Selected Decisions and Selected Documents of the IMF, Fortieth Issue -- Use of SDRs in Donations

Prepared by the Legal Department of the IMF
As updated as of April 30, 2019

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Special Drawing Rights: Additional Uses


In accordance with Article XIX, Section 2(c), the Fund prescribes that:

  • 1. A participant, by agreement with another participant, may donate SDRs to the other participant.

  • 2. Participants intending to donate or receive SDRs pursuant to this prescription shall inform the Fund of the amount of SDRs and the value date for the transfer.

  • 3. As required by Rule P-7 the parties to an operation pursuant to this prescription shall declare that the intended use of SDRs will be in accordance with this prescription.

  • 4. Transfers of SDRs pursuant to this prescription shall be made only upon the receipt by the Fund of instructions from the transferor and the transferee.

  • 5. The Fund shall record operations pursuant to this prescription in accordance with Rule P-9.

Decision No. 6437-(80/37) S,

March 5, 1980

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