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Making Sense of SDRs

  • August 8, 2012

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  • 01:37

The Special Drawing Right, or SDR, is an international reserve asset created by the IMF to supplement official reserves of member countries. Once added to countries’ official reserves, SDRs can be exchanged for usable currencies like the US dollar.

  • Glenn Gottselig, External Relations Officer External Relations Department IMF