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Gabon Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in Gabon

March 2010

This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between Gabon and the IMF. Additional information can be found on Gabon and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with Gabon.

News and Highlights


Africa Needs New Engines to Drive Post-Crisis Growth

Africa will need new engines to drive strong growth in the period following the global financial crisis, IMF African Department Director Antoinette Sayeh said. click for more

Africa Faces Twin Challenges After Global Crisis

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. click for more

Prudent Policies Help Sub-Saharan Africa Ride Downturn

As the global economic cycle moves to recovery, there are grounds for optimism that sub-Saharan Africa’s performance relative to the rest of the world will be better than in the past, the IMF says. click for more

IMF Builds Statistical Capacity in Africa

The IMF is helping 22 sub-Saharan African countries improve the quality, coverage, and dissemination of key statistics. click for more

Gabon and The IMF

IMF Survey : Oil Price Collapse Vindicates Gabon’s Aim to Diversify

February 26, 2015
The plunge in oil prices since mid-2014 shows that Gabon’s plan to diversify its economy away from overdependence on oil is clearly the right way to go and is now more relevant than ever, IMF staff says in a regular review of the Central African nation’s economy. click for more

Gabon: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon

February 25, 2015
Series: Country Report No. 15/47
Also available in French click for more

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with Gabon

February 23, 2015

Press Release: Statement at the Conclusion of the 2014 Article IV Consultation Mission to Gabon

November 5, 2014

IMF Survey : Infrastructure, Natural Resources Key to Inclusive Growth in Africa

October 13, 2013
African countries are focusing on improving their infrastructure and managing their natural resource wealth to achieve broad based inclusive growth. click for more

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Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa

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The October 2014 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa anticipates continued strong growth in much of Sub-Saharan Africa, driven by efforts to invest in infrastructure and by strong agricultural production. However, the current Ebola outbreak in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone is exacting a heavy toll, with spillovers to neighboring countries. In addition, external threats to the region's overall positive outlook include global financial conditions and a slowdown in emerging market growth. Other topics are building resilience in fragile states and addressing the infrastructure deficit. Click for more

IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on June 26, 2014 opened the Africa Training Institute (ATI) in Ebene, Mauritius, adding an important regional center to a global network of centers helping to develop countries' policymaking capacity by transferring economic skills and best practices.