Speaking at the close of the IMF's spring meetings with the World Bank, Lagarde said central bankers spoke of the need to be accountable to the public as well as transparent in their decision making and to communicate their policies clearly.
"All of them were saying we need these three components to be credible and in order to deliver on our mandate," she said.
"Independence has served them well over the course of time and hopefully will continue to do so," she added.
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