This web page provides information on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Central African Republic and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Central African Republic and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French related to Central African Republic.
At a Glance : Central African Republic's Relations with the IMF
- Current IMF membership: 189 countries
- Central African Republic joined the Fund in July 10, 1963
- Total Quotas: SDR 55.70 Million
- Loans outstanding: PRGF Arrangements SDR 38.55 Million
- The Central African Republic: Request for the Disbursement Under the Rapid Credit Facility; October 2015
News and Highlights
A Newsletter of the IMF on Low-income countries; November 2012
November 7, 2012
With world recovery under way, Africa faces the twin challenges of reviving strong growth and reinforcing resilience to the economic shocks that regularly batter the continent, IMF officials say as Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn embarks on a three-country visit to the region.
March 5, 2010
This op-ed has been widely circulated to newspapers throughout the world. This is from The National (United Arab Emirates), February 10, 2009.
February 10, 2009
Central African Republic and The IMF
August 24, 2016
Series: Country Report No. 16/277
Central African Republic : 2016 Article IV Consultation and Request for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Central African Republic
August 10, 2016
Series: Country Report No. 16/269
August 10, 2016
Series: Country Report No. 16/272
July 21, 2016
July 8, 2016
Author/Editor: Robert Dippelsman ; Venkat Josyula ; Eric Métreau
Series: Working Paper No. 16/133
Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
After an extended period of strong economic growth, many sub-Saharan African countries have been hit by a multiple of shocks—the sharp decline in commodity prices, tighter financing conditions, and a severe drought in southern and eastern Africa. Growth fell in 2015 to its lowest level in some 15 years and is expected to slow further to 3 percent in 2016. The growth performance, however, differs across countries, with most oil importers faring reasonably well. The region’s medium-term prospects remain favorable but many countries urgently need to reset their policies to reinvigorate growth and realize this potential. To this end, countries should adjust fiscal policies, and for those outside monetary unions, exchange rate flexibility, as part of a wider policy package, should also generally be part of the first line of defense. In the medium term, policies targeted at diversification and financial sector development could also strengthen resilience and boost growth.