Guinea-Bissau : Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Informational Annex; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea-Bissau

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

July 3, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The staff report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation on Guinea-Bissau highlights the economic development and policies. Guinea-Bissau’s medium-term challenges are to diversify its economy, reduce widespread poverty, and generate employment opportunities. Recurrent internal conflicts have negatively affected economic growth, poverty reduction, and social advancement in Guinea-Bissau. The economic performance will depend critically on establishing a visibly inclusive political process while moving toward demobilization, and professionalization of the military forces. In the baseline, uncertainties about implementation of those conditions suggest scope for only a slow and weak recovery, leaving real per capita incomes below 2011 levels until at least 2016.

Series:

Country Report No. 13/197

Subject:

Notes:

Also available in Portuguese

English

Publication Date:

July 3, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475563672/1934-7685

Stock No:

1GNBEA2013001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

75

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