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Mandate
Functions
Surveillance over Members’ Economic Policies
Financing Temporary Balance of Payments Needs
Combating Poverty in Low-Income Countries
Mobilizing External Financing
Strengthening the International Monetary System
Increasing the Global Supply of International Reserves
Building Capacity through Technical Assistance and Training
Dissemination of Information and Research
Medium-Term Strategy
Origins of the IMF
Size and Membership
Staff
Box 1.1. The IMF’s Quota System1
Surveillance in the Articles of Agreement
Article IV of the IMF’s Articles of Agreement
Articles VIII and XIV of the IMF’s Articles of Agreement
Multilateral Surveillance
Regional Surveillance
Strengthening Surveillance to Prevent Financial Crises
External Vulnerability Assessments
Financial Sector Assessment Program
Financial Soundness Indicators
Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Offshore Financial Center Assessments
Data Provision to the IMF for Surveillance Purposes
Surveillance in Program Countries
FINANCING TEMPORARY BALANCE OF PAYMENTS NEEDS
Sources of IMF Financing
Quota Subscriptions
Borrowing
Grants for Subsidized Interest Rates and Debt Relief
Gold Sales
The IMF’s Capacity to Lend
IMF Financing to Member Countries
Purchases and Repurchases
Arrangements
Outright Purchases
Program Design
Conditionality
Overdue Financial Obligations to the IMF
Lending into Arrears
Prolonged Use of IMF Resources and Ex Post Assessments
Misreporting and Noncomplying Purchases and Disbursements
Safeguards on the Use of IMF Resources
Financing Facilities and Arrangements
The Credit Tranches
Stand-By Arrangement
Extended Fund Facility
Table 3.2. Terms and Conditions of IMF Lending
Supplemental Reserve Facility
Compensatory Financing Facility
Emergency Assistance Policy
Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility
Exogenous Shocks Facility
Trade Integration Mechanism
Special Instruments
Enhanced Surveillance
Rights-Accumulation Programs
Staff-Monitored Programs
Post-Program Monitoring
The Policy Support Instrument
SPECIAL DRAWING RIGHTS
The SDR as an International Reserve Asset
Main Characteristics of the SDR System
Separation of SDR and GRA Accounts
Holders of SDRs
Allocation and Cancellation of SDRs
Use of SDRs
Valuation of the SDR
Yield and Cost of SDRs
Table 4.1 Calculation of the SDR Value 1/
Table 4.2. Calculation of the SDR Interest Rate 1/
COMBATING POVERTY IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES
Poverty Reduction Strategy Framework
Preparation of a Poverty Reduction Strategy Document
Content of a PRSP or I-PRSP
Joint Staff Advisory Note on the PRS Document
Alignment of the PRGF with the PRSP
Aid Coordination and Effectiveness
HIPC Initiative
Operational Aspects of the HIPC Initiative
Eligibility Requirements for the HIPC Initiative
Definition of Debt Sustainability and Debt Relief
Requirement of a Track Record
Amount of IMF HIPC Assistance
Terms of IMF HIPC Assistance
Use of Resources Freed by Debt Relief
Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative
CAPACITY BUILDING: TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE AND TRAINING
Role of Capacity Building
Technical Assistance
Training
Types of Technical Assistance and Training
Capacity Building Priorities
Sources and Uses of Capacity Building Resources
Modes of Delivery of Capacity Building
Short-Term Visits by Staff and Headquarters-Based Consultants
Long-Term Advisors
Regional Technical Assistance Centers
Table 6.3. IMF Institute Training Programs, FY 2002–FY 2006
Cooperation with Other Technical Assistance Providers
STRENGTHENING THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM
Introduction
The Standards and Codes Initiatives
Data Dissemination Standards
Code of Good Practices on Fiscal Transparency
Code of Good Practices on Transparency in Monetary and Financial Policies
Reports on the Observance of Standards and Codes
Transparency at the IMF
Private Sector Involvement in Crisis Prevention and Resolution
Rationale for Private Sector Involvement
Access to Capital Market Financing
COLLABORATION WITH THE WORLD BANK AND THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION
Collaboration with the World Bank
Overlap of IMF and World Bank Activities
Lead Roles of the IMF and the World Bank
Principles of IMF-World Bank Collaboration
Collaboration with the World Trade Organization
Consultations
Trade Liberalization in Least-Developed Countries
GOVERNANCE AND DECISION-MAKING
Board of Governors
International Monetary and Financial Committee
Development Committee
Executive Board
Size and Composition
Board Procedures
Board Committees
Voting and Consensus Decision-Making
Summings Up
Box 9.2. Voice and Representation
Managing Director and Deputy Managing Directors
Independent Evaluation Office
External Audit Mechanism
INTERNAL ORGANIZATION AND FINANCING
Organizational Structure
Office of the Managing Director
Area Departments
Functional and Special Services Departments
The External Relations Department and Liaison Offices
Support Departments
Financing of IMF Operations
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