Revised Staff Statement on Principles Underlying the Guidelines on Conditionality
January 9, 2006

Public Information Notice: IMF Executive Board Discusses Review of the Conditionality Guidelines
April 15, 2005

Documents Related to the September 28, 2002 International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Meeting

Press Release: IMF Executive Board Approves New Conditionality Guidelines
September 26, 2002

IMF Conditionality - A Factsheet

Guidelines on Conditionality

Prepared by the Legal and Policy Development and Review Departments
(In consultation with other departments)
September 25, 2002

On September 25, 2002, the Executive Board approved a new set of guidelines on conditionality, replacing guidelines that had been in effect since 1979. The Board also approved a related decision on IMF stand-by arrangements. In considering the new guidelines, the Board also discussed and reviewed a “staff statement” on the principles underlying the guidelines, which provides additional explanation and context. The staff statement was revised on January 9, 2006, following the 2005 review of the conditionality guidelines.

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Decision No. I - Guidelines on Conditionality

  1. Principles
  2. Modalities
  3. Evaluation and Review

Decision No. II - Stand-by Arrangements

Staff Statement - Principles Underlying the Guidelines on Conditionality