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United Nations Population Fund
February 10, 1998

A proposal by the United Nations Population Fund to allocate $2.5 million for 1998-2002 in support of a population program in Equatorial Guinea.

International Monetary Fund
Wiegand, Johannes
January 1, 2004

This paper discusses fiscal surveillance criteria for the countries of the Central African Monetary and Economic Union (CEMAC), most of which depend heavily on oil exports. At present, the CEMAC's macroeconomic surveillance exercise sets as fiscal target a floor on the basic budgetary balance. This appears inadequate, for at least two reasons. First, fluctuations in oil prices and, hence, oil receipts obscure the underlying fiscal stance. Second, oil resources are limited, which suggests that some of today's oil receipts should be saved to finance future consumption. The paper develops easy-to-calculate indicators that take both aspects into account. A retrospective analysis based on these alternative indicators reveals that in recent years, the CEMAC's surveillance exercise has tended to accommodate stances of fiscal policy that are at odds with sound management of oil wealth.

Katherine Kovich, Earthrights International
August 12, 2010

An editorial that argues that the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO should cancel the proposed UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo International Prize for Research in the Life Sciences. The author contends that Obiang Nguema is using the prize to polish his tarnished international image while his own people continue to live in poverty.

EG Justice
July 19, 2010

An editorial that argues that the government of Equatorial Guinea must match its rhetoric about reforms with concrete actions that improve the governance of the country, including ending impunity for human rights violations, building respect for the rule of law, and enabling the people of Equatorial Guinea to hold their leaders accountable.

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