The IMF and Civil Society
IMF’s Work Program Focus Is on Securing Recovery and Anchoring the Future
November 26, 2012
Against the backdrop of a still weak global economic outlook, the IMF’s work agenda for the coming months is designed to support bold policy implementation to secure the economic recovery and anchor the future.
The Executive Board’s semiannual discussion of the IMF’s work program focused on translating the directions laid out in Managing Director Christine Lagarde’s Global Policy Agenda into a specific plan for the 188-member institution over the next twelve months.
In addition to supporting recovery from the global economic crisis, the work program emphasizes the need to both tackle legacy issues of the crisis—high debt, slow growth and high unemployment, and financial sector repair—and to strengthen the international monetary system through regulatory reform for financial systems, and by addressing global imbalances and spillovers.