IFI governance


2009 World Bank-IMF annual meetings schedule

22 September 2009

Staff of the Bank and Fund, board members, development and finance ministers will gather in Istanbul, Turkey September 30 – October 7.

Official meetings

3 – 5 October
World Bank programme of seminars
3 October
G24 ministers meeting; G7 ministers meeting
4 October
International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC)
5 October
Development Committee meeting
6-7 October
Board of governors meetings

World Bank, civil society events

2 October
Orientation session; Strauss-Khan and Zoellick townhall
3 October
Human rights in the Bank; World Bank’s disclosure policy; WDR on climate change; extractive industry contract disclosure; impacts of the global financial crisis
4 October
Climate change, finance and the MDBs; Bank energy strategy; debt and gender; reforming development assistance; extractive industry contract disclosure; review of the IFC’s sustainability policy; IMF governance; impacts of the financial crisis on developing countries; IMF-Financial Stability Board early warning excercise
5 October
Consultation on IFC performance standards; iwomen’s empowerment; compliance mechanisms; global economic crisis and emerging markets; 15 years of Inspection Panel
6 October
Consultation on Bank environment strategy; fragile states; financial crisis response

Check our website for regular updates during and after the meetings.

For full details of events, contact information for groups in Istanbul for the meetings, and links to documents released by civil society, visit: