- International Monetary Fund
- Published Date:
- August 2004
GUIDELINES FOR FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVE MANAGEMENT
Prepared by the Staff of the International Monetary Fund
International Monetary Fund
© 2004 International Monetary Fund
Project editor: Archana Kumar
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[Guidelines for foreign exchange reserve management]—Washington, D.C.: International Monetary Fund, 2004.
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- I. What Is Reserve Management and Why Is It Important?
- II. Purpose of the Guidelines
- III. The Guidelines
- IV. Discussion of the Guidelines
The Guidelines for Foreign Exchange Reserve Management have been developed as part of a broader work program undertaken by the IMF to help strengthen the international financial architecture, to promote policies and practices that contribute to stability and transparency in the financial sector, and to reduce external vulnerabilities of member countries. The Guidelines parallel those for Public Debt Management that were developed by the IMF and the World Bank and released in March 2001.
In developing the Guidelines, IMF staff worked in close collaboration with reserve management entities from a broad group of member countries and international institutions in a comprehensive outreach process. The outreach process included regional meetings in Abu Dhabi, Basel, Gaborone, Mexico City, Singapore, and Washington, DC, to discuss earlier versions of the Guidelines. The practitioners’ insight that this process brought to the Guidelines has enabled the enunciation of broadly applicable principles as well as institutional and operational foundations that have relevance for members with a wide range of institutional structures at different stages of development.
The staff acknowledges and greatly appreciates the efforts of all who contributed to the successful completion of this project.