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Republic of the Congo Resident Representative Site

Resident Representative Office in the Republic of the Congo

March 2010

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

News and Highlights


Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook:

The April 2014 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa anticipates a pickup in economic growth in 2014 but the region continues to face risks from both external and internal factors, among them slower growth in emerging markets which could impact both export demand and commodity prices. click for more

2013 CEMAC Article IV Consultation Report

Central African Economic and Monetary community (CEMAC) Staff Report on Common Policies for Member Countries click for more

Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook:

The October 2013 Regional Economic Outlook: Sub-Saharan Africa provides a comprehensive report on the prospects for growth in the region, as well as the major risks to the outlook. click for more

2010 – A Banner Year for Debt Relief to Africa

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. 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

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Republic of the Congo and The IMF

Press Release: IMF Staff Concludes Visit to the Republic of Congo

March 25, 2015

Podcast : Finance for All: Promoting Financial Inclusion in Central Africa

March 19, 2015
The IMF and the Central bank of Central African states are co-hosting a conference on Inclusive Growth, in Congo Brazzaville on March 23rd.  click for more

Podcast : Finance pour tous : Promouvoir l’Inclusion Financière en Afrique Centrale

March 19, 2015
Le FMI et la Banque des États de l’Afrique centrale (BEAC) organisent conjointement une conférence sur la croissance inclusive à Brazzaville, République du Congo, le 23 mars.  click for more

Sustaining more Inclusive Growth in the Republic of Congo

February 11, 2015
Author/Editor: Dalia Hakura ; Adrian Alter ; Matteo Ghilardi ; Rodolfo Maino ; Cameron McLoughlin ; Maximilien Queyranne
Series: African Departmental Paper No. 15/2
Also available in French click for more

Press Release: IMF Staff Concludes Visit to the Republic of Congo

November 19, 2014

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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.