Safeguards Policy

The Safeguards Assessments policy applies to all member countries with arrangements for use of IMF resources. Introduced in 2000, the policy’s main objective is to mitigate the risks of misuse of Fund resources and misreporting of program monetary data under Fund arrangementsSafeguards Assessments are diagnostic reviews that cover five key areas of control and governance within central banks, summarized by the acronym ELRIC, that is (i) the External audit mechanism; (ii) the Legal structure and autonomy; (iii) the financial Reporting framework; (iv) the Internal audit mechanism; and (v) the internal Controls system.

Safeguards Assessments Factsheet

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