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IMF Capacity

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April 1, 2009

IMF lending capacity as a percent of cross border bank lending to developing countries has declined steadily over the past three decades. The global economic crisis has revealed the need for more funds. In response, G20 leaders agreed to increase the IMF’s lending capacity by $750 billion.

Original Chart: IMF Gross Capacity as a percentage of total cross border bank lending.

Mallaby: Supersize the IMF
Truman: Unfinished IMF Reform (VoxEU.org)

Landler: Rising Powers Challenge U.S. on Role in IMF
Economist: The IMF-More to Give
Peel: Political Will For IMF Reform Is Lacking

Update: G20 leaders agreed to increase the IMF’s lending capacity by $750 billion.

Pimlott: G20 Agrees $1,100bn To Fight Crisis
Fidler, Davis, Mollenkamp: World Leaders Agree on Global Response

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