Press Release: IMF Executive Board Reviews Progress Toward Implementation of the 2010 Quota and Governance Reform

December 20, 2012

Press Release No. 12/499
December 20, 2012

On December 14, 2012, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reviewed progress toward implementation of the 2010 Governance and Quota Reform Package, following up on a previous progress review completed on September 10, 2012 (see Press Release No. 12/309).

As of December 14, 2012, 145 members having 77.1 percent of Fund quotas1 had consented to their proposed quota increases under the 14th General Review of Quotas. As of the same date, 129 members having 70.2 percent of the total voting power had accepted the proposed amendment to reform the Fund’s Executive Board.

IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde welcomed the significant progress made toward implementing the 2010 quota and governance reforms, and urged countries that have not yet done so to complete the necessary steps rapidly.

The IMF Board of Governors approved a quota and governance reform package on December 15, 2010, and encouraged members to make best efforts to complete the reforms by the governors’ Annual Meetings in October 2012 (see Press Release No. 10/477). Consents to the quota increase and acceptances of the Executive Board reform amendment are recorded online here:

The reforms that were approved by the Governors include:

  • A proposed amendment to reform the Executive Board that would facilitate a move to a more representative, all-elected Executive Board.
  • A doubling of IMF quotas under the 14th General Review of Quotas and a shift in quotas to dynamic emerging markets and under-represented countries.

In order for the proposed amendment to reform the Executive Board to enter into force, acceptance by three-fifths of the Fund’s 188 members having 85 percent of the Fund’s total voting power is required. For the quota increases under the 14th General Review of Quotas to become effective, the entry into force of the proposed amendment to reform the Executive Board, as well as the consent to the quota increase by members having not less than 70 percent of total quotas as of November 5, 2010, is required.

For more information see:

September 2012 paper on status of implementation of 2010 reforms

IMF Quota & Governance Publications

Reforming the IMF’s Governance


IMF Members’ Quotas & Voting Shares: Current and Projected

1 As of November 5, 2010


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