Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC) : 2013 Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

November 6, 2013

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper focuses on common policies for member countries of Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC). It highlights that the fiscal stance should be more cautious in some countries where policy buffers are insufficient to withstand shocks. The recent easing of monetary policy has been appropriate given the positive inflation outlook. Reserves coverage remains adequate and the real effective exchange rate is broadly in line with fundamentals but the issue of only partial repatriation of foreign exchange reserves by some member states needs be resolved. The fiscal surveillance framework should be revised to limit pro-cyclicality and better ensure long-term fiscal sustainability of oil-rich countries.

Series:

Country Report No. 13/322

Subject:

Notes:

Also available in French

English

Publication Date:

November 6, 2013

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475513783/1934-7685

Stock No:

1CAEEA2013001

Price:

$18.00 (Academic Rate:$18.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

99

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