The IMF and the Group of Twenty

See below documents and activities of the International Monetary Fund related to its relations with the Group of Twenty (G-20).

2019

G-20 Report on Strong, Sustainable, Balanced, and Inclusive Growth, October 11, 2019

Press Release, FSB and IMF publish 2019 Progress Report on G-20 Data Gaps Initiative, October 11, 2019

G-20 Data Gaps Initiative (DGI-2), The Fourth Progress Report--Countdown to 2021, The Financial Crisis and Information Gaps, Prepared by the IMF Staff and FSB Secretariat, October 11, 2019

G-20 Data Gaps Initiative (DGI-2), Status of Progress and Key Challenges of Participating Economies, and Explanatory Notes for Recommendation II.8 Sectoral Accounts, Prepared by the IMF Staff and FSB Secretariat, October 11, 2019

Press Release, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Calls for Stronger International Cooperation, June 29, 2019

Press Release, IMF Managing Director Lagarde Calls for Cooperation to Support Global Growth, June 9, 2019

G-20 Surveillance Note, Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, June 8-9, 2019, Fukuoka, Japan, June 5, 2019

Blog by Christine Lagarde, How to Help, Not Hinder Growth, June 5, 2019

G-20 Background Note, Macroeconomics of Aging and Policy Implications, June 5, 2019

G-20 Background Note, Global Imbalances, June 5, 2019

Joint G-20/IMF Seminar on Global Imbalances, April 10, 2019 at 5 pm, Washington, D.C.

2018

Press Release, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Calls for Decisive and Collaborative Action by G-20 Leaders as Global Growth Moderates and Risks Increase, December 1, 2018

G-20 Surveillance Note, Group of Twenty Leaders' Summit, November 29-30, 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina, November 28, 2018

Blog by Christine Lagarde, Step Up to Boost Inclusive Growth,
November 28, 2018

G-20 Report on Strong, Sustainable, Balanced, and Inclusive Growth, November 19, 2018

G-20 Background Note, IMF 2018 Taxonomy of Capital Flow Management Measures, IMF 2018 CFM Taxonomy Database (Excel file), September 28, 2018

Press Release, FSB and IMF Publish the 2018 Progress Report on G-20 Data Gaps Initiative, September 25, 2018

G-20 Data Gaps Initiative, Second Phase of the G-20 Data Gaps Initiative (DGI-2): Third Progress Report, Prepared by Staff of the IMF and the FSB Secretariat, September 25, 2018

G-20 Background Note, Coordination Between the International Monetary Fund and Multilateral Development Banks on Policy-Based Lending: Update on the Implementation of the G-20 Principles, August 29, 2018

G-20 Background Note, The IMF's Institutional View on Capital Flows in Practice, July 30, 2018

G-20 Background Note, Strengthening Public Debt Transparency, July 27, 2018

Press Release, Statement by the IMF's Managing Director on the G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting in Argentina, July 22, 2018

G-20 Surveillance Note, Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, July 21-22, 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina, July 18, 2018

Blog by Christine Lagarde, Shifting Tides: Policy Challenges and Opportunities for the G-20, July 18, 2018

G-20 Background Note, The Future of Work: Measurement and Policy Challenges, July 18, 2018

G-20 Background Note, Recent Developments on Local Currency Bond Markets in Emerging Economies, June 15, 2018

G-20 Background Note, Technology and the Future of Work, April 11, 2018

Press Release, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Calls for G-20 Policies to Make Growth More Resilient and More Widely Shared, March 20, 2018

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, March 19-20, 2018, Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 15, 2018

Blog by Christine Lagarde, Policy Actions to Sustain Growth and Guard Against Risks, March 15, 2018

2017

G-20 Report on Strong, Sustainable, and Balanced Growth, October 6, 2017

Press Release, FSB and IMF Report on Progress with G-20 Data Gaps Initiative, September 21, 2017

G-20 Data Gaps Initiative, Second Phase of the G-20 Data Gaps Initiative (DGI-2): Second Progress Report, Prepared by Staff of the IMF and the FSB Secretariat, September 21, 2017

Press Release, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Urges Action to Strengthen Global Growth and Build Inclusive Economies, July 8, 2017

Press Release, Joint Statement by the Heads of the IMF, World Bank, and WTO on the Need to Reinvigorate Trade to Boost Global Economic Growth, July 6, 2017

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Leaders' Summit, July 7-8, 2017, Hamburg, Germany, July 5, 2017

Blog by Christine Lagarde, No Time to Stand Still: Strengthening Global Growth and Building Inclusive Economies, July 5, 2017

G-20 Background Note, Fostering Inclusive Growth, June 26, 2017

Press Release, The Platform for Collaboration on Tax Delivers a Toolkit to Provide Guidance to Developing Countries to Better Protect Tax Bases, June 22, 2017

G-20 Background Note, Recent Developments on Local Currency Bond Markets in Emerging Economies, IFAWG, Seoul, Korea, June 3, 2017

G-20 Background Note, Medium-Term Debt Management Strategies: Recent Capacity Building Efforts, Prepared by Staff of the IMF and the World Bank, April 18, 2017

G-20 Background Note, Tax Certainty, Prepared by Staff of the IMF and the OECD, March 18, 2017

Press Release, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde Calls for Global Cooperation and Strong Policies to Sustain the Growth Momentum, March 18, 2017

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, March 17-18, 2017, Baden-Baden, Germany, March 14, 2017

Blog by Christine Lagarde, Maintaining the Positive Momentum of the Global Economy, March 14, 2017

2016

Press Release, IMF Christine Lagarde Urges Action to Deliver on G-20's Hangzhou Commitments, September 5, 2016

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Leaders' Summit, September 4-5, 2016, Hangzhou, China, September 1, 2016

Blog by Christine Lagarde, We Need Forceful Policies to Avoid the Low-Growth Trap, September 1, 2016

Video, G-20: Need Forceful Policies to Promote Higher, More Inclusive Growth, September 1, 2016

G-20 Data Gaps Initiative, Second Phase of the G-20 Data Gaps Initiative (DGI-2): First Progress Report, Prepared by Staff of the IMF and the FSB Secretariat, September 2, 2016

Press Release, IMF, FSB, and BIS Publish Elements of Effective Macroprudential Policies, August 31, 2016

G-20 Background Note, Elements of Effective Macroprudential Policies: Lessons from International Experience, Prepared by Staff of the IMF, FSB, and BIS, August 31, 2016

G-20 Background Note, The Role of the SDR: Initial Considerations, July 24, 2016

Press Release, IMF Christine Lagarde Calls for Broad-Based Policy Effort to Reinvigorate Growth, July 24, 2016

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, July 23-24, 2016, Chengdu, China, July 21, 2016

G-20 Background Note (for the G-20 Surveillance Note), Priorities for Structural Reforms in G-20 Countries, July 22, 2016

G-20 Background Note, Reinvigorating Trade to Support Growth: A Path Forward, July 21, 2016

G-20 Background Note, Enhancing the Effectiveness of External Support in Building Tax Capacity in Development Countries, July 20, 2016

G-20 Background Note, Development of Local Currency Bond Markets: Overview of Recent Developments and Key Themes, IFAWG, Seoul, Korea, June 20, 2016

Press Release, International Organizations Take Major Step to Boost Global Cooperation in Tax Matters, April 19, 2016

G-20 Concept Note, The Platform for Collaboration on Tax, Prepared by Staff of the IMF, OECD, UN, and the World Bank, April 19, 2016

Press Release, IMF Christine Lagarde Calls for Bond, Broad, and Accelerated Policy Actions, February 27, 2016

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, February 26-27, 2016, Shanghai, China, February 26, 2016

Opening Remarks by Christine Lagarde, G-20 Seminar on Structural Reforms, February 26, 2016

2015

Press Release, IMF Christine Lagarde Urges Full Implementation of G-20 Agenda, Turkish version, November 15, 2015

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Leaders' Summit, November 15-16, 2015, Antalya, Turkey,
November 15, 2015

G-20 Background Note (for the G-20 Surveillance Note), International Migration: Recent Trends, Economic Impacts, and Policy Implications, November 15, 2015

G-20 Mutual Assessment Process (MAP), Update of Staff Sustainability Assessment: Imbalances and Growth, October 2015

G-20 Background Note, Options for Low-Income Countries' Effective and Efficient Use of Tax Incentives for Investment, Group of Twenty Development Working Group, Prepared by Staff of the IMF, OECD, UN, and the World Bank, French version | Spanish version, October 15, 2015

G-20 Background Note (for Options for Low-Income Countries' Effective and Efficient Use of Tax Incentives for Investment), Prepared by Staff of the IMF, OECD, UN, and the World Bank, French version | Spanish version, October 15, 2015

Video, G-20 Press Conference, Lima, Peru, October 9, 2015

Press Release, IMF Christine Lagarde Urges More Global Action to Support Growth and Jobs, September 5, 2015

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, September 4-5, 2015, Ankara, Turkey, September 4, 2015

G-20 Data Gaps Initiative, Implementation of the G-20 Data Gaps Initiative: Sixth Progress Report, Prepared by Staff of the IMF and the FSB Secretariat, September, 2015

G-20 Background Note, Work on Foreign Currency Exposures, September, 2015

G-20 Background Note, Measures which are Both Macroprudential and Capital Flow Management Measures: IMF Approach, April 10, 2015

Joint G-20/IMF Seminar, Islamic Finance: Unlocking its Potential and Supporting Stability, Washington, D.C., April 16, 2015

Press Release, IMF Christine Lagarde Urges Delivery on G-20 Growth Commitments, February 10, 2015

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, February 9-10, 2015, Istanbul, Turkey, February 9, 2015

Blog by Christine Lagarde, Time to Act on the G-20 Agenda: The Global Economy Will Thank You, February 6, 2015

2014

Press Release, IMF Christine Lagarde Welcomes G-20 Growth Strategies, Says Implementation Critical, November 16, 2014

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Leaders' Summit, November 15-16, 2014, Brisbane, Australia, November 15, 2014

Press Release, IMF Christine Lagarde Commends Progress on G-20 Growth Strategies, Calls for Further Action to Strengthen the Recovery, September 21, 2014

Video, Press Conference by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, September 20, 2014

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, September 20-21, 2014, Cairns, Australia, September 17, 2014

G-20 Background Note, Growth-Friendly Fiscal Policy, September, 2014

G-20 Background Note, Budget Institutions in G-20 Countries, September, 2014

G-20 Background Note, Quantifying the Impact of G-20 Members' Growth Strategies, September, 2014

G-20 Background Note, Advancing the Work on Foreign Currency Exposures, September, 2014

G-20 Data Gaps Initiative, Implementation of the G-20 Data Gaps Initiative: Fifth Progress Report, Prepared by Staff of the IMF and the FSB Secretariat, September, 2014

Press Release, IMF Christine Lagarde Applauds G-20 Growth Agenda, February 23, 2014

Transcript, Press Conference by Christine Lagarde, February 23, 2014

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, February 22-23, 2014, Sydney, Australia, February 19, 2014

2013

Press Release, First Release of G-20 Consumer Price Index Shows Slowing Annual Inflation at 3.0 percent in August 2013, October 14, 2013

Press Release, Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the G-20 Leaders' Summit, September 6, 2013

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Leaders' Summit, September 5-6, 2013, St. Petersburg, Russia, September 5, 2013

G-20 Data Gaps Initiative, Implementation of the G-20 Data Gaps Initiative: Fourth Progress Report, Prepared by Staff of the IMF and the FSB Secretariat, September, 2013

G-20 Mutual Assessment Process (MAP), Update of Staff Sustainability Assessments, September, 2013 

Press Release, Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the G-20 Ministerial Meeting in Moscow, Russian version, July 20, 2013

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, July 19-20, 2013, Moscow, Russia, July 19, 2013

Press Release, G-20 Officials Welcome Progress in Implementing the G-20 Data Gaps Initiative, July 8, 2013

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, April 18-19, 2013, Washington, D.C., April 18, 2013

Press Release, Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on G-20 Ministerial Meeting in Moscow, February 16, 2013

Transcript, Press Briefing by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, February 16, 2013

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, February 15-16, 2013, Moscow, Russia, Annex, February 21, 2013

2012

Press Release, Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the G-20 Finance and Central Bank Governors' Meeting in Mexico City, November 5, 2012

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, November 4-5, 2012, Mexico City, Mexico, November 5, 2012

G-20 Data Gaps Initiative, Progress Report, September 30, 2012

Press Release, Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the G-20 Leaders' Summit in Los Cabos, June 19, 2012

G-20 Mutual Assessment Process (MAP), 2012 Staff Reports, June, 2012

Press Release, Joint Statement by the IMFC and the Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors on IMF Resources, April 20, 2012

Video, G-20/IMFC Press Conference Transcript, April 20, 2012

Press Release, Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on G-20 Ministerial Meetings in Mexico City, February 26, 2012

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Economic Prospects and Policy Changes), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, February 25-26, 2012, Mexico City, Mexico, February 25, 2012

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Economic Prospects and Policy Changes), Group of Twenty Deputies' Meetings, January 19-20, 2012, Mexico City, Mexico, January 20, 2012

2011

IMF Survey, Spotlight on G-20 as Mexico Takes Over Leadership, December 1, 2011

Press Release, Statement by IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde on the G-20 Cannes Summit, November 4, 2011

G-20 Mutual Assessment Process (MAP), 2011 Staff Reports, November, 2011

G-20 Background Note, Mobilizing Climate Finance, Prepared by Staff of the IMF, the IFC, the OECD, the Regional Development Banks, and the World Bank, November 4, 2011

G-20 Background Note (for Mobilizing Climate Finance), Market-Based Instruments for International Aviation and Shipping as a Source of Climate Finance, Prepared by Staff of the IMF, and the World Bank, November 4, 2011

G-20 Background Note (for Mobilizing Climate Finance), Promising Domestic Fiscal Instruments for Climate Finance, November 4, 2011

G-20 Background Note, Supporting the Development of More Effective Tax Systems, Prepared by Staff of the IMF, OECD, UN, and the World Bank, November 3, 2011

G-20 Background Note, Financial Stability Issues in Emerging Market and Developing Economies, Prepared by Staff of the IMF, FSB, and the World Bank, November 2, 2011

G-20 Background Note, Macroprudential Policy Tools and Frameworks: Progress Report to the G-20, Prepared by Staff of the IMF, BIS, and FSB, October 27, 2011

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, October 14-15, 2011, Paris, France, October 15, 2011

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Deputies' Meetings, July 9-10, 2011, Paris, France, July 9, 2011

G-20 Background Note, The Financial Crisis and Information Gaps: Implementation Progress Report, Prepared by Staff of the IMF and the FSB Secretariat, June 30, 2011

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, April 15, 2011, Washington, D.C., April 15, 2011

Transcript, Press Conference by Mr. Dominique Strauss-Kahn, February 19, 2011

IMF Survey, More Action Needed for Right Kind of Recovery, February 19, 2011

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, February 18-19, 2011, Paris, France, February 18, 2011

G-20 Background Note, Macroprudential Policy Tools and Frameworks, Prepared by Staff of the IMF, the FSB, and the BIS, February 14, 2011

2010

G-20 Mutual Assessment Process (MAP), IMF Staff Assessment of G-20 Policies, November 12, 2010

Press Release, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn Welcomes G-20 Leaders' Seoul Action Plan, November 12, 2010

IMF Survey, G-20 Ministers Agree 'Historic' Reforms in IMF Governance, October 23, 2010

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, October 22-23, 2010, Gyeongju, Korea, October 21, 2010

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Deputies' Meetings, September 4-5, 2010, Gwangju, Korea, September 4, 2010

G-20 Background Note, Financial Sector Taxation: The IMF's Report to the G-20 and Background Material, September 1, 2010

Press Release, IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn Welcomes G-20 Actions to Secure a Strong and Sustained Global Recovery, June 27, 2010

IMF Survey, G-20 Leaders Aim for Balanced Growth, Revival of Jobs, June 27, 2010

G-20 Mutual Assessment Process (MAP), Alternative Policy Scenarios for the Group of Twenty Leaders' Summit, June 26-27, 2010, Toronto, Canada, June 27, 2010

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, June 4-5, 2010, Busan, Korea, June 4, 2010

G-20 Background Note, The Financial Crisis and Information Gaps: Progress Report, Prepared by Staff of the IMF and the FSB Secretariat, May 31, 2010

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, April 23, 2010, Washington, D.C., April 23, 2010

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Deputies' Meetings, February 27, 2010, Seoul, Korea, February 27, 2010

2009

G-20 Mutual Assessment Process (MAP), The IMF's Role in the MAP, December 2, 2009

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Economic Prospects and Principles for Policy Exit), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, November 6-7, 2009, St. Andrews, United Kingdom, November 7, 2009

G-20 Background Note, The Financial Crisis and Information Gaps, Prepared by Staff of the IMF and the FSB Secretariat, October 29, 2009

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Leaders' Summit, September 24-25, 2009, Pittsburgh, United States, September 24, 2009

G-20 Background Note, Global Economy Beyond the Crisis: Framework for Sustainable Growth, September 24, 2009

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Economic Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Ministers and Deputies' Meetings, September 3-4, 2009, London, United Kingdom, September 3, 2009

G-20 Background Note, Global Economy Beyond the Crisis: Challenges Over the Medium Term, September 3, 2009

G-20 Background Note, Updated Stocktaking of the G-20 Responses to the Global Crisis: A Review of Publicly Announced Programs for the Banking System, September 3, 2009

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Effectiveness of Policy Response), Group of Twenty Deputies' Meetings, July 8, 2009, Basel, Switzerland, July 8, 2009

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Economic Policies and Prospects), Group of Twenty Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors' Meetings, March 13-14, 2009, London, United Kingdom, March 19, 2009

G-20 Background Note, Stocktaking of the G-20 Responses to the Global Banking Crisis, March 19, 2009

G-20 Surveillance Note (Global Prospects and Policy Challenges), Group of Twenty Deputies' Meetings, January 31-February 1, 2009, London, United Kingdom, February 5, 2009