Republic of Congo : Staff Report for the 2003 Article IV Consultation and a New Staff-Monitored Program

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

June 30, 2003

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper examines the Republic of Congo’s 2003 Article IV Consultation and a New Staff-Monitored Program (SMP). Performance under IMF-supported programs and recent SMPs was disappointing. Major progress has been made in consolidating security and peace, and in establishing democratic institutions. The public finances deteriorated in 2002, reflecting a combination of expenditure overruns and a drop in non-oil revenue collection. The drop in non-oil revenue was more pronounced at customs, owing to large-scale fraud and widespread use of ad hoc exemptions. As a result, most targets under the 2002 SMP were missed.

Series:

Country Report No. 03/193

Subject(s):

English

Publication Date:

June 30, 2003

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451808537/1934-7685

Stock No:

1COGEA0022003

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

82

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