As part of the surveillance of the members' economies The International Monetary Fund (IMF) carry out the so-called article IV Consultations. The consulations analyse the country's economic development and the economic policy. For Denmark consultations are held every second year. At the end of the consultation the IMF publish a Concluding Statement and after app. three months a report is presented to IMFs Executive Board for discussion. Subsequently, the report and any supplementary analyses are published.
In view of the financial crisis in Asia in 1997-98 the surveillance of the financial systems has been stepped up. The objective is to improve the opportunities to identify possible vulnerabilities in the financial systems, so as to enhance resilience to new crises on the international financial markets. At the core of the IMF's financial surveillance is the Financial Sector Assessment Program, FSAP, under which the IMF reviews and assesses the financial systems of the individual member country. Participation in the FSAP is voluntary, but so far 3/4 of the IMF's member countries have requested FSAPs. For Denmark, the assessment took place in 2006 and the IMFs overall report - the so called Financial System Stability Assessment - as well as the detailed assessments and technical notes have been made public, see below.
Report for IMF's 2012 Article IV Consultation with Denmark
IMF's Selected Issues on Denmark 2012
IMF's Concluding Statement on Denmark 5 November, 2012
IMF's Concluding Statement interim visit 12-14 October 2011
Previous reports and analysis from IMF