Abstract

In addition to its policy advice and financing, the IMF provides technical assistance and training to its member countries in its areas of expertise—including central banking, fiscal policy management, exchange rate systems, economic and financial statistics, and related legal fields. Much of the IMF’s technical assistance supports members’ efforts to strengthen their capacity—both human and institutional resources—to formulate and implement sound policies. Technical assistance also helps countries design appropriate macroeconomic and structural reforms, taking into account lessons learned by other countries in addressing similar economic policy concerns.