International Monetary Fund

IMF Seeks Views on Surveillance Reform

Last Updated: March 19, 2019

Key questions the paper strives to address on Surveillance:

  • Should Fund surveillance be emphasizing more the systemic –as opposed to domestic—effects of policies of major advanced and emerging market countries?
  • What would be the best way to do so? What kind of financial sector surveillance is needed to get to the root of risks emerging from the financial sector?
  • Should the Fund rethink its focus on individual countries as the main unit of analysis and devolve more attention to themes, sectors, networks interconnected countries, and large complex financial institutions?
  • In what other ways can the Fund improve its surveillance activities?


We request that comments be submitted by May 15th 2010, to allow their consideration for the review. Contributions can be sent through