Guinea-Bissau : Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation; Debt Sustainability Analysis; Informational Annex; Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Guinea-Bissau

Publication Date: July 03, 2013
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Summary: The staff report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation on Guinea-Bissau highlights the economic development and policies. Guinea-Bissau’s medium-term challenges are to diversify its economy, reduce widespread poverty, and generate employment opportunities. Recurrent internal conflicts have negatively affected economic growth, poverty reduction, and social advancement in Guinea-Bissau. The economic performance will depend critically on establishing a visibly inclusive political process while moving toward demobilization, and professionalization of the military forces. In the baseline, uncertainties about implementation of those conditions suggest scope for only a slow and weak recovery, leaving real per capita incomes below 2011 levels until at least 2016.
Series: Country Report No. 13/197
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Political economy | Economic conditions | Fiscal policy | Tax revenues | Revenue mobilization | Fiscal reforms | Banking sector | Economic indicators | Debt sustainability analysis | Staff Reports | Public information notices | Guinea-Bissau

Notes Also available in Portuguese
Publication Date: July 03, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475563672/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1GNBEA2013001 Pages: 75
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