- International Monetary Fund
- Published Date:
- December 1999
External Evaluation of IMF Surveillance
Report by a Group of Independent Experts
International Monetary Fund
© 1999 International Monetary Fund
Design and composition: Alicia Etchebarne-Bourdin
Cover design and charts: IMF Graphics Section
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
External evaluation of IMF surveillance : report / by a group of independent experts.
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN 1-55775-863-8 (pbk.)
1. International Monetary Fund. 2. Economic policy—Evaluation. I. International Monetary Fund.
HG3881.5.I58 E95 1999
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The following symbols have been used throughout this book:
… to indicate that data are not available;
— to indicate that the figure is zero or less than half the final digit shown, or that the item does not exist;
– between years or months (e.g., 1996-97 or January-June) to indicate the years or months covered, including the beginning and ending years or months;
/ between years (e.g., 1996/97) to indicate a crop or fiscal (financial) year.
“Billion” means a thousand million.
Minor discrepancies between constituent figures and totals are due to rounding.
The term “country,” as used in this book, does not in all cases refer to a territorial entity that is a state as understood by international law and practice; the term also covers some territorial entities that are not states, but for which statistical data are maintained and provided internationally on a separate and independent basis.
Glossary of AbbreviationsAPEC
Asia-Pacific Economic CooperationASEAN
Association of South East Asian NationsBIS
Bank for International SettlementsCCL
Contingent Credit LineCGER
Coordinating Group on Exchange RatesCIS
Commonwealth of Independent StatesECB
European Central BankECOFIN
European Council of Finance MinistersED
Economic and Monetary UnionERM
exchange rate mechanismEU
early warning systemFSSA
Financial Sector Stability AssessmentG-7
Group of SevenG-22
Group of 22GCC
Gulf Cooperation CouncilICMR
International Capital Markets reportIIF
Institute of International FinanceILO
International Labor OrganizationIOSCO
International Organization of Securities CommissionsMAE
Monetary and Exchange Affairs DepartmentNGO
Organization for Economic Cooperation and DevelopmentPDR
Policy Development and Review DepartmentPIN
Press/Public Information NoticeRED
Recent Economic Developments reportRES
World Economic and Market DevelopmentsWEO
World Economic Outlook