IMF International Monetary Fund

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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an UN institution providing policy advice and financing to members in economic difficulties and also works with developing nations to help them achieve macroeconomic stability and reduce poverty.

Established in December 1945, the IMF has a membership of 186 countries. The IMF tracks global economic trends and performance, and purports to ensure stability in the international system.

Since 1995, the IMF under limited circumstances provides emergency assistance to countries afflicted by armed conflicts, if sufficient capacity for planning and policy implementation nevertheless exists but the development has been hindered by the conflict.

Women, Peace and Security

In every IMF Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper at national level there are sections especially concerned with women's development and gender equality. Also under the tap "other documents" there are gender related reports from IMF. Except for that, according to PeaceWomen's research, IMF has not published any specific action plans on Women, Peace and Security. 

Source: IMF

Contact information

For more information, please visit the official IMF website.