Developing countries need to increase their tax take, and maintain stable economic conditions, in order to reduce poverty. SIMF will help developing countries to do this by funding the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to deliver policy advise and capacity development to key government institutions in a range of developing countries. IMF technical assistance will improve revenue administration, public financial management, fiscal and monetary policy, and other areas of economic policy. Assistance will be provided through 6 IMF projects, listed as components of the programme. SIMF will work to enable Governments' to improve their tax income, budgeting and growth rates, and support an eventual transition away from aid.