This web page presents information about the work of the IMF in Gabon, including the activities of the IMF Resident Representative Office. Additional information can be found on the Gabon and IMF country page, including IMF reports and Executive Board documents that deal with Gabon.
At a Glance
- Current membership: 189 countries
- Gabon joined the Fund in September 10, 1963; Article VIII
- Total Quotas: SDR 154.30 Million (as of December 31, 2008)
- Loans outstanding: None
- Last Article IV Consultation: The 2015 Article IV consultation staff report was discussed by the Executive Board on February 19, 2016
Gabon and the IMF
March 9, 2017
February 28, 2017
January 25, 2017
December 23, 2016
December 22, 2016
Author/Editor: Mr. Emre Alper ; Mr. Niko A Hobdari ; Ali Uppal
Series: Working Paper No. 16/247
Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa this year is set to drop to its lowest level in more than 20 years, reflecting the adverse external environment, and a lackluster policy response in many countries. However, the aggregate picture is one of multispeed growth: while most of non-resource-intensive countries—half of the countries in the region—continue to perform well, as they benefit from lower oil prices, an improved business environment, and continued strong infrastructure investment, most commodity exporters are under severe economic strains. This is particularly the case for oil exporters whose near-term prospects have worsened significantly in recent months. Sub-Saharan Africa remains a region of immense economic potential, but policy adjustment in the hardest-hit countries needs to be enacted promptly to allow for a growth rebound.
Departmental Papers on Africa
The Departmental African Paper Series covers research on Sub-Saharan Africa conducted by International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff, particularly on issues of broad regional or cross-country interest. The views expressed in these papers are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF, its Executive Board, or IMF management.
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