Portugal Resident Representative Site
Portugal to Engage in Post-Program Monitoring with the IMF
August 1, 2014
Press Release No.14/380
News — Highlights
"Fiscal Strategy 2014-18: Where are we now? What’s left to do? What could go wrong?" Presentation by Resident Representative Albert Jaeger at the Fiscal Strategy Conference, Lisbon School of Economics and Management, Lisbon.
Portugal and The IMF
June 9, 2014
The IMF must provide high-quality fiscal services to its members, especially through technical assistance and capacity building work, says Vitor Gaspar, the new Director of the IMF’s Fiscal Affairs Department.
Transcript of a Press Briefing by Gerry Rice, Director, Communications Department, International Monetary Fund
Portugal and the IMF
- Member since March 29, 1961
- Quota: SDR1029.7 million (equivalent to €1144million, US$1,635 million at current exchange rates)
Each member country of the IMF is assigned a quota, based broadly on its relative position in the world economy. A member country's quota determines its maximum financial commitment to the IMF, its voting power, and has a bearing on its access to IMF financing.
- Portugal is represented in the Executive Board of the IMF in a group of countries led by Italy and also includes Albania, Greece, Malta, San Marino, and Timor-Leste.
The Executive Board is responsible for conducting the day-to-day business of the IMF. It is composed of 24 Directors, who are appointed or elected by member countries or by groups of countries. The Managing Director serves as its Chairman. The Board usually meets several times each week. It carries out its work largely on the basis of papers prepared by IMF management and staff.
- In addition to quota resources, Banco de Portugal has contributed to the New Arrangement to Borrow with a credit line of up to SDR 1542.13 million.