WHAT IS THE IMF?
Read the most widely cited article on the Fund’s mission, operations, and organization. Learn about quotas and voting rights, organizational structure, exchange arrangements, the source of IMF funds, and its three primary activities: financial assistance, surveillance, and technical assistance.
The IMF lends to member countries with balance-of-payments problems. The Fund operates many financing facilities, each with its own lending policies. Examine the details of IMF financing facilities.
The IMF monitors the economic policies and performance of member countries in an effort to promote world economic growth. Learn about IMF surveillance activities and annual Article IV consultations.
The IMF provides technical assistance to its members through consultation, education, and research reports. Read about the history and operation of IMF technical assistance.
AT A GLANCE
Basic facts on the IMF.