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International Monetary Fund. External Relations Dept.
Published Date:
January 2000
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News Briefs


00/26: Release of PricewaterhouseCoopers Report on theNational Bank of Ukraine, May 4

00/27: IMF Completes Final Review of Thai Program, May 8

00/28: IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler to VisitArgentina, Brazil, Honduras, and Mexico, May 11

Public Information Notices (PINs)

00/34: Luxembourg, May 16

00/35: São Tomé and Príncipe, May 16

Press Briefings

Transcript of a press briefing by Thomas Dawson, Director, IMF External Relations Department, May 4

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers

São Tomé and Príncipe for 2000-02 (interim), May 2

Concluding Remarks for Article IV Consultations

Czech Republic, May 9


Social Policy Issues in IMF-Supported Programs: Follow-Up on the 1995 World Summit for Social Development, May 5

Progress Report on the Bank-Fund Financial Sector Liaison Committee, May 8


PINs are IMF Executive Board assessments of members’ economic prospects and policies issued following Article IV consultations—with the consent of the member—with background on the members’ economies; and following policy discussions in the Executive Board at the decision of the Board.

Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers (PRSPs). It is intended that countries with programs supported by the Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility will in time be based on country-owned poverty reduction strategies adopted in a participatory process involving civil society and development partners, and articulated in a poverty reduction strategy paper.

Concluding Remarks for Article IV Consultations. At the conclusion of annual Article IV discussions with the authorities, and prior to the preparation of the staff’s report to the Executive Board, the IMF mission often provides the authorities with a statement of its preliminary findings.

Starting May 12, the IMF began releasing on its external website ( a weekly schedule of the public engagements of IMF Managing Director Horst Köhler, First Deputy Managing Director Stanley Fischer, and Deputy Managing Directors Eduardo Aninat and Shigemitsu Sugisaki.

The schedule will be posted each Friday at about 4:00 p.m. Washington, D.C., time.

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