Pamphlet Series
No. 47

International Monetary Fund
Washington, D.C.

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ISSN 0538-8759
ISBN 1-55775-479-9

Social Dimensions of the IMF's Policy Dialogue
Prepared by the Staff of the International Monetary Fund for the World Summit For Social Development Copenhagen, March 6-12, 1995




IMF Involvement in Social Issues

Sustained Economic and Social Development: The IMF's Perspective

Social Dimensions of IMF Policy Advice
    Policy Advice: Surveillance and Program Support
    Social Policy Issues in Surveillance Activities
    Social Policy Issues in Program Design
         Policy Mix
         Short-Term Social Effects and Social Safety Nets
         Longer-Term Social Policy Measures

Technical Assistance

Collaboration with Other Institutions in Program Design and Monitoring

Improving the IMF's Contribution


This pamphlet, prepared by the staffs of the Fiscal Affairs and Policy Development and Review Departments of the IMF, has not been discussed by the IMF's Executive Board. The opinions expressed in the pamphlet are those of the staff and do not necessarily represent the views of the IMF's Executive Board.

Edited by Thomas Walter

The term "country," as used in this pamphlet, does not in all cases refer to a territorial entity that is a state as understood by international law and practice; the term also covers some territorial entities that are not states, but for which statistical data are maintained and provided internationally on a separate and independent basis.