Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities-The Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Subaccount for Selected Fund Activities

The Fund, represented by the Managing Director, has reached understandings with Libya acting through the Central Bank of Libya (“Libya”), to finance capacity building (technical assistance and training) and related activities. On the basis of these understandings, the Managing Director has established the essential terms and conditions of the Subaccount, with which The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya concurs, with respect to the nature, design, and implementation of the activities to be financed and the method by which the costs of the activities will be financed from the Subaccount.

Abstract

The Fund, represented by the Managing Director, has reached understandings with Libya acting through the Central Bank of Libya (“Libya”), to finance capacity building (technical assistance and training) and related activities. On the basis of these understandings, the Managing Director has established the essential terms and conditions of the Subaccount, with which The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya concurs, with respect to the nature, design, and implementation of the activities to be financed and the method by which the costs of the activities will be financed from the Subaccount.

1. In March 2009, the Fund established a new Framework Administered Account to administer external financial resources for selected Fund Activities (the “SFA Instrument”).1 The financing of activities under the terms of the SFA Instrument is implemented through the establishment and operation of a subaccount within the SFA. The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Subaccount will be the eighth subaccount to be established under the SFA. This paper requests Executive Board approval to establish the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Subaccount for Selected Fund Activities (the “Subaccount”) under the terms of the SFA instrument.

2. The Fund, represented by the Managing Director, has reached understandings with Libya acting through the Central Bank of Libya (“Libya”), to finance capacity building (technical assistance and training) and related activities. On the basis of these understandings, the Managing Director has established the essential terms and conditions of the Subaccount, with which The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya concurs, with respect to the nature, design, and implementation of the activities to be financed and the method by which the costs of the activities will be financed from the Subaccount. These terms and conditions include the following:

a. The resources of the Subaccount shall consist of amounts contributed to the Subaccount by The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and earnings that accrue as a result of investment of these amounts (net of any costs associated with such investments). The resources of the Subaccount will be used to finance projects that seek to enhance the capacity of Fund members to formulate and implement policies in the macroeconomic, fiscal, monetary, financial and related statistical fields, including training programs and projects that strengthen the legal and administrative framework in these core areas.

b. The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the Fund shall reach understandings upon operational features related to the activities to be financed from the Subaccount, consistent with the understandings that have been reached between the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the Fund and the Instrument governing the SFA.

c. Resources will be placed in the Subaccount by the Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya on the basis of Letters of Understandings signed between The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya and the Fund relating to specific activities to be undertaken. The Subaccount will permit The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya to transfer resources from The Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Subaccount to any subaccount under the SFA.

d. To help defray the expenses incurred by the Fund in the management of the Subaccount that it will finance, reimbursement equal to 7 percent of the expenses financed by the Subaccount will be paid to the Fund from the Subaccount.

3. The essential terms and conditions of the Subaccount are consistent with the terms and conditions of the SFA Instrument, and the activities to be financed from the Subaccount are consistent with the purposes of the Fund. Accordingly, it is proposed that the Executive Board approve the establishment of the Subaccount.

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List of Subaccounts established under the Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities:

1. “Central America, Panama, and the Dominican Republic Technical Assistance Center (CAPTAC-DR) Subaccount” (http://www.imf.org/external/np/pp/eng/2009/032709a.pdf).

2. “Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Subaccount” (http://www.imf.org/external/np/pp/eng/2009/032709.pdf).

3. “East Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center (AFRITAC East) Subaccount” (http://www.imf.org/external/np/pp/eng/2009/091509A.pdf).

4. “West Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center (AFRITAC West) Subaccount” (http://www.imf.org/external/np/pp/eng/2009/091509b.pdf).

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Establishment of a New Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities (http://www.imf.org/external/np/pp/eng/2009/030409.pdf).

Framework Administered Account for Selected Fund Activities-The Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Subaccount for Selected Fund Activities
Author: International Monetary Fund