The Gambia : Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

October 3, 2008

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This Selected Issues paper and Statistical Appendix for The Gambia underlies that the exchange rate is broadly in line with fundamentals, although data weaknesses and uncertainties prevent a definitive assessment. The Gambia’s current account deficit is higher than economic fundamentals would predict, and a depreciation of 11 percent would be needed to restore sustainability. The external sustainability approach suggests that 4–6 percent depreciation is needed for the current account deficit to be consistent with constant net foreign assets as a share of GDP.

Series:

Country Report No. 08/325

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

October 3, 2008

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451815634/1934-7685

Stock No:

1GMBEA2008005

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

81

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