INTERNATIONAL BANK FOR RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT:
The main function of the IBRD is of long-term capital assistance to its member-countries for their reconstruction and development.
The IMF and the World Bank Work in Tandem
World Bank BOP support is not available without a Fund programme, while a Fund programme cannot be finalised without the prior negotiation of BOP support from the World Bank and from bilateral donors to fill the programmed 'resource gap'. The bilateral do not commit funds until negotiations with the World Bank have been concluded. Whereas the Fund sets the macro-economic guidelines and targets of a programme, the World Bank imposes a long list of neo-liberal micro-economic policy reforms on the borrowing country.