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List of Abbreviations Used

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International Monetary Fund. Secretary's Department
Published Date:
November 1982
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AfDB

African Development Bank

BIS

Bank for International Settlements

Brandt Commission

Independent Commission on International Development Issues

CAP

Common Agricultural Policy of European Community

Committee of Twenty

Committee on Reform of the International Monetary System and Related Issues

Common Fund

Common Fund Under the Integrated Program for Commodities

DAC

Development Assistance Committee (of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development)

Development Committee

Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries

EC

European Community

ECLA

United Nations, Economic Commission for Latin America

ECU

European Currency Unit

ECOSOC

Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

EMS

European Monetary System

FAO

Food and Agriculture Organization

GATT

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade

GDP

Gross domestic product

GNP

Gross national product

Group of Twenty-Four

Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs

Group of 77

Group of 77 Developing Countries

IBRD

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank)

IDA

International Development Association

IFAD

International Fund for Agricultural Development

IFC

International Finance Corporation

IMF

International Monetary Fund

Interim Committee

Interim Committee on the International Monetary System

LDCs

Less developed countries

LIBOR

London interbank offered rate

MDI

Multilateral development institution

MFA

Multifiber Arrangement

ODA

Official development assistance

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OPEC

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

SDR

Special drawing right

UN

United Nations

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNIDO

United Nations Industrial Development Organization

UNDP

United Nations Development Programme

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

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