Democratic Republic of the Congo : Staff-Monitored Program and Request for Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility; Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publication Date:

December 23, 2019

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

While macroeconomic policies in recent years have succeeded in restoring elements of macroeconomic stability under difficult circumstances, macroeconomic conditions are nonetheless precarious. The recent fall in commodity prices, new spending initiatives, and looser spending oversight during the political transition period have led to a weaker fiscal position mostly financed by the central bank. In that context, international reserves have fallen to critically low levels (one week of import coverage). Balance of payments needs remain both urgent and protracted.

Series:

Country Report No. 19/388

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

December 23, 2019

ISBN/ISSN:

9781513524320/1934-7685

Stock No:

1CODEA2019003

Format:

Paper

Pages:

83

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