Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Monitoring of Fund Arrangements (MONA)Last Updated: January 14, 2009
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A. The Monitoring of Fund Arrangements, or MONA database, is an IMF-maintained database used to track comparable data on the economic objectives and outcomes of Fund-supported arrangements. Formerly an internal IMF database, MONA was introduced on imf.org in January 2009 as per a Board-endorsed recommendation arising from the IEO Evaluation of Structural Conditionality http://www.ieo-imf.org/eval/complete/eval_01032008.html.
A. MONA questionnaires are posted to the website a few weeks following IMF Executive Board meetings at which a new arrangement is approved, or a review under an existing arrangement is concluded.
A. The MONA database covers most arrangements approved since 2002. The six arrangements
which are not included are:
A. MONA data covers the following seven topics:
A. The MONA table on Program Goals and Reform Strategies was introduced into the MONA database in August 2008, in response to a Board-endorsed recommendation arising from the IEO Evaluation of Structural Conditionality http://www.ieo-imf.org/eval/complete/eval_01032008.html.
A. MONA data can be included in written work as long as the database is cited accordingly. For copyright and usage information on IMF work see http://www.imf.org/external/terms.htm .
A. Yes. MONA data are downloadable in Tab Delimited Values format which is compatible with Excel, and most statistical packages. To download, click on the "download data" icon found on the bottom of the report sheet following each query.
A. No. The contents of the MONA database need to be exported by table. Topics covered by MONA are: 1) Description; 2) Program goals and reform strategies; 3) Purchases; 4) Reviews; 5) QPC; 6) Combined SPC PA SB; and 7) Macroeconomic.
A. No. All data that can be released to the public are incorporated into the MONA database. For more IMF data, see the "Data and Statistics" section of the IMF website http://www.imf.org/external/np/ds/matrix.htm.