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The IMF Financial Operations explains how the IMF fulfills its mission through its financial activities. It also provides background detail on the IMF’s financial statements for the 2014 financial year. The report describes measures taken in response to the global financial crisis of 2007–09 and institutional reforms aimed at ensuring that the IMF’s governance structure evolves in line with developments in the global economy, as well as reforms to the IMF’s income model. This is a thorough update of a previous report entitled Financial Organization and Operations of the IMF, first published in 1986 and last issued in 2001.

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IMF Financial Operations 2014

IMF Financial Operations 2014

October 2014



Chapter 1: Overview of the IMF as a Financial Institution

Chapter 2: Nonconcessional Financial Operations

Chapter 3: Financial Assistance for Low-Income Countries

Chapter 4: Special Drawing Rights

Chapter 5: The IMF’s Income Model

Chapter 6: Financial Risk Management

Appendix I: IMF Membership: Quotas, and Allocations and Holdings of SDRs

Appendix II: Special Voting Majorities for Selected Financial Decisions

Appendix III: Other administered Accounts

Appendix IV: Disclosure of Financial Position with the IMF in the Balance Sheet of a Member's Central Bank