Sweden's Heikensten on the IMF

In the speech 'The IMF - Mandate, means and governance in a changing world' given on 8 June Lars Heikensten of the Sveriges Riksbank said the IMF's overall objective is still valid and its instruments for reaching this objective - surveillance, lending and technical assistance - are, in general, functional and effective, in theory.

"In practice, however, many of the IMF's member countries do not allow the Fund to play the role that it could have. The IMF has untapped potential, not least in

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