International Monetary Fund
House of Lords
Lord Sassoon (Commercial Secretary, HM Treasury; Conservative)
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) lends money to countries based on their individual needs. The IMF currently has over 50 lending programmes in place around the world. Any requests from member countries for IMF assistance are considered by the IMF Executive Board, of which the UK is a member, on a case-by-case basis.
Further details of IMF lending and conditionality policy can be found at: http://www.imf.org/external/about/lending.htm.