The stated objectives of the Organization are the promotion of international economic cooperation, international trade, employment and exchange rate stability, including by providing financial resources to member countries to meet balance of payments needs. IMF members have access to information on the economic policies of all member countries, the ability to influence the economic policies of other members, technical assistance in banking, tax, and stock exchange matters, financial assistance in times of payment difficulties, and increased trading and investment opportunities. Voting rights at the IMF are based on a quota system. Each member has a number of “basic votes” (the number of basic votes of each member is equivalent to 5.502% of the total votes) plus one additional vote for each special drawing right (SDR) of 100,000 of a member state`s quota. The Special Drawing Right is the IMF`s unit of account and constitutes a monetary right. . . .