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Consumer Prices 10.2 8.5
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Guinea and the IMF
Updated April 11, 2014

The last Article IV Executive Board Consultation was on February 24, 2012. Listed below are items related to Guinea, in reverse chronological order (you can also view items by category).

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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
February 27, 2014 -- Guinea: Third Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, and Financing Assurances Review-Staff Report and Press Release
Series: Country Report No. 14/63
February 14, 2014 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Third Review Under The ECF Arrangement for Guinea and Approves US$28 Million Disbursement
February 01, 2014 -- Guinea -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, February 01, 2014
PDF File Size: 701Kb
July 03, 2013 -- Guinea: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper—Joint Staff Advisory Note
Series: Country Report No. 13/190
Notes: Also available in French
July 03, 2013 -- Guinea: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Series: Country Report No. 13/191
Notes: Also available in French
July 03, 2013 -- Guinea
Series: Country Report No. 13/192
Notes: Also available in French
May 20, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes Second Review Under the Extended Credit Facility for Guinea and Approves US$27.4 Million Disbursement
May 03, 2013 -- Guinea -- Letter of Intent, Supplement to the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, May 03, 2013
Also available in French PDF File Size: 597Kb
April 29, 2013 -- Press Release: IMF's West African Regional Technical Assistance Center Sees Significant Increase in Activities in Coming Year
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
November 07, 2012 -- Guinea: First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, Financing Assurances Review, Request for a Waiver of Nonobservance of a Performance Criterion and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria—Staff Report; Informational Annex; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea.
Series: Country Report No. 12/301
Notes: Also available in French
October 31, 2012 -- Guinea: Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries—Completion Point Document and Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative
Series: Country Report No. 12/295
Notes: Also available in French
October 31, 2012 -- Guinea: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper—Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 12/296
Notes: Also available in French
October 31, 2012 -- Guinea: Joint Staff Advisory Note on the Extended Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper 2011–12 and the 2011 Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 12/297
Notes: Also available in French
September 26, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF and World Bank Announce US$2.1 Billion Debt Relief for Guinea
September 26, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility for Guinea and Approves US$ 28.3 Million Disbursement
September 11, 2012 -- Guinea -- Letter of Intent, Supplement to the Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, September 11, 2012
Also available in French PDF File Size: 697Kb
August 08, 2012 -- Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of an IMF Mission to Guinea
March 26, 2012 -- Guinea: 2011 Article IV Consultation and Requests for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, and for Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries—Staff Report; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea.
Series: Country Report No. 12/63
Notes: Also available in French
March 23, 2012 -- Guinea: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Annual Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 12/61
Notes: Also available in French
March 12, 2012 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2011 Article IV Consultation with Guinea
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
February 24, 2012 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves Three-Year, US$198.9 Million Extended Credit Facility Arrangement and Additional Interim HIPC Assistance for Guinea
February 11, 2012 -- Guinea -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, February 11, 2012
Also available in French PDF File Size: 593Kb
August 11, 2011 -- Guinea - Staff-Monitored Program
Series: Country Report No. 11/251
Notes: Also available in French
June 30, 2011 -- Guinea -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, June 30, 2011
Also available in French PDF File Size: 489Kb
October 02, 2008 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to the Republic of Guinea
August 08, 2008 -- Guinea: First Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Request for Waiver of Nonobservance of Performance Criteria, Modification of Performance Criteria, Augmentation of Access, and Financing Assurances Review - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea
Series: Country Report No. 08/275
Notes: Full text also available in French.
July 28, 2008 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Completes First Review under PRGF Arrangement for Guinea, Increases Financial Assistance to Mitigate Food and Fuels Price Impact, and Approves US$28.7 Million Disbursement
June 27, 2008 -- Guinea -- Letter of Intent and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, June 27, 2008
Also available in French PDF File Size: 272Kb
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
April 02, 2008 -- Press Release: Statement by an IMF Mission to the Republic of Guinea
January 31, 2008 -- IMF Survey:
Work Program, IMF Reform, Local Bond Markets, Lipsky Sees Slower Growth, Climate Change, Lipsky Interviewed, Fiscal Spending in G-7, Korea Health Check, Loan for Guinea, Technical Assistance, Indonesia, Chile's Economy, IEO, Conditionality, News Briefs PDF File Size: 774Kb
January 25, 2008 -- Guinea: 2007 Article IV Consultation and Staff Report for the 2007 Article IV Consultation and Requests for Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and for Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative - Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea
Series: Country Report No. 08/33
Notes: Also available in French
January 16, 2008 -- Guinea: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 08/20
January 11, 2008 -- Guinea: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Series: Country Report No. 08/7
January 11, 2008 -- Guinea: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Joint Staff Advisory Note
Series: Country Report No. 08/8
December 21, 2007 -- Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves US$75.2 Million PRGF Arrangement and Additional Interim HIPC Assistance for Guinea
December 04, 2007 -- Guinea -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, December 04, 2007
PDF File Size: 324Kb
October 12, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Mission to the Republic of Guinea
July 19, 2007 -- Press Release: Statement by IMF Mission to the Republic of Guinea
April 13, 2007 -- Guinea: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Third Annual Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 07/140
Notes: Also available in French.
October 11, 2006 -- Guinea: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Second Annual Progress Report - Joint Staff Advisory Note
Series: Country Report No. 06/348
April 26, 2006 -- Guinea: Poverty Reduction Strategy Second Annual Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 06/147
Notes: Also available online in French
February 20, 2006 -- IMF Survey:
IMF strategic review; IMF transparency report; Art. IV summaries: Mauritius, Zambia, Guinea; South Asia and oil prices; New EU member experiences with capital account opening; AFRITACS future work plan; Goldsbrough on FSAP; global imbalances. PDF File Size: 570Kb
February 03, 2006 -- Guinea: 2005 Article IV Consultation and Staff-Monitored Program - Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea
Series: Country Report No. 06/37
Notes: Also available online in French
January 27, 2006 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2005 Article IV Consultation with Guinea
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
January 25, 2006 -- Guinea: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 06/25
December 01, 2005 -- Emergence of the Gulf of Guinea in the Global Economy: Prospects and Challenges
Author/Editor: Ondo Mañe, Damian | International Monetary Fund. Office of the Executive Directors
Series: Working Paper No. 05/235
November 29, 2005 -- Guinea -- Staff-Monitored Program: Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, November 29, 2005
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June 29, 2005 -- Guinea: Staff-Monitored Program
Series: Country Report No. 05/222
May 31, 2005 -- Guinea -- Staff-Monitored Program: Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, May 31, 2005
PDF File Size: 425Kb
December 07, 2004 -- Guinea: 2004 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Staff Statement; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 04/392
December 06, 2004 -- Guinea: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 04/374
December 06, 2004 -- Guinea: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper Progress Report
Series: Country Report No. 04/375
December 06, 2004 -- Guinea: Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Series: Country Report No. 04/376
December 06, 2004 -- Guinea: Ex Post Assessment of Longer-Term Program Engagement
Series: Country Report No. 04/377
December 01, 2004 -- Inflation and Monetary Pass-Through in Guinea
Author/Editor: Blavy, Rodolphe
Series: Working Paper No. 04/223
October 03, 2004 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2004 Article IV Consultation with Guinea
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
May 22, 2004 -- Guinea -- 2004 Article IV Consultation Concluding Statement of the IMF Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
April 23, 2004 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2002 Article IV Consultation with Guinea
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
April 20, 2004 -- Guinea: Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 04/100
April 12, 2004 -- Guinea: 2002 Article IV Consultation, First Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, Requests for Waiver of Performance Criteria, Second-Year Program Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility, and for Additional Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries--Staff Report; Staff Statement; Public Information Notice and News Brief on the Executive Board Discussion.
Series: Country Report No. 04/99
March 01, 2004 -- Public Expenditure Management in Francophone Africa: A Cross-Country Analysis
Author/Editor: Moussa, Yaya
Series: Working Paper No. 04/42
August 14, 2003 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes 2003 Article IV Consultation with Guinea
Each Public Information Notice contains a background section, a table of selected economic indicators, and an Executive Board assessment.
August 14, 2003 -- Guinea: 2003 Article IV Consultation -- Staff Report; and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 03/250
August 14, 2003 -- Guinea: Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix
Series: Country Report No. 03/251
May 29, 2003 -- Press Release: Inauguration of the West Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center (AFRITAC)
May 29, 2003 -- Address by Eduardo Aninat at the Opening Ceremony of the West AFRITAC
Bamako, Mali
May 10, 2003 -- Guinea -- Conclusions of the IMF Article IV Consultation Mission
Describes the preliminary findings of IMF staff at the conclusion of certain missions (official staff visits, in most cases to member countries). Missions are undertaken as part of regular (usually annual) consultations under Article IV of the IMF's Articles of Agreement, in the context of a request to use IMF resources (borrow from the IMF), as part of discussions of staff monitored programs, and as part of other staff reviews of economic developments.
August 05, 2002 -- News Brief: IMF Gives Final Approval of First Review of Guinea's PRGF Loan
July 25, 2002 -- News Brief: IMF Completes In Principle First Review of Guinea's PRGF Program, Approves In Principle US$17 Million Tranche, and US$3.6 Million in Additional Interim HIPC Assistance
July 08, 2002 -- Guinea -- Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, Technical Memorandum of Understanding, July 8, 2002
This Letter of Intent of the government of Guinea describes the policies that Guinea intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
July 01, 2002 -- Joint Staff Assessment of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
Evaluates the strengths and weaknesses of a country's poverty reduction objectives and strategies, and in it the staffs of the IMF and World Bank make recommendations about whether the PRSP or IPRSP provides a sound basis for concessional assistance from the Bank and Fund, as well as for debt relief under the Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Debt Initiative. PDF File Size: 126Kb
March 22, 2002 -- Guinea: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility--Staff Report and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 02/66
March 22, 2002 -- Guinea: Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility--Staff Report and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion
Series: Country Report No. 02/66
January 31, 2002 -- Guinea Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper - Table of Contents, January 2002
Describes the country's macroeconomic, structural, and social policies in support of growth and poverty reduction, as well as associated external financing needs and major sources of financing.
May 02, 2001 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Three-Year, US$82 Million PRGF Arrangement for Guinea
March 30, 2001 -- Guinea Letter of Intent, Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, and Technical Memorandum of Understanding, March 30, 2001
This Letter of Intent of the government of Guinea describes the policies that Guinea intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
March 01, 2001 -- Finance & Development, March 2001 - Point/Counterpoint - The Pros and Cons of Expanded Monetary Union in West Africa
R.D. Asante and Paul Robert Masson talk with Jacqueline Irving of the IMF's External Relations Department
January 06, 2001 -- Exchange Rate Regimes: Is the Bipolar View Correct? -- Address by Stanley Fischer
Prepared for delivery as the Distinguished Lecture on Economics in Government, jointly sponsored by the American Economic Association and the Society of Government Economists, at the meetings of the American Economic Association, New Orleans
December 27, 2000 -- News Brief: IMF Gives Final Approval of Review of the Second Loan under the Third Annual PRGF Arrangement for Guinea
December 22, 2000 -- Press Release: Guinea to Receive US$800 million in Debt Service Relief -- The IMF and the World Bank Support Debt Relief for Guinea under the Enhanced HIPC Initiative
December 20, 2000 -- News Brief: IMF Completes First Review of Guinea's Third Annual PRGF Arrangement and Approves in Principle US$10.5 Million Credit
December 06, 2000 -- Guinea Letter of Intent and Memorandum of Economic and Financial Policies, December 6, 2000
This Letter of Intent of the government of Guinea describes the policies that Guinea intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
November 29, 2000 -- HIPC Enhanced Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative - Decision Point Document
Makes recommendations for decisions by the Executive Boards of the IMF and World Bank regarding: eligibility, timing of decision point under the Initiative, assistance required to reach the sustainability targets, and the agreed policy measures which when implemented would trigger the completion point. PDF File Size: 526Kb
October 30, 2000 -- Republic of Guinea -- Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper
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.
March 08, 2000 -- Public Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Guinea
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.
March 08, 2000 -- Guinea: Staff Report for the 1999 Article IV Consultation and Request for the Third Annual Arrangement Under the Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/33
Notes: Included with the Staff Report is the text of Public Information Notice No. 00/18--IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Guinea.
February 15, 2000 -- Guinea: Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 00/13
February 08, 2000 -- Guinea: Statistical Appendix
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 01/31
December 21, 1999 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Third Annual PRGF Arrangement for Guinea
December 10, 1999 -- HIPC Preliminary Document on the Initiative for the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC Initiative)
Provides a preliminary assessment of a country's eligibility for assistance under the HIPC Initiative, based on a Debt Sustainability Analysis, the track record of policy performance, and progress with developing a poverty reduction strategy. PDF File Size: 192Kb
December 08, 1999 -- Policy Framework Paper--Guinea--Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility Policy Framework Paper, 1999-2001 Table of Contents
Describes economic objectives, macroeconomic and structural policies for three-year adjustment programs supported by ESAF resources, as well as associated external financing needs and major sources of financing.
December 07, 1999 -- Guinea Letter of Intent, December 7, 1999
This Letter of Intent of the government of Guinea describes the policies that Guinea intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
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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August 05, 1998 -- Guinea - Statistical Annex
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 98/56
April 29, 1998 -- Press Information Notice: IMF Concludes Article IV Consultation with Guinea
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.
April 03, 1998 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Second Annual ESAF Loan for Guinea
March 20, 1998 -- Guinea Letter of Intent and Memorandum of Economic Policies, March 20, 1998
This Letter of Intent of the government of Guinea describes the policies that Guinea intends to implement in the context of its request for financial support from the IMF.
March 20, 1998 -- Policy Framework Papers--Guinea--Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility, Economic and Financial Policy Framework Paper, 1998-2000
Guinea--Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility, Economic and Financial Policy Framework Paper, 1998-2000. Prepared by the Guinean Authorities in Collaboration with the Staffs of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank
March 20, 1998 -- Policy Framework Papers -- Guinea -- Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility, Economic and Financial Policy Framework Paper, 1998-2000 -- text
March 20, 1998 -- Policy Framework Papers--Guinea--Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility, Economic and Financial Policy Framework Paper, 1998-2000 Tables 1 - 5
January 13, 1997 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Three-Year ESAF Loan for Guinea
February 07, 1996 -- Guinea - Background Paper
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 96/7
Notes: This background paper on Guinea 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 Guinea or the Executive Board of the IMF.
December 20, 1995 -- Press Release: IMF Approves Third Annual Loan for Guinea under ESAF
December 19, 1995 -- Press Release: Guinea Accepts Article VIII
January 15, 1994 -- Guinea - Statistical Annex
Series: IMF Staff Country Report No. 94/5
Notes: This statistical annex on Guinea 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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