Standards assessment puts pressure on IMF budget

The IMF's new role assessing how well member countries meet standards fordata dissemination, monetary and fiscal transparency, and bankingsupervision is starting to put pressure on the Fund's budget according to aself-evaluation released by the Fund on Mar 6, 2001.

For two years the Fund, working with the World Bank, has been conductingassessment of how well member countries meet certain internationalfinancial standards. To date the Fund and bank have completed 83 suchreports on the observati