Gabon : 2012 Article IV Consultation

Publication Date: March 08, 2013
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Summary: Economic growth has been robust under favorable conditions in Gabon, but has not been inclusive enough, leaving one-third of its population in poverty. Building larger fiscal buffers, backed by a more prudent fiscal stance, will be critical to withstand possible negative oil price shocks. Efforts are under way to improve the management, and transparency of public finance must be carried out vigorously. Comprehensive policies are needed to support a diversified and more inclusive economic growth that is rich in employment opportunities.
Series: Country Report No. 13/55
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Public investment | Debt sustainability | Labor markets | Global competitiveness | Fiscal sustainability | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Public information notices | Staff Reports | Gabon

Notes Also available in French
Publication Date: March 08, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475549935/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1GABEA2013001 Pages: 78
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