CSO Townhall meeting Istanbul, 2 October 2009
Minutes||8 October 2009|
Dominique Strauss-Kahn, IMF managing director
Zoellick - these meetings will focus on: food security; a special IDA window for shocks; safety nets and emergency finance; voice and representation; climate change in relation to the World Development Report
DSK - things are improving but we shouldn't go for exit strategies yet; the IMF is changing too to match the challenges; we should all be careful not to be protectionist
Discussion and Questions
Questioner - need parity of voice of developing countries at World Bank, but that has to mean middle and low income countries, not including Singapore, or South Korea
Questioner - I met Mr. Zoellick 3 years ago and told you we didnt want your project in our town in Russia, there project has no support locally, I have a document and CD with petitions and evidence, why do you still pursue this project?
Questioner - what role does the World Bank see for CSOs? How can we cooperate?
Questioner - there is a climate crisis and we need a deal at Copenhagen, what role will World Bank play to secure agreement, what will the World Bank do to help?
Questioner - Zoellick called for 0.7% percent of stimulus as aid, how has the response been to this call? Are you really going to be able to triple lending?
Questioner - the most vulnerable are those with disabilities, what work do you have on the disabled?
Questioner - there are many crises, for example food, can't donors contribute 1% of budgets
Questioner - the crisis is impacting workers, what will you do on employment and labour; and programmes for youth?
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