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Role and missions of the IMF

The International Monetary Fund notably pursues the goal, in accordance with Article 1 of its Articles of Agreement, of promoting international monetary cooperation through a permanent institution and facilitating balanced growth of international trade.

    The IMF's primary missions are:

    • surveillance : the IMF advises its members and regularly evaluates the economic outlook in the World Economic Outlook Reports, the financial markets in the Global Financial Stability Report and changes in public finances in the Fiscal Monitor;
    • financial assistance: national authorities develop adjustment programmes in close collaboration with the IMF services that receive financing from the fund, with financial contributions subject to actually implementing these programmes;
    • technical assistance: the IMF offers technical assistance and training to help member countries build their capacity to develop and execute economic policy.

    Updated on: 12/01/2016 11:52