The International Monetary Fund has always been a controversial organisation. Seen as an oppressive instrument of developed economies by some, for others it offers the only realistic hope of financial equality in a complex world. In this remarkable program we go deep inside the IMF to discover just exactly what it does and how it does it. Filmed at the height of the 2009 global financial crises, we see just how a powerful, unified response can avert economic disaster. We also explore the rise of Asia, how the discovery of oil is affecting a low-income country in Africa, and the transition of a country in Eastern Europe from communism to a market economy.