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date: 15 September 2019

IMF (International Monetary Fund) 

A Dictionary of Contemporary World History

Christopher Riches,

Jan Palmowski

One of the central institutions to emerge in 1945 from the *Bretton Woods Conference, it was designed to stabilize the international economy. Its central tasks were defined as economic surveillance, financial assistance, and technical assistance. The IMF could help member countries which faced a liquidity or balance‐of‐payments crisis, through the provision of short‐term loans. Its role changed significantly with the onset of ... ...

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