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What We Do

Serve as a global hub for knowledge on economic and financial issues
Share this knowledge with countries, helping to build effective policies and institutions

The IMF helps countries:

  • Raise public revenues
  • Modernize banking systems
  • Advise on legal frameworks
  • Enhance the reporting of macroeconomic and financial statistics
  • Improve economic analysis and forecasting
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How We Work

The IMF shares its knowledge with government institutions such as finance ministries and central banks through hands-on advice, training and peer-to-peer learning.

This is delivered to countries via:

  • Expert advice delivered in-country and from headquarters
  • Regional capacity development centers
  • In-person and online training
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Our Partners

Bilateral and multilateral partners finance about one half of the IMF’s capacity development efforts around the world. These partners include:

The Government of Japan: The biggest and longest-standing partner, contributing more than US$621 million since 1990, supporting programs and projects across more than 100 countries.
The EU: With a focus on helping developing countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the EU has contributed about US$200 million since 2009.
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