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
June 13, 2016
Author/Editor: Christine Dieterich ; Anni Huang ; Alun H. Thomas
Series: Working Paper No. 16/118
June 8, 2016
Author/Editor: Dalia Hakura ; Mumtaz Hussain ; Monique Newiak ; Vimal Thakoor ; Fan Yang
Series: Working Paper No. 16/111
Press Release: IMF Staff Team Concludes the 2016 Article IV Consultation Mission with the Central African Republic and Reaches Staff-Level Agreement on an Economic Program Supported by an ECF Arrangement
May 27, 2016
April 22, 2016
Series: Country Report No. 16/106
March 31, 2016
Subject: Article IV consultations | Venezuela | Argentina | Eritrea | Syria | Central African Republic | Guinea | Libya | Executive Board discussion postponement | Notification of delay | Financial system stability assessment
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.