The financial crisis has entailed a large increase in the demand for loans from the International Monetary Fund. This has in turn led to a need to reinforce the IMF’s resource base. To meet this need, the European Council decided in spring 2009 that the EU member states should provide temporary loans to a total of EUR 75 billion to the IMF. The Riksbank has recently drafted an agreement to lend EUR 2.47 billion to the IMF. This amount was calculated on the basis of Sweden's share of the total capital contribution to the IMF.
For further details on the agreement, please see the IMF’s website.