Back Matter

Back Matter

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International Monetary Fund
Published Date:
September 2005
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    Acronyms and abbreviations

    AfDB

    African Development Bank

    AFRITAC

    Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center

    AMF

    Arab Monetary Fund

    AML/CFT

    Anti-money-laundering/combating the financing of terrorism

    APEC

    Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

    ASEAN

    Association of South East Asian Nations

    BCEAO

    Central Bank of West African States

    BIS

    Bank for International Settlements

    CAC

    Collective action clause

    CAEMC

    Central African Economic and Monetary Community

    CARTAC

    Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Center

    CCA

    Contingent claims approach

    CFF

    Compensatory Financing Facility

    CIS

    Commonwealth of Independent States

    COFER

    Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves

    CPIA

    Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (World Bank)

    CPIS

    Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey

    CSO

    Civil society organization

    DQAF

    Data Quality Assessment Framework

    DSBB

    Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board

    ECB

    European Central Bank

    ECCU

    Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

    ECOSOC

    UN Economic and Social Council

    ECOWAS

    Economic Community of West African States

    ECU

    European currency unit

    EFF

    Extended Fund Facility

    EMU

    European Economic and Monetary Union

    ENDA

    Emergency Natural Disaster Assistance

    EPCA

    Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance

    ERM, ERM2

    European Monetary System's exchange rate mechanism

    ESAF

    Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility

    EU

    European Union

    FATF

    Financial Action Task Force

    FCC

    Forward commitment capacity

    FDI

    Foreign direct investment

    FSAP

    Financial Sector Assessment Program

    FSSA

    Financial System Stability Assessment

    FY

    Financial year

    GAB

    General Arrangements to Borrow

    GDDS

    General Data Dissemination System

    GDP

    Gross domestic product

    GFSR

    Global Financial Stability Report

    GNP

    Gross national product

    GRA

    General Resources Account

    HIPC

    Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

    IAIS

    International Association of Insurance Supervisors

    IAS

    International Accounting Standard

    ICFTU

    International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

    IDA

    International Development Association (World Bank)

    IEO

    Independent Evaluation Office

    IF

    Integrated Framework

    IFF

    International Finance Facility

    IFFIm

    International Finance Facility for Immunization

    IFI

    International financial institution

    IFRS

    International Financial Reporting Standards

    IFS

    International Financial Statistics

    IIF

    Institute for International Finance

    IMFC

    International Monetary and Financial Committee

    I-PRSP

    Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

    ITD

    International Tax Dialogue

    JSA

    Joint staff assessment

    LIA

    Lending into arrears

    MDB

    Multilateral Development Bank

    MDG

    Millennium Development Goal

    METAC

    Middle East Technical Assistance Center

    MTBF

    Medium-term budgetary framework

    MTEF

    Medium-term expenditure framework

    NAB

    New Arrangements to Borrow

    NGO

    Nongovernmental organization

    NPV

    Net present value

    OAP

    IMF's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

    OBP

    Office of Budget and Planning

    OECD

    Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

    OED

    Operations Evaluation Department (World Bank)

    OFC

    Offshore financial center

    OIA

    Office of Internal Audit and Inspection

    OPEC

    Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

    OTM

    Office of Technical Assistance Management

    PFTAC

    Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Center

    PIN

    Public Information Notice

    PPM

    Post-program monitoring

    PRGF

    Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

    PRS

    Poverty Reduction Strategy

    PRSP

    Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

    RAP

    Resource Allocation Planning

    RAP

    Rights Accumulation Program

    ROSC

    Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes

    SAF

    Structural Adjustment Facility

    SCA-1

    First Special Contingent Account

    SDA

    Special Disbursement Account

    SDDS

    Special Data Dissemination Standard

    SDMX

    Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange

    SDR

    Special drawing right

    SGP

    Stability and Growth Pact (European Union)

    SIMSDI

    Survey of Implementation of Methodological Standards for Direct Investment

    SRF

    Supplemental Reserve Facility

    SRP

    Staff Retirement Plan

    S&P

    Standard and Poor's

    TA

    Technical assistance

    TAIMS

    Technical Assistance Information Management System

    TIM

    Trade Integration Mechanism

    TRS

    Time-reporting system

    UN

    United Nations

    UNCTAD

    UN Conference on Trade and Development

    UNDP

    United Nations Development Program

    VAT

    Value-added tax

    WAEMU

    West African Economic and Monetary Union

    WCC

    World Council of Churches

    WCL

    World Confederation of Labor

    WEO

    World Economic Outlook

    WTO

    World Trade Organization

    Photography Page

    Lynsey Addario/Corbis 13

    Ivan Alvarado/Corbis 25

    Seyllou Diallo/AFP photo 51

    Gary John Norman/Panos Pictures 41

    Padraic Hughes/IMF photo 44

    Stephen Jaffe/IMF photo Cover, iv, x, 2, 18,

    34, 70, 80, 94, 104

    Jagadeesh/Corbis 10

    Guy Mansfield/Panos Pictures 29

    Jimmy McHugh/IMF photo 48

    J.P. Moczulski/Corbis 6

    Spencer Platt/Getty Images 38

    Eugene Salazar/IMF photo 54

    Srdjan Zivulovic/Corbis 72

    The photographs that open the Overview and chapters show aspects of the IMF's work, both at its headquarters and in outreach activity in member countries.

    ISSN 0250-7498 ISBN 1-58906-426-7

    This report was compiled and edited by a staff team

    led by Graham Hacche, deputy director of the IMF's

    External Relations Department, and including, from the

    department's Editorial and Publications Division,

    Jeanette Morrison (division chief), Sandy Donaldson,

    Asimina Caminis, and Alicia Etchebarne-Bourdin.

    It was designed by Jorge Salazar and typeset by Choon

    Lee, both from the Multimedia Services Division of the

    IMF's Technology and General Services Department.

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