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What does the International Monetary Fund do?

What does the International Monetary Fund do? »

Source: What is the International Monetary Fund?

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2006

ISBN: 9781589065338

Keywords: IMF, Fund role, balance of payments, debt relief, central bank, world trade, debt reduction

The IMF is the world's central organization for international monetary cooperation. It is an organization in which almost all countries in the world work together to promote the com...

What is the International Monetary Fund?

What is the International Monetary Fund? »

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 September 2006

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589065338.052

ISBN: 9781589065338

Keywords: IMF, Fund role, balance of payments, debt relief, central bank, world trade, debt reduction

An introductory guide to the IMF, its history, and its role in the international financial system. Explains for a general audience the IMF's lending policies, how decisions are made, and where the money comes from....

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Source: Funding the IMF

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2005

ISBN: 9781451953121

Keywords: balance of payments, world economy, debt problem, debtor countries, debt strategy

As the central institution in the international monetary and payments system, the IMF must be in a position to assist any of its member countries having balance of p...

ANNEX I: Quota Resources Supplemented by Temporary Borrowing

ANNEX I: Quota Resources Supplemented by Temporary Borrowing »

Source: Funding the IMF

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2005

ISBN: 9781451953121

Keywords: balance of payments, world economy, debt problem, debtor countries, debt strategy

Quota resources are the basic source of the financing the IMF provides, although it can borrow temporarily to supplement them. Each member of the IMF has a quota, which is determined in a manner that broadly...

ANNEX II: Main Features of the Ninth General Review of Quotas

ANNEX II: Main Features of the Ninth General Review of Quotas »

Source: Funding the IMF

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2005

ISBN: 9781451953121

Keywords: balance of payments, world economy, debt problem, debtor countries, debt strategy

On June 28, 1990, the IMF’s Board of Governors adopted a resolution calling for a 50 percent increase in IMF quotas, from SDR 90,132.55 million to SDR 135,214.7 million (from about $125 billion to about $185...

Funding the IMF

Funding the IMF »

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2005

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451953121.052

ISBN: 9781451953121

Keywords: balance of payments, world economy, debt problem, debtor countries, debt strategy

This paper discusses reasons functions of the IMF, why it needs more resources, and how these resources will be used. The IMF provides a forum for cooperation, having as its objective the balanced expansion of inte...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Funding the IMF

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 November 2005

ISBN: 9781451953121

Keywords: balance of payments, world economy, debt problem, debtor countries, debt strategy

This paper discusses reasons functions of the IMF, why it needs more resources, and how these resources will be used. The IMF provides a forum for cooperation, having as its objective the balanced expansion of inte...

Making the Global Economy Work for All

Making the Global Economy Work for All »

Source: Making the Global Economy Work for All (Revised)

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2004

ISBN: 9781451970661

Keywords: debt reduction, international capital, domestic currency, international capital flows, access to international capital markets

What Is the IMF? The International Monetary Fund is a specialized agency of the United Nations system set up by treaty in 1945 to help promote the health of the world economy. Headqu...

Making the Global Economy Work for All (Revised)

Making the Global Economy Work for All (Revised) »

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451970661.052

ISBN: 9781451970661

Keywords: debt reduction, international capital, domestic currency, international capital flows, access to international capital markets

This paper discusses principles and functions of the IMF. The IMF is a specialized agency of the United Nations system set up by treaty in 1945 to help promote the health of the world economy. Through its work, the...

Checking Up on Health

Checking Up on Health »

Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

In most parts of the world, people are healthier and living longer, thanks to improved health services and living conditions and the more widespread use of immunization, antibiotics...

Confronting AIDS

Confronting AIDS »

Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

More than 11 million people have already died of AIDS. But 2.3 billion people live in developing countries where the disease has not yet spread beyond certain groups at risk. If the governments of these coun...

Coping with the Impact of AIDS

Coping with the Impact of AIDS »

Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

While some countries still have the opportunity to avert a full-blown AIDS epidemic, others are already confronting widespread HIV infection. What can be done to help people with AIDS in developing countries...

Death and Taxes: The Economics of Tobacco control

Death and Taxes: The Economics of Tobacco control »

Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

About 1.1 billion people worldwide smoke, and, with current trends, the number is expected to rise to more than 1.6 billion by 2025. In high-income countries, the number of smokers has, overall, been declini...

Debt relief and Public Health Spending in Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

Debt relief and Public Health Spending in Heavily Indebted Poor Countries »

Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

The Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative, launched in 1996, was the first comprehensive effort by the international community to reduce the external debt of the world’s poorest countries. It wen...

Finance & Development: Keep up with the latest thinking in international economics and finance

Finance & Development: Keep up with the latest thinking in international economics and finance »

Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

For the latest thinking on the international financial system, monetary policy, economic development, poverty reduction, and other critical ^1 issues, subscribe to Finance & Development, a quarterly magazine...

Getting There: How to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals

Getting There: How to accelerate progress toward the Millennium Development Goals »

Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

With just 12 years left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs, see Box 1), a greater sense of urgency is needed by all sides if the targets are to be met. Many developing countries are making sub...

Health and Development

Health and Development »

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063419.052

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

The past century has been marked by rapid advances in human welfare. People in most parts of the world are healthier and are living longer. While this trend is likely to continue, hopes are fading in some regions w...

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Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

The past century has been marked by rapid advances in human welfare. People in most parts of the world are healthier and are living longer. While this trend is likely to continue, hopes are fading in some regions w...

Health, Wealth, and Welfare

Health, Wealth, and Welfare »

Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

The last 150 years has witnessed a global transformation in human health that has led to people living longer, healthier, more productive lives. While having profound consequences for population size and str...

Making AIDS Part of the Global Development Agenda

Making AIDS Part of the Global Development Agenda »

Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

In the past two years, development thinking has undergone a major shift, from viewing AIDS as purely a health issue to acknowledging that it must be tackled as part of a broader development agenda. There is...

Making Health Care Accountable: Why performance-based funding of health services in developing countries is getting more attention

Making Health Care Accountable: Why performance-based funding of health services in developing countries is getting more attention »

Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

Developing countries and their international partners are increasingly adopting methods of financing health care activities in developing countries that link the availability of funding to concrete, measurab...

Making Services Work for Poor People

Making Services Work for Poor People »

Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

Poverty has many dimensions. In addition to low income (living on less than $1 a day), illiteracy, poor health, gender inequality, and environmental degradation are all aspects of being poor. This is reflect...

Medicines, Patents, and TRIPS: Has the intellectual property pact opened a Pandora’s box for the Pharmaceuticals industry

Medicines, Patents, and TRIPS: Has the intellectual property pact opened a Pandora’s box for the Pharmaceuticals industry »

Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

If you had asked the average policy wonk in the field of finance or development about TRIPS, even until a few years ago, you would probably have elicited a quizzical expression of bemuse-ment, betraying mild...

New Antimalarial Drugs: Biology and Economics Meet

New Antimalarial Drugs: Biology and Economics Meet »

Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

Malaria has been and remains one of the greatest scourges of humanity. Its geographical range is wide, even today. It is a particularly devastating health problem in Africa, especially between the Sahara Des...

Setting Government Priorities in Preventing HIV/AIDS

Setting Government Priorities in Preventing HIV/AIDS »

Source: Health and Development

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 November 2004

ISBN: 9781589063419

Keywords: hiv, aids, hiv/aids, health care, public health

No cure has yet been found for the virus that causes AIDS, and an effective vaccine is still far off. The key to arresting the AIDS epidemic in developing countries is preventing HIV infection by changing in...

Assistance technique du FMI : Transmettre les connaissances et les meilleures pratiques

Assistance technique du FMI : Transmettre les connaissances et les meilleures pratiques »

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2003

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589062535.052

ISBN: 9781589062535

Keywords: activité bancaire, dépenses publiques, fiscalité, administration fiscale, système bancaire, politique fiscale, devises, supervision bancaire, décentralisation, système fiscal

Ce guide présente l'assistance technique apportée par le FMI. La fourniture d'assistance technique aux pays membres, en particulier les pays en développement et les pays en transition, est au cœur du mandat du FMI....

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Source: Assistance technique du FMI : Transmettre les connaissances et les meilleures pratiques

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2003

Language: French

ISBN: 9781589062535

Keywords: activité bancaire, dépenses publiques, fiscalité, administration fiscale, système bancaire, politique fiscale, devises, supervision bancaire, décentralisation, système fiscal

Ce guide présente l'assistance technique apportée par le FMI. La fourniture d'assistance technique aux pays membres, en particulier les pays en développement et les pays en transition, est au cœur du mandat du FMI....

L’assistance technique en action

L’assistance technique en action »

Source: Assistance technique du FMI : Transmettre les connaissances et les meilleures pratiques

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2003

Language: French

ISBN: 9781589062535

Keywords: activité bancaire, dépenses publiques, fiscalité, administration fiscale, système bancaire, politique fiscale, devises, supervision bancaire, décentralisation, système fiscal

L’assistance technique peut améliorer les conditions de vie de diverses manières. Les pages qui suivent illustrent comment le FMI aide les gouvernements à renforcer les capacités en Afrique, à s...

Qu’est-ce que l’assistance technique?

Qu’est-ce que l’assistance technique? »

Source: Assistance technique du FMI : Transmettre les connaissances et les meilleures pratiques

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 July 2003

Language: French

ISBN: 9781589062535

Keywords: activité bancaire, dépenses publiques, fiscalité, administration fiscale, système bancaire, politique fiscale, devises, supervision bancaire, décentralisation, système fiscal

La gestion d’une économie n’est pas une mince affaire. La conception et la mise en œuvre de la politique économique exigent du savoir-faire et des institutions publiques efficaces. De nombreux pays en dévelo...

IMF Technical Assistance
			: Transferring Knowledge and Best Practice

IMF Technical Assistance : Transferring Knowledge and Best Practice »

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2003

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589060999.052

ISBN: 9781589060999

Keywords: banking, public expenditure, taxation, tax administration, banking system

An introductory guide to the IMF's technical assistance. Providing technical assistance to member countries-particularly developing countries and countries in transition-is at the core of the IMF's mission. Technic...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: IMF Technical Assistance : Transferring Knowledge and Best Practice

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2003

ISBN: 9781589060999

Keywords: banking, public expenditure, taxation, tax administration, banking system

An introductory guide to the IMF's technical assistance. Providing technical assistance to member countries-particularly developing countries and countries in transition-is at the core of the IMF's mission. Technic...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: IMF Technical Assistance : Transferring Knowledge and Best Practice

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2003

ISBN: 9781589060999

Keywords: banking, public expenditure, taxation, tax administration, banking system

An introductory guide to the IMF's technical assistance. Providing technical assistance to member countries-particularly developing countries and countries in transition-is at the core of the IMF's mission. Technic...

Technical Assistance in Action

Technical Assistance in Action »

Source: IMF Technical Assistance : Transferring Knowledge and Best Practice

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2003

ISBN: 9781589060999

Keywords: banking, public expenditure, taxation, tax administration, banking system

Technical assistance can improve lives in a variety of ways. In the next few pages we take a look at examples of how the IMF has helped governments build institutional capacity in Africa; meet i...

What Is IMF Technical Assistance?

What Is IMF Technical Assistance? »

Source: IMF Technical Assistance : Transferring Knowledge and Best Practice

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 May 2003

ISBN: 9781589060999

Keywords: banking, public expenditure, taxation, tax administration, banking system

Managing an economy is a difficult business. Designing and implementing economic policy require know-how and effective institutions of government. Many developing countries, in particular, need...

Des ressources financières pour le FMI

Des ressources financières pour le FMI »

Source: Funding the IMF

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2000

Language: French

ISBN: 9781451958959

Keywords: balance des paiements, économie mondiale, problème de dette, pays débiteurs, stratégie en matière de dette, banque centrale, crise de la dette, actif de réserve, compte des ressources générales, pays endettés

Pourquoi une augmentation des quotes-parts est-elle nécessaire? En raison du rôle primordial qu'il joue dans le système international des changes et des paiements, le...

Funding the IMF

Funding the IMF »

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2000

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451958959.052

ISBN: 9781451958959

Keywords: balance des paiements, économie mondiale, problème de dette, pays débiteurs, stratégie en matière de dette, banque centrale, crise de la dette, actif de réserve, compte des ressources générales, pays endettés

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Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Funding the IMF

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 24 March 2000

Language: French

ISBN: 9781451958959

Keywords: balance des paiements, économie mondiale, problème de dette, pays débiteurs, stratégie en matière de dette, banque centrale, crise de la dette, actif de réserve, compte des ressources générales, pays endettés

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Good Governance: The IMF's Role

Good Governance: The IMF's Role »

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 1998

Language: French

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557757265.052

ISBN: 9781557757265

Keywords: problèmes de gouvernance, bonne gouvernance, fonction publique, réformes institutionnelles, systèmes administratifs, améliorer la gouvernance, réforme de la fonction publique, gestion budgétaire, effets de la corruption, problème de gouvernance

La bonne gouvernance est importante pour les pays, quel que soit leur niveau de développement. Notre approche consiste à donner la priorité aux aspects de la bonne gouvernance qui sont les plus pertinents pour la s...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: Good Governance: The IMF's Role

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 1998

Language: French

ISBN: 9781557757265

Keywords: problèmes de gouvernance, bonne gouvernance, fonction publique, réformes institutionnelles, systèmes administratifs, améliorer la gouvernance, réforme de la fonction publique, gestion budgétaire, effets de la corruption, problème de gouvernance

La bonne gouvernance est importante pour les pays, quel que soit leur niveau de développement. Notre approche consiste à donner la priorité aux aspects de la bonne gouvernance qui sont les plus pertinents pour la s...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Good Governance: The IMF's Role

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 1998

Language: French

ISBN: 9781557757265

Keywords: problèmes de gouvernance, bonne gouvernance, fonction publique, réformes institutionnelles, systèmes administratifs, améliorer la gouvernance, réforme de la fonction publique, gestion budgétaire, effets de la corruption, problème de gouvernance

La bonne gouvernance est importante pour les pays, quel que soit leur niveau de développement. Notre approche consiste à donner la priorité aux aspects de la bonne gouvernance qui sont les plus pertinents pour la s...

Le rôle du FMI en matière de gestion publique : directives: (Approuvé par le Conseil d'administration du FMI, 25 juillet 1997)

Le rôle du FMI en matière de gestion publique : directives: (Approuvé par le Conseil d'administration du FMI, 25 juillet 1997) »

Source: Good Governance: The IMF's Role

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 30 September 1998

Language: French

ISBN: 9781557757265

Keywords: problèmes de gouvernance, bonne gouvernance, fonction publique, réformes institutionnelles, systèmes administratifs, améliorer la gouvernance, réforme de la fonction publique, gestion budgétaire, effets de la corruption, problème de gouvernance

I. Introduction 1. Devant l'importance accrue que les pays membres accordent à la promotion de la bonne gestion publique, le Conseil d'administration a tenu, le 15 janvier 1997, un p...

Good Governance
			: The IMF's Role

Good Governance : The IMF's Role »

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756909.052

ISBN: 9781557756909

Keywords: governance issues, good governance, civil service, institutional reforms, administrative systems

Good governance is important for countries at all stages of development... Our approach is to concentrate on those aspects of good governance that are most closely related to our surveillance over macroeconomic pol...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Good Governance : The IMF's Role

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1998

ISBN: 9781557756909

Keywords: governance issues, good governance, civil service, institutional reforms, administrative systems

Good governance is important for countries at all stages of development... Our approach is to concentrate on those aspects of good governance that are most closely related to our surveillance over macroeconomic pol...

The Role of the IMF in Governance Issues: Guidance Note

The Role of the IMF in Governance Issues: Guidance Note »

Source: Good Governance : The IMF's Role

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1998

ISBN: 9781557756909

Keywords: governance issues, good governance, civil service, institutional reforms, administrative systems

(Approved by the IMF Executive Board, July 25, 1997) I. Introduction 1. Reflecting the increased significance that member countries attach to the prom...

What Is the International Monetary Fund?

What Is the International Monetary Fund? »

Source: What is the international Monetary Fund? (Revised 1996)(Reprinted 6/97)

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 1996

ISBN: 9781557754080

Keywords: monetary fund, world economy, monetary system, member country, international monetary system

Except to a small circle of economists and financial officials, the International Monetary Fund is a mysterious presence on the international scene. Considerable confusion reigns about why it exists and what...

What is the international Monetary Fund? (Revised 1996)(Reprinted 6/97)

What is the international Monetary Fund? (Revised 1996)(Reprinted 6/97) »

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 1996

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557754080.052

ISBN: 9781557754080

Keywords: monetary fund, world economy, monetary system, member country, international monetary system

This paper explains the primary aim behind the founding of the IMF. The IMF is a cooperative institution that 181 countries have voluntarily joined because they see the advantage of consulting with one another in t...

Back Matter

Back Matter »

Source: What is the international Monetary Fund? (Revised 1996)(Reprinted 6/97)

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 1996

ISBN: 9781557754080

Keywords: monetary fund, world economy, monetary system, member country, international monetary system

This paper explains the primary aim behind the founding of the IMF. The IMF is a cooperative institution that 181 countries have voluntarily joined because they see the advantage of consulting with one another in t...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: What is the international Monetary Fund? (Revised 1996)(Reprinted 6/97)

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 March 1996

ISBN: 9781557754080

Keywords: monetary fund, world economy, monetary system, member country, international monetary system

This paper explains the primary aim behind the founding of the IMF. The IMF is a cooperative institution that 181 countries have voluntarily joined because they see the advantage of consulting with one another in t...

Brentton Woods At Forty

Brentton Woods At Forty »

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 1995

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451973495.052

ISBN: 9781451973495

Keywords: monetary system, exchange rates, international monetary system, exchange arrangements, authorized capital

This chapter presents several papers included in the Bretton Woods conference. The Bretton Woods Conference of 1944 had left many issues of development finance unresolved. In fact, very early, the World Bank took a...

Front Matter

Front Matter »

Source: Brentton Woods At Forty

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 1995

ISBN: 9781451973495

Keywords: monetary system, exchange rates, international monetary system, exchange arrangements, authorized capital

This chapter presents several papers included in the Bretton Woods conference. The Bretton Woods Conference of 1944 had left many issues of development finance unresolved. In fact, very early, the World Bank took a...

The coming of age

The coming of age »

Source: Brentton Woods At Forty

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 1995

ISBN: 9781451973495

Keywords: monetary system, exchange rates, international monetary system, exchange arrangements, authorized capital

Vice President of the Bank's Europe, Middle East, and North Africa Regional Office By the time I joined the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (The World Bank) in late 1952, a num...

Do we need a new Bretton Woods?

Do we need a new Bretton Woods? »

Source: Brentton Woods At Forty

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 1995

ISBN: 9781451973495

Keywords: monetary system, exchange rates, international monetary system, exchange arrangements, authorized capital

This is the fourth in our series of articles commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the Bretton Woods conference. Edward Bernstein is eminently qualified to write on this topic. He was a participant at Br...

The institutional evolution of the IMF

The institutional evolution of the IMF »

Source: Brentton Woods At Forty

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 1995

ISBN: 9781451973495

Keywords: monetary system, exchange rates, international monetary system, exchange arrangements, authorized capital

Amendments to the Bretton Woods agreement The Fund's Articles have undergone some fundamental changes since their inception. These involve, essentially, the supply and character of reserves and the...

Some impressions of the early Fund

Some impressions of the early Fund »

Source: Brentton Woods At Forty

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 1995

ISBN: 9781451973495

Keywords: monetary system, exchange rates, international monetary system, exchange arrangements, authorized capital

The Fund came into existence on December 27, 1945. I joined the staff on October 21, 1946. My remarks will relate largely to the period of the magistracy of Camille Gutt, Ivar Rooth, and Per Jacobsson, the f...

The World Bank and development: a personal perspective

The World Bank and development: a personal perspective »

Source: Brentton Woods At Forty

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 1995

ISBN: 9781451973495

Keywords: monetary system, exchange rates, international monetary system, exchange arrangements, authorized capital

Economic Advisor on Europe and Africa (1952-64), Director of the Economics Department (1965-71), and Director of the Economic Development Institute (1972-77) This is the final article i...

The World Bank: from reconstruction to development

The World Bank: from reconstruction to development »

Source: Brentton Woods At Forty

Series: EXR Pamphlets

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 April 1995

ISBN: 9781451973495

Keywords: monetary system, exchange rates, international monetary system, exchange arrangements, authorized capital

An institution emerges Continuing our series commemorating the fortieth anniversary of the Bretton Woods Conference are two memoirs on the early and formative years of the Bank. The fir...