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 paper describes the three phases of IMF engagement in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) with a view to drawing lessons that could prove useful in identifying objectives and policies for a medium-term program that could be supported through a successor Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility arrangement. The paper describes recent developments in the financial sector of the DRC and offers suggestions for fostering financial deepening. It addresses the agenda for structural fiscal reforms over the next five years. It also presents an overview of structural fiscal issues.