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The Governance of the International Monetary Fund

Ariel Buira

in Providing Global Public Goods

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780195157406
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199832965 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195157400.003.0010
 The Governance of the International Monetary Fund

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In view of its influence, it is of interest to consider to what extent the IMF's (International Monetary Fund) own governance meets the standards of transparency and accountability required to ensure the ownership of programmes by member countries, and the prudent and effective use of international public resources. This chapter takes up that question, and begins with an analysis of the IMF's power structure and of the issues raised by its current patterns of decision‐making.

Keywords: accountability; global public goods; International Monetary Fund; transparency; World Bank

Chapter.  8291 words. 

Subjects: Public Economics

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