International Monetary Fund (IMF)

What is International Monetary Fund (IMF)?

International Monetary Fund (IMF) meaning

established – 22 July 1944; effective – 27 December 1945


aim – to promote world monetary stability and economic development; a UN specialized agency


members – (188) includes all UN member countries except Andorra, Cuba, North Korea, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Nauru; plus Kosovo; note – includes the following dependencies or areas of special interest: China (Hong Kong and Macau), Netherlands (Aruba, Curacao, Sint Maarten)



reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017.