Public Information Notice: Executive Board Reviews IMF's Experience in Governance Issues
March 8, 2001

The Role of the IMF in Governance Issues--Guidance Note
August 4, 1997

Legal Issues, Governance, and the IMF




Review of the Fund's Experience in Governance Issues
Prepared by the Policy Development and Review Department
In consultation with other departments

March 28, 2001

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Contents

Executive Summary

I. Introduction

II. The Fund's Involvement in Governance Issues

  1. Initiatives to Promote Good Governance
  2. Involvement in Particular Country Cases

III. Conclusions

IV. Issues for Discussion

Text Boxes

  1. Fund Activities to Promote Good Governance
  2. Examples of Governance-Related Reforms in Selected Article IV Consultations and Fund-Supported Programs
  3. Survey of Fund Involvement in Governance Issues in Member Countries, 1994-99
  4. Country Case Studies—Issues in Improving Governance and Fighting Corruption
  5. Collaboration with the World Bank and Other Multilateral Organizations

Annex Box

  1. Governance-Related Discussions in IMF Article IV Consultations, 1997-99—Illustrations from Eight Countries

Figures

  1. Article IV Consultations with Governance-Related Issues by WEO Country Group, 1994-99
  2. Article IV Consultations with Governance-Related Issues by Policy Area, 1994-99
  3. Programs with Governance-Related Conditions, by WEO Country Group, 1994-99
  4. Programs with Governance-Related Conditions by Policy Area

Annexes

  1. A Survey of the Fund's Involvement in Governance Issues in Surveillance and Use of Fund Resources, 1994-99
  2. The Fund's Approach to Governance in Surveillance and Use of Fund Resources—Illustrative Country Cases
  3. Governance Activities in Other International Institutions

Annex Table

  1. Monitoring of Governance-Related Reforms in Selected Program Cases
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