Gabon:First Review of the Extended Arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility, Requests for a Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion, and Modifications of Performance Criteria, and Financing Assurances Review-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon

Publication Date:

December 28, 2017

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper discusses Gabon’s First Review of the Extended Arrangement Under the Extended Fund Facility (EFF), Requests for a Waiver for Nonobservance of Performance Criterion (PCs) and Modifications of PCs, and Financing Assurances Review. The short-term outlook remains challenging. Although a growth rebound in 2018 is expected given recent developments in foreign direct investment inflows and better-than-previously projected activity in the oil and mining sectors, weaknesses in non-oil revenue collections and tight short-term liquidity conditions are sources of fiscal risk. The IMF staff supports the authorities’ request for the completion of the first review, and modification of PCs for end-December 2017.

Series:

Country Report No. 2017/408

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 28, 2017

ISBN/ISSN:

9781484335697/1934-7685

Stock No:

1GABEA2017002

Pages:

76

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