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Gabon :, Request for Stand-By Arrangement: Staff Report; Staff Statement; Press Release on the Executive Board Discussion; and Statement by the Executive Director for Gabon

This paper examines Gabon’s request for a Stand-By Arrangement in support of its economic program. The arrangement provides access at 50 percent of quota. Given its strong balance of payments position, it intends to treat the arrangement as precautionary. Gabon is ineligible for support under the Policy Support Instrument, which is limited to Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility-eligible countries. The critical objectives of the government’s program are to prepare the economy for the post-oil era and to make decisive progress in poverty reduction
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; I. Introduction; Boxes; 1: The Fuel Price Subsidy Reform; II. The Current Setting; Figures; 1. Gabon: Recent Economic Developments, 2001-06; III. The 2007-08 Program; 2. The Permanently Sustainable Non-Oil Primary Deficit; 3. Constraints to Private Sector Development; 4. Regional Coordination Challenges; IV. Staff Appraisal and Risks; Tables; 1. Gabon: Selected Economic Indicators, 2004-11; 2. Summary Fiscal Operations of the Central Government, 2005-10; 3. Detailed Fiscal Operations of the Central Government, 2005-10; 4. Balance of Payments, 2005-11
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