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International Monetary Fund

IMF Managing Director Lagarde and World Bank President Kim visit Arahama elementary school (REUTERS/Yuriko Nakao).

Opinion

What Do the 2,400 People Who Work for the IMF Actually Do?

August 20, 2014, David Wessel

David Wessel looks at a new book detailing the day-to-day, on-the-ground work of employees of the International Monetary Fund.

  • Interview | Council on Foreign Relations

    Can Moscow Step Back From Ukraine?

    April 14, 2014, Steven Pifer

  • Interview | NPR

    March 9, 2014, Steven Pifer

  • In the News

    Ultimately, if we are going to have legitimacy of [the IMF and World Bank], if we are going to have future funding, contribution and buy-in by the wealthiest countries, which will continue to be emerging market economies, we need to see this kind of reform [of giving more voting power to emerging nations] take place.

    March 29, 2013, Bessma Momani , Voice of America
  • Interview | GlobalPost

    What's the Big Deal about Cyprus?

    March 20, 2013, Michael W. Klein

  • In the News

    Having spearheaded IMF reform efforts in the first place, the U.S. is now holding its completion back.

    March 11, 2013, Domenico Lombardi, Financial Times
  • In the News

    [Without U.S. approval] the whole effort to make the IMF a more accountable, more legitimate institution worldwide cannot really be fulfilled.

    February 15, 2013, Domenico Lombardi, Bloomberg
  • In the News

    The main risk for the IMF is that it comes to be seen as less relevant to the region [Southeast Asia], both in terms of the advice it has to offer and in its role as provider of a financial safety net.

    November 14, 2012, Eswar Prasad, Bloomberg
  • In the News

    The [International Monetary Fund's] executive board is really the policy-making body of the institution. If you have a stronger voice in the executive board, you end up affecting the policies and the program of the institution.

    October 14, 2012, Domenico Lombardi, Bloomberg
  • In the News

    In addition to accepting a much more diluted influence among the G-20, Japan needs to adjust to the reality of no longer being the single most important power in Asia.

    October 14, 2012, Domenico Lombardi, Wall Street Journal
  • Interview | CTV News

    Mass Protests in Greece Against Merkel

    October 9, 2012, Daniel V. Speckhard

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