Back Matter

Back Matter

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International Monetary Fund
Published Date:
September 2006
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    Acronyms and abbreviations

    AfDF

    African Development Fund

    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

    APR

    Annual Progress Report

    ASEAN

    Association of South East Asian Nations

    BCEAO

    Central Bank of West African States

    BEAC

    Bank of Central African States

    BIS

    Bank for International Settlements

    CAC

    Collective action clause

    CAFTA-DR

    Central American–Dominican Republic–United States Free

    Trade

    Agreement

    CDO

    Collateralized debt obligations

    CEMAC

    Central African Economic and Monetary Community

    CFF

    Compensatory Financing Facility

    CMCG

    Capital Markets Consultative Group

    DfID

    U.K. Department for International Development

    DQAF

    Data Quality Assessment Framework

    DSBB

    Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board

    DSF

    Debt sustainability framework

    ECB

    European Central Bank

    ECCB

    Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

    ECCU

    Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

    EFF

    Extended Fund Facility

    EMBI

    JPMorgan Emerging Markets Bond Index

    EMBIG

    Emerging Markets Bond Index Global

    ENDA

    Emergency Natural Disaster Assistance

    EPCA

    Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance

    ERM, ERM II

    European Monetary System’s exchange rate mechanism

    ESAF

    Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility

    ESF

    Exogenous Shocks Facility

    EU

    European Union

    EXR

    External Relations Department

    FAD

    Fiscal Affairs Department

    FAO

    Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations)

    FATF

    Financial Action Task Force

    FCC

    Forward commitment capacity

    FSAP

    Financial Sector Assessment Program

    FSF

    Financial Stability Forum

    FSI

    Financial soundness indicator

    FSSA

    Financial System Stability Assessment

    FY

    Financial year

    GAB

    General Arrangements to Borrow

    GDDS

    General Data Dissemination System

    GDP

    Gross domestic product

    GFSM

    Government Finance Statistics Manual

    GFSR

    Global Financial Stability Report

    GMR

    Global Monitoring Report

    GNP

    Gross national product

    GRA

    General Resources Account

    HIPC

    Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

    IA

    Investment Account

    ICM

    International Capital Markets Department

    IDA

    International Development Association (World Bank Group)

    IEO

    Independent Evaluation Office

    IF

    Integrated Framework for Trade-Related Technical Assistance

    IFRS

    International Financial Reporting Standards

    IFS

    International Financial Statistics

    IIF

    Institute for International Finance

    IMFC

    International Monetary and Financial Committee

    JEDH

    Joint External Debt Hub

    JSAN

    Joint Staff Advisory Note

    JVI

    Joint Vienna Institute

    MDG

    Millennium Development Goal

    MDRI

    Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative

    METAC

    Middle East Technical Assistance Center

    MFD

    Monetary and Financial Systems Department

    MTBF

    Medium-term budget framework

    MTS

    Medium-Term Strategy

    NAB

    New Arrangements to Borrow

    NPV

    Net present value

    OAP

    IMF’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

    ODA

    Official development assistance

    OECD

    Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

    OFC

    Offshore financial center

    OIA

    Office of Internal Audit and Inspection

    OIE

    Organization for Animal Health

    OTM

    Office of Technical Assistance Management

    PDR

    Policy Development and Review Department

    PIN

    Public Information Notice

    PPM

    Post-program monitoring

    PPP

    Public-private partnership

    PRGF

    Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

    PRSP

    Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

    PSI

    Policy Support Instrument

    PSIA

    Poverty and Social Impact Analysis

    QEDS

    Quarterly External Debt Statistics

    RAP

    Rights Accumulation Program

    ROSC

    Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes

    RTAC

    Regional technical assistance center

    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

    SMP

    Staff-monitored program

    SRF

    Supplemental Reserve Facility

    SRP

    Staff Retirement Plan

    STA

    Statistics Department

    STI

    IMF-Singapore Regional Training Institute

    S&P

    Standard and Poor’s

    TA

    Technical assistance

    TAIMS

    Technical Assistance Information Management System

    TFP

    Total factor productivity

    TRS

    Time-reporting system

    UFR

    Use of Fund resources

    UN

    United Nations

    VAT

    Value-added tax

    WAEMU

    West African Economic and Monetary Union

    WEO

    World Economic Outlook

    WHO

    World Health Organization

    WTO

    World Trade Organization

    Photography Page

    Romeo Ranoco/Reuters/Landov

    Sean Gallup/Liaison/Getty Images

    John Cogill/Bloomberg News/Landov

    Iván Franco/EPA/Corbis

    Achim Pohl/Das Fotoarchiv

    Liz Gilbert/Corbis Sygma/Corbis

    Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images

    David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters/Landov

    Tara Todras-Whitehill/Reuters/Landov

    Klaus Nigge/National Geographic Image Collection

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

    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, and Asimina Caminis.

    It was designed by Lai Oy Louie and Massoud Etemadi and typeset by Choon Lee, all from the Multimedia Services Division of the IMF’s Technology and General Services Department.

    ISSN 0250-7498

    ISBN 1-58906-561-1

    Printed on Forest Stewardship Council certified paper.

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