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Republic of Congo

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Source: Republic of Congo : Staff Report for the 2012 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2012/283

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. African Dept.

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 12 October 2012

ISBN: 9781475512830

Keywords: expenditure, debt, loans, capital expenditure

The key issue facing Congo is how to use oil and mineral resources effectively in support of inclusive growth. Economic conditions are supportive--macroeconomic stability is in place, the terms of trade are favorab...

Republic of Congo

Republic of Congo »

Source: Republic of Congo : 2010 Article IV Consultation and Fourth Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility, and Request for Modification of Performance Criteria-Staff Report; Staff Supplement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Congo.

Volume/Issue: 2011/67

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 March 2011

ISBN: 9781455223022

Keywords: debt, budget, current expenditure, public investment, external debt, Congo,

In this study, economic performance remained robust throughout the global downturn, and shows signs of further strengthening. In 2010, the external position improved significantly, as fiscal surpluses raised offici...

Republic of Congo

Republic of Congo »

Source: Republic of Congo : Fifth and Sixth Reviews Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Extended Credit Facility and Financing Assurances Review: Staff Report; Staff Statement and Supplement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Congo.

Volume/Issue: 2011/255

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 August 2011

ISBN: 9781462341566

Keywords: debt, external debt, payments, interest, debt relief, Congo,

In this study, macroeconomic development, its performance, and outlook are reviewed. Narrowing of the infrastructure gap and public financial management (PFM) are focused to safeguard investment quality. Fiscal ref...

Catch-Up Growth, Habits, Oil Depletion, and Fiscal Policy
			: Lessons from the Republic of Congo

Catch-Up Growth, Habits, Oil Depletion, and Fiscal Policy : Lessons from the Republic of Congo »

Volume/Issue: 2007/80

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Stéphane Carcillo , Mauricio Villafuerte , and Daniel Leigh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2007

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451866445.001

ISBN: 9781451866445

Keywords: Sustainable fiscal policy, habit formation, permanent-income hypothesis, catch-up growth, primary deficit, expenditure, government spending, public spending, Congo, Macroeconomic - Aspects Of Public Finance

In a number of oil producing countries, oil revenue accounts for the majority of government revenue, but is expected to be depleted in a relatively short time frame. Ensuring that fiscal policy is on a sustainable...

Oil and Growth in the Republic of Congo

Oil and Growth in the Republic of Congo »

Source: Oil and Growth in the Republic of Congo

Volume/Issue: 2006/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dhaneshwar Ghura , and Rina Bhattacharya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

ISBN: 9781451864458

Keywords: conflicts, exchange rate, effective exchange rate, real effective exchange rate, equation, correlation, Economywide Country Studies: Africa, Congo,

This paper investigates the linkages between oil and growth in Congo, where there appears to be no evidence of direct spillover effects. The empirical results suggest however that political instability has a negati...

Republic of Congo
			: Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

Republic of Congo : Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper »

Volume/Issue: 2012/242

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 August 2012

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475505986.002

ISBN: 9781475505986

Keywords: urban development, business climate, drinking water, land reform, social welfare, Congo,

The government of the Republic of Congo launched a program aimed at consolidating peace and promoting economic and social development. The objectives included improvement of governance and consolidation of peace an...

Oil and Growth in the Republic of Congo

Oil and Growth in the Republic of Congo »

Volume/Issue: 2006/185

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dhaneshwar Ghura , and Rina Bhattacharya

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451864458.001

ISBN: 9781451864458

Keywords: conflicts, exchange rate, effective exchange rate, real effective exchange rate, equation, correlation, Economywide Country Studies: Africa, Congo,

This paper investigates the linkages between oil and growth in Congo, where there appears to be no evidence of direct spillover effects. The empirical results suggest however that political instability has a negati...

Sustaining more Inclusive Growth in the Republic of Congo

Sustaining more Inclusive Growth in the Republic of Congo »

Source: Sustaining more Inclusive Growth in the Republic of Congo

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Dalia Hakura , Adrian Alter , Matteo Ghilardi , Rodolfo Maino , Cameron McLoughlin , and Maximilien Queyranne

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 February 2015

ISBN: 9781498317702

Keywords: Sustainable development, Congo, Republic of, Inclusive growth, Oil revenues, Nonoil sector, Public investment, Natural resources, Debt sustainability, Poverty and inequality, Fiscal policy

The Republic of Congo has seen dramatic improvement in its debt situation since 2010, following debt relief through the IMF and World Bank Heavily Indebted Poor Countries/Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative. Large...

Statement by Laurean Rutayisire, Executive Director for the Republic of Congo

Statement by Laurean Rutayisire, Executive Director for the Republic of Congo »

Source: Republic of Congo : 2008 Article IV Consultation, Requests for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility and Interim Assistance Under the Enhanced Initiative for Heavily Indebted Poor Countries, and Financing Assurances Review: Staff Report; Staff Statement and Supplement; Public Information Notice and Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Congo

Volume/Issue: 2009/74

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 March 2009

ISBN: 9781451808681

Keywords: debt, budget, external debt, interest, public investment, Congo,

The staff report for the Republic of Congo's combined 2008 Article IV Consultation and Requests for a Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility is discussed. To enhance external viabili...

Statement by Laurean Rutayisire, Executive Director for the Republic of Congo

Statement by Laurean Rutayisire, Executive Director for the Republic of Congo »

Source: Republic of Congo : Second Review Under the Three-Year Arrangement Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility: Staff Report; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Congo

Volume/Issue: 2010/54

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 25 February 2010

ISBN: 9781451808704

Keywords: debt, external debt, budget, debt relief, interest, Congo,

This paper discusses key findings of the Second Review Under the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility (PRGF) for the Republic of Congo. Policy implementation through the first half of 2009 was satisfactory. All qu...