The International Monetary Fund groups 188 countries; its aim is to secure financial stability.
One of the organization's stated objectives is making financial resources available to member countries to meet balance of payments needs. The IMF therefore plays an important role in solving the crises of countries threatened by bancruptcy. Its headquarters are in Washington, D.C., United States, it current managing director is Christine Lagarde, a former French finance minister. This page collates recent DW coverage concerning Lagarde and the IMF.
Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is likely new WTO chief +++ Somalia fails to meet deadline for its long-awaited presidential election +++ DR Congo's Tshesikedi takes over AU chair from South Africa's Ramaphosa +++ Zambia holds talks with IMF to secure loan +++South Africa suspends AstraZeneca vaccines