Executive Directors welcomed the opportunity to complete the review of the Fund’s Policy on Multiple Currency Practices (MCPs). They observed that MCPs can be distortionary, create unfair competitive advantage among countries, and hamper trade and investment, particularly over the medium and long term. They agreed that the MCP policy should remain a cornerstone of the Fund’s legal and policy framework to ensure orderly exchange arrangements and a stable system of exchange rates. They welcomed the adjustments to the policy to reflect developments since the last review in the 1980s so that it does not discourage good practices in FX markets and is better aligned with the Fund’s other policies (including the policy on exchange restrictions and the Institutional View on the Liberalization and Management of Capital Flows (IV)), while ensuring that it continues to address policy actions that are considered impermissible under the new policy.
International Monetary Fund. Strategy, Policy, & Review Department
This note provides operational guidance for the use of the Sovereign Risk and Debt Sustainability Framework (SRDSF), which replaces the Debt Sustainability Framework for Market Access Countries. The SRDSF introduces improvements in organization, methodology, transparency, and communication when analyzing public debt issues in countries that mainly finance themselves with market-based debt. After its phased adoption beginning [June 2022], it will become the Fund’s principal tool for assessing public debt sustainability.
International Monetary Fund and International Monetary Fund. Finance Dept.
This paper seeks Executive Board approval of an amendment to Rule O-1 of the IMF’s Rules and Regulations, which specifies the currency amounts in the SDR valuation basket In accordance with Decision No. 17247-(22/44), adopted May 11, 2022, on the method of valuation of the SDR and Decision No. 16033-(16/17), adopted July 20, 2016 on the guidelines for the calculation of currency amounts in the SDR valuation basket, the amounts of each currency included in the SDR valuation basket, effective August 1, 2022, have been determined. These currency amounts are calculated in accordance with long-standing principles of continuity and stability of the SDR value in terms of currencies. The calculations ensure that on the transition day (today), the value of the SDR in U.S. dollars is the same under the new and the prevailing SDR valuation baskets. Moreover, at the average exchange rates for the three-month period ending today (May 2 through July 29, 2022), the share of each currency in the value of the SDR corresponds to the weight approved by the IMF Executive Board on May 11, 2022.