Here's a very brief overview of what this important multilateral agency is all about.
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You mentioned the relative size of the World Bank at 10s of billions of USD. How does the IMF stack up?
Here's the latest (31st July 2012) financial statement from the IMF: http://www.imf.org/External/Pubs/FT/quart/2013fy/073112.pdf.
If I'm interpreting it correctly, the fund's assets amount to 454 billion dollars, of which 143 are outstanding credit and loans to nations in trouble. The biggest nation debtor is currently Greece with 29 billion dollar.