International Monetary Fund

The IMF is viewed as one of the world’s most authoritative sources for economic information, analysis and harmonized statistics.  

IMF eLibrary

The IMF eLibrary delivers the IMF’s publications, research, analytical papers, reports, and data as a one-stop resource for IMF content. Your institution will get unrestricted access to more than 17,000 publications and more than a million data series – all the books, flagship reports, journals, country reports and working papers; with an archive to 1945.

  • AREAER (Annual Report on Exchange Restrictions and Exchange Arrangements)

– Exclusive database on exchange and trade rules for every member country

– 15 years of searchable content

– Custom query tool that allows comparisons of policies by country and time period

– Complete full text archive of reports from first year of publication in 1950

  • Content for business, international affairs, environmental studies and global policy research

–Microsites on BRICs and key topics such as Inclusion and Growth

– Environment and Climate site and Forum with IMF experts

– Increased coverage of governance, trade and poverty reduction

-Video, infographics and podcasts for summarized, accessible content

– Collapse and Revival, a multimedia publication on the dynamics of recessions and recoveries

  • Statistical Print

-Electronic versions of the monthly, quarterly and Yearbook updates for International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payments, Direction of Trade, Government Finance

-Archives allow point in time comparison and shelf space savings

You will find no more trusted or respected authority on global economic information and thought leadership. Various electronic formats, full-text searching, citation and sharing tools, and more will make the site a valuable asset in your own work.

About the IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.  Created in 1945, the IMF is governed by and accountable to the 188 countries that make up its near-global membership.

The IMF’s fundamental mission is to ensure the stability of the international monetary system. It does so in three ways: keeping track of the global economy and the economies of member countries; lending to countries with balance of payments difficulties; and giving practical help to members.