The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Has Failed To Exercise Effectively Its Intended Role
NEW YORK (RichTVX.com) — With the war in Ukraine spinning out of control, people are regressing to stable pillars. One of these stable pillars should be the International Monetary Fund (IMF), but as we all know by now, hope dies at last. This fact shouldn’t be too surprising to anyone who knows how the inner IMF structure works. In the spirit of one of the summer’s biggest scandals, last Tuesday, the IMF published the latest update of its World Economic Outlook. The IMF is the principal multilateral institution responsible for global economic prosperity and financial stability. The Fund is the linchpin of the evolving international financial architecture and a central organ of global governance. Today, the legitimacy of the IMF is questioned after the IMF revised up its economic projections for Russia, its assessment is fiercely called into question. Yale University‘s Jeffrey Sonnenfeld accused the International Monetary Fund of “naïve, if not reckless, parroting Vladimir Putin’s propaganda“. Finally! Now we can (hopefully) get that the IMF´s mission and relevance to many of its members to be discussed, even after the IMF justified his Russia projections, claiming now “that there is an unusually high level of uncertainty“. It is perceived by many to have failed to exercise its appropriate, assigned role as umpire of the international monetary system; no wonder the International Monetary Fund faces an identity crisis. Professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld accused the IMF of „dangerous, if not even poisonous statements“ which, according to him, are unjustifiable under the auspices of the IMF. “Presuming them to be honest, the wizards at the IMF were, perhaps, too busy with their summer vacations to genuinely perform any analytical work and merely accepted Putin’s propaganda naively and accepted the unexamined inconsistent misleading Russian statistics,“ he said. Yale professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, his colleague Steven Tian and the Yale research team are maintaining a roster of corporate responses to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
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“Despite damaging Western sanctions imposed on Moscow in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine, Russia’s economy appears to be weathering the storm better than expected as it benefits from high energy prices,” the International Monetary Fund said last Tuesday. Well, blessed is the one who believes the IMF statement. What will the IMF try to sell us next? The ignorance and indifference of the IMF bureaucracy is infinite. Frankly, the thought of the International Monetary Fund as Vladimir Putin’s propaganda instrument is awful. The response to IMF´s economic projections for Russia has been immediate and heated. We all agree by now that a consensus on the role of the International Monetary Fund and the scope of its activities in the 21st century is needed to achieve this objective. The IMF has failed to exercise effectively its intended role as steward of the international monetary system. Consequently the Fund, once the preeminent institution of multilateral international financial cooperation, faces the current identity crisis. It will require the great strength of a Hercules to restore the International Monetary Fund to its prior position as a highly respected international monetary institution. But one of the things we also know is that, naturally, the International Monetary Fund management isn’t too thrilled with this idea. Effective reform of the Fund must encompass many aspects of the International Monetary Fund ‘s activities — where it should become less as well as more involved. During the past decades, many changes in the international financial architecture and in the International Monetary Fund ‘s operations have been put in place. Those reforms have not been sufficient to restore the International Monetary Fund ‘s luster at the center of today’s international monetary and international financial system. Successful reform of the International Monetary Fund must engage the full spectrum of the policies of the United States of America, the only way to ensure that Russia cannot exert any influence.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an international financial institution, headquartered in Washington, D.C., consisting of 190 countries. Its stated mission is “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.” Formed in 1944, started on 27 December 1945, at the Bretton Woods Conference primarily by the ideas of Harry Dexter White and John Maynard Keynes, it came into formal existence in 1945 with 29 member countries and the goal of reconstructing the international monetary system. It now plays a central role in the management of balance of payments difficulties and international financial crises. Countries contribute funds to a pool through a quota system from which countries experiencing balance of payments problems can borrow money. As of 2016, the fund had XDR 477 billion (about US$667 billion).
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Through the fund and other activities such as the gathering of statistics and analysis, surveillance of its members’ economies, and the demand for particular policies, the IMF works to improve the economies of its member countries. The organization’s objectives stated in the Articles of Agreement are: to promote international monetary co-operation, international trade, high employment, exchange-rate stability, sustainable economic growth, and making resources available to member countries in financial difficulty. IMF funds come from two major sources: quotas and loans. Quotas, which are pooled funds of member nations, generate most IMF funds. The size of a member’s quota depends on its economic and financial importance in the world. Nations with greater economic significance have larger quotas. The quotas are increased periodically as a means of boosting the IMF’s resources in the form of special drawing rights.
The current managing director (MD) and Chairwoman of the IMF is Bulgarian economist Kristalina Georgieva, who has held the post since October 1, 2019. Indian-American economist Gita Gopinath, who previously served as Chief Economist, was appointed as First Deputy Managing Director, effective January 21, 2022. Pierre-Olivier Gourinchas replaced Gopinath as Chief Economist on January 24, 2022.