Chapter

List of Abbreviations Used

Author(s):
International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department
Published Date:
November 1995
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AFTA

ASEAN Free Trade Area

APEC

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation

AsDB

Asian Development Bank

ASEAN

Association of Southeast Asian Nations

BIS

Bank for International Settlements

CARICOM

Caribbean Community and Common Market

COMECON

Council for Mutual Economic Assistance

EBRD

European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

EC

European Community

EFF

Extended Fund facility

EMS

European Monetary System

EMU

Economic and monetary union

ERM

Exchange rate mechanism

ESAF

Enhanced structural adjustment facility

EU

European Union

GAB

General Arrangements to Borrow

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GCC

Gulf Cooperation Council

GDP

Gross domestic product

GEF

Global Environment Facility

GNP

Gross national product

IBRD

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development

IDA

International Development Association

IDB

Inter-American Development Bank

IFC

International Finance Corporation

ILO

International Labor Organization

IMF

International Monetary Fund

MERCOSUR

Southern Cone Common Market

MIGA

Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency

NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NGO

Nongovernmental organization

ODA

Official development assistance

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

PHARE

Poland and Hungary Assistance for Economic Restructuring

UN

United Nations

UNESCO

United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

WTO

World Trade Organization

Note: Throughout this book the $ symbol refers to U.S. dollars. Other dollar currencies are identified by preceding initial(s).

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