The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an institution of the United Nations. The IMF's focus is chiefly on macroeconomic and financial sector issues. The IMF works to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
Information on IMF's activities and policies, as well as on its 185 member countries. Statistics, books, periodicals, working papers and country reports. World Economic Outlook Global Financial Stability Reports Regional Economic Outlook Statistics: International Financial Statistics (IFS), Balance of Payments Statistics (BOPS), Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS), Government Finance Statistics (GFS).
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank are institutions in the United Nations system. They share the same goal of raising living standards in their member countries. Their approaches to this goal are complementary, with the IMF focusing on macroeconomic issues and the World Bank concentrating on long-term economic development and poverty reduction. (downloaded August 12, 2014 from https://www.imf.org/external/np/exr/facts/imfwb.htm)