Press Release: IMF Executive Board Concludes 2007 Article IV Consultation with Kuwait
May 25, 2007Press Release No. 07/109
On April 6, 2007, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the 2007 Article IV consultation with Kuwait.
Under the Article IV of its Articles of Agreement, the IMF has a mandate to exercise surveillance over the economic, financial, and exchange rate policies of its members in order to ensure the effective operation of the international monetary system. The IMF's appraisal of such policies involves a comprehensive analysis of the general economic situation and policy strategy of each member country. IMF economists visit the member country, usually one a year, to collect and analyze data and hold discussions with government and central bank officials. Upon its return, the staff submits a report to the IMF's Executive Board for discussion. The Board's views are subsequently summarized and transmitted to the country's authorities.