The IMF Working Papers series is designed to make IMF staff research available to a wide audience. With nearly 300 released each year, working papers cover a wide range of theoretical and analytical topics, including balance of payments, monetary and fiscal issues, global liquidity, and national and international economic developments.
This paper reviews issues in the development of a market-based system of monetary control in developing countries. It focuses on the appropriate sequencing of financial reform that would facilitate the transition toward a market-based system and measures required to strengthen the effectiveness of market-based operations. The paper also assesses the effects of financial reform on the demand for money function and discusses the implications for policy formulation and implementation.