This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Guinea-Bissau and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Guinea-Bissau and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English that deal with Guinea-Bissau.
At a Glance
- Current IMF membership: 189 countries
- Guinea-Bissau joined the Fund in March 24, 1977
- Total Quotas: SDR 14.20 Million (As of June 30, 2007)
- Loans outstanding: PRGF Arrangements SDR 4.26 Million
- Last Article IV Consultation: The 2010 Article IV consultation staff report was discussed by the Executive Board on May 7, 2010 (Country Report No. 15/194, July 21, 2015)
IMF's Work on Guinea-Bissau
April 4, 2016
Series: Country Report No. 16/98
Notes: Also Available in French
April 1, 2016
Series: Country Report No. 16/96
Notes: Also Available in French
December 22, 2015
Author/Editor: Corinne Deléchat ; Ejona Fuli ; Dafina Mulaj ; Gustavo Ramirez ; Rui Xu
Series: Working Paper No. 15/268
October 23, 2015
Author/Editor: Olivier Basdevant ; Patrick A. Imam ; Tidiane Kinda ; Aleksandra Zdzienicka
September 10, 2015
Inflation can determine a currency’s purchasing power as high inflation means rising prices. But what drives inflation differs from region to region. In this podcast we talk with Oral Williams, IMF Mission Chief for Malawi and coauthor of a new research paper that shows the drivers of inflation are changing in sub-Saharan Africa.
Regional Economic Outlook
Growth 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.
Departmental Papers on Africa
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.
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.