The Institute of International Finance, Inc. (IIF) is the world's only global association of financial institutions. It was created by 38 banks of leading industrialised countries in 1983 in response to the international debt crisis of the early 1980s."" in Economic and Social Survey of Asia and the Pacific, 2000. 27 April 2000. The IIF now serves its membership in three distinct ways:
Providing analysis and research to its members on emerging markets and other central issues in global finance.
Developing and advancing representative views and constructive proposals that influence the public debate on particular policy proposals, including those of multilateral agencies, and broad themes of common interest to participants in global financial markets.
Coordinating a network for members to exchange views and offer opportunities for effective dialogue among policymakers, regulators, and private sector financial institutions.