Frequently Asked Questions -- With Answers
What is the IMF?

For a brief answer see the factsheet IMF at a Glance.

For more information see What is the IMF?

How do I contact the desk officer for a particular country?

If you are a journalist, contact the Media Relations Division: 202-623-7100; fax: 202-623-6772.

If you are not a journalist, contact Public Affairs Division: 202-623-7300; fax: 202-623-6278.

Can I have a tour of the IMF building?

We do not offer tours of the IMF building but the IMF Center is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Monday through Friday. It includes an auditorium, a bookstore/giftshop, and a permanent exhibit on the history of the international monetary system.

Graduate student groups and others interested in a one hour briefing on the work of the IMF may contact the Public Affairs Division at (202) 623-6867; fax (202) 623-6562.

Does the IMF offer scholarships?

The IMF, in cooperation with the governments of Australia and Japan, has been administering IMF Scholarship Programs for Asia since the 1990s. The objective of the programs is to enhance the financial and economic policymaking capacity of governments in Asia and the Pacific to promote high-quality and sustainable growth in the region. Form more information see Scholarship Programs

The World Bank also supports a number of research and study programs.