International Monetary Fund


IMF Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP)

About the Office for Asia and the Pacific (OAP)

Director: Chikahisa Sumi(Biographical Information

21st Floor, Fukoku Seimei Building
2-2-2 Uchisaiwai-cho
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011, Japan
Tel. (81) (3) 3597-6700 · Fax. (81) (3) 3597-6705

What We Do

As the Fund's window to the Asia and Pacific region, OAP assists in monitoring economic and financial developments in the region as well as progress in regional cooperation and integration. It seeks to help both enhance the understanding of the Fund and its policies in the region, and keep the Fund informed of regional perspectives on key issues. It also facilitates the implementation of Fund policies and initiatives through support of the work of IMF headquarters departments in the region. The presence of the Regional Office in Asia recognizes the substantial and growing importance of the region in the global economy.

OAP has the following key tasks:

  • Monitoring of regional developments;
  • Assessing progress and issues in regional integration/cooperation;
  • Outreach and capacity building; and
  • Facilitation of the work of IMF headquarters in the region

Asia Pacific Region Countries