the Democratic Republic of the Congo Resident Representative Site
Resident Representative Office in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
March 1, 2009
This web page provides information in on the activities of the Office, views of the IMF staff, and the relations between the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the IMF. Additional information can be found on the Democratic Republic of the Congo and IMF country page, including official IMF reports and Executive Board documents in English and French that deal with the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
News and Highlights
The IMF’s African Department is the hub of the institution’s engagement with low-income member countries. Over the past year, 13 new programs were approved under the IMF’s Policy Support Instrument, and Extended Credit Facility, more flexible policies were implemented to allow for flexible financing of infrastructure investment, and policy advice focused on restoring “macroeconomic buffers” that enabled effective policy responses to mitigate the worst of the impact of the 2009 global economic 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.
Although Africa will grow by more than 3 percent in 2009, the continent is likely to be hard hit by the global economic downturn, threatening to set back progress made across the region in recent years, the IMF says
The Democratic Republic of the Congo and The IMF
Press Release: IMF First Deputy Managing Director David Lipton Visits the Democratic Republic of the Congo To Discuss Economic Challenges
Democratic Republic of the Congo: 2014 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; Press Release; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2014 Article IV Consultation with the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Regional Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa
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.
IMF Opens Africa Training Institute in Mauritius
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.