International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said that a very positive aspect of India's recent economic performance is that it avoided the worst of the Asian financial crisis, and growth has been maintained at a rate close to the average seen over the past decade. From a longer-term perspective, however, IMF said it feels it is important that India does not consider a growth rate of 5% to 6% to be the best that can be achieved. IMF feels that there is considerable scope for improving the allocation of resources through structural reforms, and also for increasing the rate of investment in the economy.