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

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Guinea: At A Glance

  • Current IMF membership: 189 countries
  • Guinea joined the Fund in September 28, 1963; Article VIII (obligations of Sections 2, 3,and 4 accepted on November 17, 1995
  • Total Quotas: SDR 107.10 Million
  • Loans outstanding: RCF loans: SDR 26.78 million; and ECF Arrangements: SDR 92.3 million
  • Last Article IV Consultation: The 2011 Article IV consultation staff report was discussed by the Executive Board on February 24, 2012 (Country Report No. 12/63, March 26, 2012)
  • IMF Response to The Ebola Crisis

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Guinea and the IMF

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Regional Economic Outlook 

Sub-Saharan Africa: Multispeed Growth

October 2016

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa this year is set to drop to its lowest level in more than 20 years, reflecting the adverse external environment, and a lackluster policy response in many countries. However, the aggregate picture is one of multispeed growth: while most of non-resource-intensive countries—half of the countries in the region—continue to perform well, as they benefit from lower oil prices, an improved business environment, and continued strong infrastructure investment, most commodity exporters are under severe economic strains. This is particularly the case for oil exporters whose near-term prospects have worsened significantly in recent months. Sub-Saharan Africa remains a region of immense economic potential, but policy adjustment in the hardest-hit countries needs to be enacted promptly to allow for a growth rebound.

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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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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.