The global financial crisis and its effects on the international monetary funds
This paper aims to analyze the innovations introduced in the functions of the
International Monetary Fund in the context of the 2008 economic and financial crisis.
This promoted an action that aimed to strengthen the surveillance function through the
adoption of the Integrated Surveillance. Thus, alongside the traditional conditionality based
on an a posteriori implementation of adequate economic policies, a criterion of ex ante
conditionality in the precautionary branches was also introduced or based on the economic
characteristics of the country to be financed. Concerning traditional conditionality, it will
be asked whether the IMF has adopted a less extensive approach than its role.
JEL Classification: E42; F02; F42; G20.
Keywords: IMF exchange rate governance reform surveillance function