
March 08, 2013 -- IMF Survey : Gabon’s Priority: Use Resources to Become Emerging Economy
Gabon’s government has launched an ambitious public investment and reform program to transform the central African country into a diversified emerging market economy by 2025. The key, the IMF says in its regular review of Gabon’s economy, lies in implementing the program while managing downside risks.
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.
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IMF Surveys
June 26, 2006 -- IMF Survey:
IMF work program; de Rato in Australia, New Zealand; Improving the IEO; Swaziland, Philippines briefs; Inequality in Panama; Namibia: poverty and inequality; Gabon: post-oil era; Growth in Indian states; HIV/AIDS effect; China and India: emerging giants. PDF File Size: 677Kb
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IMFC Statements
April 11, 2014 -- New 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
September 24, 2000 -- Statement by Carlos Saito G-24 Chairman to the Second Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, September 24, 2000
Speaking as the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Group of 24 on International Monetary Affairs
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Letters of Intent
February 17, 2009 -- Gabon -- Letter of Intent and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, February 17, 2009
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December 13, 2007 -- Gabon -- Letter of Intent, December 13, 2007
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April 15, 2007 -- Gabon -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, April 15, 2007
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June 21, 2005 -- Gabon -- Letter of Transmittal and Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, June 21, 2005
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March 14, 2005 -- Gabon -- Letter of Intent and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, March 14, 2005
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December 10, 2004 -- Gabon -- Letter of Intent and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, December 10, 2004
This Letter of Intent of the government of Gabon describes the policies that Gabon intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
September 08, 2004 -- Gabon -- Letter of Intent and Amendment to the Technical Memorandum of Understanding, September 8, 2004
This Letter of Intent of the government of Gabon describes the policies that Gabon intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
May 06, 2004 -- Gabon -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, May 6, 2004
This Letter of Intent of the government of Gabon describes the policies that Gabon intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
October 20, 2003 -- Gabon -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, October 20, 2003
This memorandum describes the policies that Gabon is implementing in the framework of a staff-monitored program.
April 10, 2001 -- Gabon Letter of Intent and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, April 10, 2001
This Letter of Intent of the government of Gabon describes the policies that Gabon intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
September 12, 2000 -- Letter of Intent and Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies of the Government of Gabon, September 12, 2000
This Letter of Intent of the government of Gabon describes the policies that Gabon intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
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News Briefs
July 13, 2001 -- News Brief: IMF Completes the First and Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement for Gabon
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Press Releases
December 12, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of the 2012 Article IV Consultation Mission to Gabon
November 19, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to Gabon
March 15, 2010 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Staff Mission to Gabon
March 04, 2009 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes the Second and Third Reviews under Gabon's Stand-By Arrangement
December 17, 2008 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Staff Mission to Gabon
April 09, 2008 -- Press Release: Statement of an IMF Staff Mission at the Conclusion of a Visit to Gabon
December 19, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under Gabon's Stand-By Arrangement
October 11, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement of the IMF Mission in Gabon
June 06, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement by the IMF Resident Representative in Gabon
May 07, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Three-Year US$117.3 Million Stand-By Arrangement for Gabon
March 13, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement by the IMF Mission Chief for Gabon
January 09, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato's Statement at the Conclusion of his Visit to Gabon
January 04, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato to Visit Gabon and Cameroon
March 10, 2006 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Staff on the 2006 Article IV Consultation with Gabon
July 12, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Fourth Review and Financing Assurances Review Under Gabon's Stand-By Arrangement
May 31, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF Staff Mission Completes Discussions on the Fourth Review of the Stand-By Arrangement with Gabon
March 29, 2005 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review and Financing Assurances Review Under Gabon's Stand-by Arrangement
December 23, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under Gabon's Stand-By Arrangement and Approves US$21.4 Million Disbursement
September 20, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Completes First Review Under Gabon's Stand-By Arrangement and Approves US$20 Million Disbursement
August 04, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Managing Director Rodrigo de Rato's Statement at the Conclusion of his Visit to Gabon, August 3-4, 2004
May 28, 2004 -- Press Release: IMF Approves 14-Month US$102 Million Stand-By Arrangement for Gabon
October 23, 2000 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Stand-By Credit for Gabon
November 08, 1995 -- Press Release: IMF Approves EFF Credit for the Republic of Gabon
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Public Information Notices
February 19, 2013 -- Gabon: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2012 Article IV Consultation
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
March 04, 2011 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2010 Article IV Consultation with Gabon
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
September 11, 2008 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2008 Article IV Consultation with Gabon
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
June 13, 2006 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2006 Article IV Consultation with Gabon
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
April 26, 2005 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Gabon
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
November 20, 2003 -- CORRECTED -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with Gabon
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.
May 03, 2002 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2001 Article IV Consultation with Gabon
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
November 22, 2000 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Gabon
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
March 08, 2013 -- Gabon: 2012 Article IV Consultation
Series: Country Report No. 13/55
Notes: Also available in French
April 01, 2009 -- Gabon: Second and Third Reviews Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Modification of Performance Criterion - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon
Series: Country Report No. 09/107
January 17, 2008 -- Gabon: First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Requests for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria and Modification of a Performance Criterion - Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon
Series: Country Report No. 08/24
Notes: Also available in French
October 01, 2007 -- Optimal Taxation in the Forestry Sector in the Congo Basin: The Case of Gabon
Author/Editor: Melhado, Oscar E.
Series: Working Paper No. 07/253
May 17, 2007 -- Gabon: Request for Stand-By Arrangement - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon
Series: Country Report No. 07/174
Notes: Also Available in French
October 26, 2006 -- Gabon: Report on Observance of Standards and Codes - Fiscal Transparency Module
Series: Country Report No. 06/388
Notes: Also available online in French.
October 01, 2006 -- Fuel Price Subsidies in Gabon: Fiscal Cost and Distributional Impact
Author/Editor: El-Said, Moataz | Leigh, Daniel
Series: Working Paper No. 06/243
August 01, 2006 -- Natural-Resource Depletion, Habit Formation, and Sustainable Fiscal Policy: Lessons from Gabon
Author/Editor: Leigh, Daniel | Olters, Jan-Peter
Series: Working Paper No. 06/193
June 20, 2006 -- Gabon: Selected Issues
Series: Country Report No. 06/232
Notes: Also available online in French
August 01, 2005 -- Gabon: Fourth Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement and Review of Financing Assurances - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon
Series: Country Report No. 05/261
May 03, 2005 -- Gabon: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 05/147
January 05, 2005 -- Gabon: First Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement--Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon
Series: Country Report No. 05/3
January 05, 2005 -- Gabon: Second Review Under the Stand-By Arrangement, Request for Waiver of Performance Criterion, and Review of Financing Assurances--Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon
Series: Country Report No. 05/5
June 22, 2004 -- Gabon: Request for Stand-By Arrangement; Staff Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon
Series: Country Report No. 04/168
February 05, 2004 -- Gabon: Statistical Annex
Series: Country Report No. 04/29
February 01, 2004 -- Fiscal Sustainability in Heavily Indebted Countries Dependent on Nonrenewable Resources: The Case of Gabon
Author/Editor: Ntamatungiro, Joseph
Series: Working Paper No. 04/30
January 01, 2004 -- Fiscal Surveillance in a Petro Zone: The Case of the CEMAC
Author/Editor: Wiegand, Johannes
Series: Working Paper No. 04/8
May 08, 2002 -- Gabon: Financial System Stability Assessment, Including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency, Banking Supervision, and Insurance Regulation
Series: Country Report No. 02/98
May 08, 2002 -- Gabon: Financial System Stability Assessment, Including Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes on the following topics: Monetary and Financial Policy Transparency, Banking Supervision, and Insurance Regulation
Series: Country Report No. 02/98
May 03, 2002 -- Gabon: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 02/94
May 03, 2002 -- Gabon: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 02/94
May 01, 2002 -- Escaping the Curse of Oil? The Case of Gabon
Author/Editor: Söderling, Ludvig
Series: Working Paper No. 02/93
May 01, 2002 -- Escaping the Curse of Oil? The Case of Gabon
Author/Editor: Söderling, Ludvig
Series: Working Paper No. 02/93
December 07, 2000 -- Gabon: Statistical Annex
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/154
April 08, 1999 -- Gabon - Statistical Annex
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 99/12
July 18, 1997 -- Gabon--Statistical Annex
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 97/54
January 02, 1996 -- Gabon - Background Paper
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 95/129
Notes: This report on Gabon was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. As such, the views expressed in this document are those of the staff team and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Government of Gabon, or the Executive Board of the IMF.
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Speeches
January 09, 2007 -- The Benefits of Partnership: Keynote Speech for the Inauguration of the Central AFRITAC Speech by Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, at the Inauguration of the Central AFRITAC
August 06, 2004 -- Remarks by Mr. Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund
At the IMF Regional Summit, Uganda
January 19, 2000 -- Farewell to Africa Concluding Remarks by Michel Camdessus
Given at the at the Summit Meeting of African Heads of State, Libreville, Gabon
January 18, 2000 -- Poverty Reduction and Growth: An Agenda for Africa at the Dawn of the Third Millennium -- Opening Remarks by Michel Camdessus
Given at the Summit Meeting of African Heads of State Libreville, Gabon
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Transcripts
October 12, 2013 -- Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference
January 04, 2007 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department
December 14, 2006 -- Transcript of a Press Briefing by David Hawley, Senior Advisor, External Relations Department
September 23, 2005 -- Transcript of Press Conference of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (G-24), 2005 Annual Meetings, Washington, DC
April 15, 2005 -- Transcript of Press Conference of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (Group of 24), Washington, D.C.
October 03, 2004 -- Transcript of the African Finance Ministers Press Conference
during the 2004 Annual Meetings
April 28, 2001 -- Transcript -- Press Conference - African Prospects: Facing the Challenges, Finance Ministers from Tanzania, Sierra Leone, Gabon and Niger
This press conference is part our continuing efforts to provide you with first-hand information from our African member countries.
January 12, 2000 -- Transcript of a press briefing by videoteleconference by Michel Camdessus, Managing Director, IMF, in advance of the Conference of African Heads of State, in Libreville, Gabon
We have been in a dialogue with your countries throughout these past years, and particularly last year, and you have told us in very clear words that this fight against poverty, this fight for reducing debt is a decisive obstacle to development.