21 March 2013
International Monetary Fund: Background and Issues for Congress
This report evaluates the purpose, membership, financing, and focus of the International Monetary Fund's (IMF) activities. It also discusses the role of Congress in shaping US policy at the IMF and concludes by addressing key issues, both legislative and oversight-related, that Congress may wish to consider, including the role of the IMF as a lender of last resort, the adequacy of IMF resources and the effectiveness of IMF surveillance.
Martin A Weiss