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International Monetary Fund
Published Date:
September 2005
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Acronyms and abbreviations

AfDB

African Development Bank

AFRITAC

Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center

AMF

Arab Monetary Fund

AML/CFT

Anti-money-laundering/combating the financing of terrorism

APEC

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation

ASEAN

Association of South East Asian Nations

BCEAO

Central Bank of West African States

BIS

Bank for International Settlements

CAC

Collective action clause

CAEMC

Central African Economic and Monetary Community

CARTAC

Caribbean Regional Technical Assistance Center

CCA

Contingent claims approach

CFF

Compensatory Financing Facility

CIS

Commonwealth of Independent States

COFER

Composition of Official Foreign Exchange Reserves

CPIA

Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (World Bank)

CPIS

Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey

CSO

Civil society organization

DQAF

Data Quality Assessment Framework

DSBB

Dissemination Standards Bulletin Board

ECB

European Central Bank

ECCU

Eastern Caribbean Currency Union

ECOSOC

UN Economic and Social Council

ECOWAS

Economic Community of West African States

ECU

European currency unit

EFF

Extended Fund Facility

EMU

European Economic and Monetary Union

ENDA

Emergency Natural Disaster Assistance

EPCA

Emergency Post-Conflict Assistance

ERM, ERM2

European Monetary System's exchange rate mechanism

ESAF

Enhanced Structural Adjustment Facility

EU

European Union

FATF

Financial Action Task Force

FCC

Forward commitment capacity

FDI

Foreign direct investment

FSAP

Financial Sector Assessment Program

FSSA

Financial System Stability Assessment

FY

Financial year

GAB

General Arrangements to Borrow

GDDS

General Data Dissemination System

GDP

Gross domestic product

GFSR

Global Financial Stability Report

GNP

Gross national product

GRA

General Resources Account

HIPC

Heavily Indebted Poor Countries

IAIS

International Association of Insurance Supervisors

IAS

International Accounting Standard

ICFTU

International Confederation of Free Trade Unions

IDA

International Development Association (World Bank)

IEO

Independent Evaluation Office

IF

Integrated Framework

IFF

International Finance Facility

IFFIm

International Finance Facility for Immunization

IFI

International financial institution

IFRS

International Financial Reporting Standards

IFS

International Financial Statistics

IIF

Institute for International Finance

IMFC

International Monetary and Financial Committee

I-PRSP

Interim Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

ITD

International Tax Dialogue

JSA

Joint staff assessment

LIA

Lending into arrears

MDB

Multilateral Development Bank

MDG

Millennium Development Goal

METAC

Middle East Technical Assistance Center

MTBF

Medium-term budgetary framework

MTEF

Medium-term expenditure framework

NAB

New Arrangements to Borrow

NGO

Nongovernmental organization

NPV

Net present value

OAP

IMF's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

OBP

Office of Budget and Planning

OECD

Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

OED

Operations Evaluation Department (World Bank)

OFC

Offshore financial center

OIA

Office of Internal Audit and Inspection

OPEC

Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries

OTM

Office of Technical Assistance Management

PFTAC

Pacific Financial Technical Assistance Center

PIN

Public Information Notice

PPM

Post-program monitoring

PRGF

Poverty Reduction and Growth Facility

PRS

Poverty Reduction Strategy

PRSP

Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper

RAP

Resource Allocation Planning

RAP

Rights Accumulation Program

ROSC

Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes

SAF

Structural Adjustment Facility

SCA-1

First Special Contingent Account

SDA

Special Disbursement Account

SDDS

Special Data Dissemination Standard

SDMX

Statistical Data and Metadata Exchange

SDR

Special drawing right

SGP

Stability and Growth Pact (European Union)

SIMSDI

Survey of Implementation of Methodological Standards for Direct Investment

SRF

Supplemental Reserve Facility

SRP

Staff Retirement Plan

S&P

Standard and Poor's

TA

Technical assistance

TAIMS

Technical Assistance Information Management System

TIM

Trade Integration Mechanism

TRS

Time-reporting system

UN

United Nations

UNCTAD

UN Conference on Trade and Development

UNDP

United Nations Development Program

VAT

Value-added tax

WAEMU

West African Economic and Monetary Union

WCC

World Council of Churches

WCL

World Confederation of Labor

WEO

World Economic Outlook

WTO

World Trade Organization

Photography Page

Lynsey Addario/Corbis 13

Ivan Alvarado/Corbis 25

Seyllou Diallo/AFP photo 51

Gary John Norman/Panos Pictures 41

Padraic Hughes/IMF photo 44

Stephen Jaffe/IMF photo Cover, iv, x, 2, 18,

34, 70, 80, 94, 104

Jagadeesh/Corbis 10

Guy Mansfield/Panos Pictures 29

Jimmy McHugh/IMF photo 48

J.P. Moczulski/Corbis 6

Spencer Platt/Getty Images 38

Eugene Salazar/IMF photo 54

Srdjan Zivulovic/Corbis 72

The photographs that open the Overview and chapters show aspects of the IMF's work, both at its headquarters and in outreach activity in member countries.

ISSN 0250-7498 ISBN 1-58906-426-7

This report was compiled and edited by a staff team

led by Graham Hacche, deputy director of the IMF's

External Relations Department, and including, from the

department's Editorial and Publications Division,

Jeanette Morrison (division chief), Sandy Donaldson,

Asimina Caminis, and Alicia Etchebarne-Bourdin.

It was designed by Jorge Salazar and typeset by Choon

Lee, both from the Multimedia Services Division of the

IMF's Technology and General Services Department.

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