This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Cameroon and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Cameroon and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with Cameroon.

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At a Glance

  • Cameroon joined the Fund in July 10, 1963; Article VIII
  • Total Quotas: SDR 276.00 Million (As of February 29, 2016)
  • Loans outstanding: ESF RAC Loan SDR 65 Million
    ECF Arrangements SDR 5.58 Million
  • Staff Report for the 2018 Article IV Consultation (Country Report No. 18/235, July 23, 2018)

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Office Activities in Cameroon

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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

April 15, 2021

Despite turning out better than expected, growth in 2020 is estimated to be the worst on record, at –1.9 percent, leading to a large increase in poverty. In 2021, the region’s economy is expected to resume expansion at 3.4 percent, weaker than the 6 percent for the rest of the world, amid a continued lack of access to vaccines and limited policy space to support the crisis response and recovery. Macroeconomic policies will in many countries entail some difficult choices. Saving lives remains the first priority, which will require access to affordable vaccines, ensuring that the logistical and administrative prerequisites of a vaccination rollout are in place, targeted containment efforts, and added spending to strengthen local health systems. The next priority is to unlock the region’s potential by creating more fiscal space and implementing transformative reforms. These include mobilizing domestic revenue, strengthening social protection, promoting digitalization, and improving transparency and governance. Countries will also have to consolidate their fiscal positions to bring debt back on a sustainable footing. Such measures will help lift longer-term growth and provide opportunities for the region’s new job seekers. The international community has a key role to play by ensuring more equitable and quicker access to vaccines and other medical products; and by providing low-income countries the external funding needed to pursue the policy priorities sketched above and avoid long-term scarring.
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Fraudulent Scam Emails Using the Name of the IMF

We would like to bring to the notice of the general public that several variants of financial scam letters purporting to be sanctioned by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or authored by high ranking IMF officials are currently in circulation, and may appear on official letterhead containing the IMF logo. The scam letters instruct potential victims to contact the IMF for issuance of a “Certificate of International Capital Transfer” or other forms of approval, to enable them receives large sums of monies as beneficiaries. The contact e-mail information is always BOGUS and unsuspecting individuals are then requested to send their personal banking details which the scammers utilize for their fraudulent activities.
For more information please see Fraudulent Scam Emails Using the Name of the IMF