The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This Selected Issues and Statistical Appendix paper analyzes recent economic developments in Guinea-Bissau. The paper highlights the structural problems that will need to be addressed over the next few years if Guinea-Bissau is to break through the downward spiral of declining economic activity, increasing poverty, and political instability. The paper examines the real, fiscal, and monetary sectors in Guinea-Bissau. It also provides an overview of recent developments in the balance of payments and highlights Guinea-Bissau's severe external debt problem.