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The IMF: Organization and Finances

Organization & Finances

The IMF has a management team and 17 departments that carry out its country, policy, analytical, and technical work. One department is charged with managing the IMF's resources. This section also explains where the IMF gets its resources and how they are used.

Management

The IMF has a Managing Director, who is head of the staff and Chairman of the Executive Board. The Managing Director is assisted by a First Deputy Managing Director and three other Deputy Managing Directors. click for more

Staff of international civil
servants
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The IMF's employees come from all over the world; they are responsible to the IMF and not to the authorities of the countries of which they are citizens. The IMF staff is organized mainly into area; functional; and information, liaison, and support responsibilities. click for more

IMF Finances

The IMF's Finances page provides a wealth of information and financial data representing members relations with the IMF. click for more

Quotas

The IMF's resources come mainly from the money that countries pay as their capital subscription when they become
members. click for more

Special Drawing Rights

The IMF's resources come mainly from the money that countries pay as their capital subscription when they become
members. click for more

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The IMF also has some of the largest official holders of gold in the world. click for more

Borrowing arrangements

The IMF keeps track of its future ability to lend by monitoring its one-year forward commitment capacity, which gives an indication of resources available for lending. click for more