Kevin Barnes, Ali Mansoor, Benjamin Cohen, and Shinji Takagi
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
This report evaluates the role of the IMF in three capital account crises, in Indonesia (1997-98), Korea (1997-98), and Brazil (1998-99), and the lessons to be drawn from the experience. It also recommends steps aimed at making the IMF's surveillance and program design more effective in the prevention and management of future capital account crises. Annexes contain the three country case studies that form the basis for the judgments for the report.