In 2006 the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had 184 members. The IMF aims to ‘promote monetary cooperation’, ‘foster economic growth and high levels of employment’ and provide loans.
This map shows votes per territory in August 2006, prior to a vote redistribution. The most votes were cast by the United States, which had as many as the next three biggest voters combined; these were Japan, Germany and the United Kingdom. The total votes allocated to Central Africa were less than 1% of all votes; Southeastern Africa had just under 2% of all IMF votes. The redistribution of votes did not noticeably increase the share of African territories.