Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF. Image: International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde, head of the IMF. Image: International Monetary Fund

Christine Lagarde said the measures add momentum to the campaign to tackle tax avoidance and tax evasion. She said: "The IMF very strongly welcomes and supports this new momentum to fight corruption and tax evasion. We need to think outside the box and to that end, we at the IMF will question whether the technical assistance that we provide to anti-money laundering and to counter-terrorism financing can be better leveraged to identify what more is needed in terms of implementation."