International Monetary Fund (IMF)
Fonds monétaire international (FMI)
Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI)
1944-07-22 Bretton Woods NH USA
Establishted 22 Jul 1944, Bretton Woods NH (USA), by representatives of the 45 countries which negotiated details of the Articles of Agreement/Charter. Came into being on 27 Dec 1945, with a membership of 29 of these countries, after acceptance of the Charter for ratification. Commercial operations commenced 1 Mar 1947.
Promote international monetary cooperation, the expansion of international trade and exchange rate stability; assist in the removal of exchange restrictions and the establishment of a multilateral system of payments; alleviate any serious disequilibrium in members' international balance of payments by making the financial resources of the IMF available to them, usually subject to economic policy conditions to ensure the revolving nature of IMF resources.
Events216 past events available with paid subscription only.
ActivitiesAvailable with paid subscription only.
Board of Governors (meets annually, jointly with Board of Governors of the 'World Bank') is the highest authority, in which each member country is represented by one Governor and an Alternate Governor. Governors may take votes by mail or other means between meetings. The Board is responsible for conditions governing admission of new members, adjustment of quotas, election of Directors and certain other important matters. Other responsibilities are delegated to the Board of Executive Directors (meeting several times a week), which comprises 24 Executive Directors, chaired by the Managing Director, who is also the head of IMF staff. Officers: Managing Director; 1st Deputy Managing Director; 2 Deputy Managing Directors; 2 Counsellors; Directors of Departments (17) - African, Asia and Pacific, European, External Relations, Finance, Fiscal Affairs, Human Resources, IMF Institute, Legal, Middle East and Central Asia, Monetary and Capital Markets, Strategy, Policy and Review, Research, Secretary's, Statistics, Technology and General Services, Western Hemisphere; Directors of the Office of Budget and Planning, Office of Internal Audit and Inspection, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Office in Europe (Paris) and Office at the United Nations (New York NY). E-XE8249 - International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) (meets twice a year) advises the Board of Governors on supervising the management and adaptation of the international monetary system.
LanguagesAvailable with paid subscription only.
StaffAvailable with paid subscription only.
FinanceAvailable with paid subscription only.
Relations with Inter-Governmental OrganizationsAvailable with paid subscription only.
Relations with Non-Governmental OrganizationsAvailable with paid subscription only.
PublicationsAvailable with paid subscription only.
MembersAvailable with paid subscription only.
Type I ClassificationAvailable with paid subscription only.
Type II ClassificationAvailable with paid subscription only.
Subjects *Available with paid subscription only.
UIA Org ID
** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.
← return to your search page to find additional profiles.
UIA allows users to access and make use of the information contained in its Databases for the user’s internal use and evaluation purposes only. A user may not re-package, compile, re-distribute or re-use any or all of the UIA Databases or the data* contained therein without prior permission from the UIA.
Data from database resources may not be extracted or downloaded in bulk using automated scripts or other external software tools not provided within the database resources themselves. If your research project or use of a database resource will involve the extraction of large amounts of text or data from a database resource, please contact us for a customized solution.
UIA reserves the right to block access for abusive use of the Database.
* Data shall mean any data and information available in the Database including but not limited to: raw data, numbers, images, names and contact information, logos, text, keywords, and links.