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About the IMF
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 187 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

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|International Monetary Fund                                                   |
|[pic]                                                                         |
|Official logo for the IMF                                                     |
|Formation               |Adopted: July 22, 1944 (1944-07-22) (67 years ago)   |
|                         |Entered into force: December 27, 1945 (1945-12-27)   |
|                         |(66 years ago)                                       |
|Type                     |International Economic Organization                 |
|Headquarters             |Washington, D.C.                                     |
|                         |United States                                       |
|Membership               |185 nations (founding); 187 nations (to date)       |
|Official languages       |English, French, and Spanish                         |
|Managing Director       |Christine Lagarde                                   |
|Main organ               |Board of Governors                                   |
|Website                 |www.imf.org                                         |


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international organization that was conceived on July 22, 1944 and came into existence on December 27, 1945 when 29 countries signed the agreement[1]. It originally had 45 members. The IMF's stated goal was to stabilize exchange rates and assist the reconstruction of the world’s international payment system. Countries contributed money to a pool from which countries with...

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