IFI governance


Counter Summit Plans

15 January 1998

The world’s richest countries’ annual summit will take place in Birmingham, UK, this year from 15-17 May. The agenda, which will be discussed in detail at the Finance Ministers’ summit in London in February, is likely to include World Bank and IMF reform and funding.

In parallel with the main summit will run a Peoples’ Summit for organisations to discuss alternative views of economic, social and environmental developments. There will also be a mass action on the theme of unpayable third world debt.

Information from: Sara Murphy, New Economics Foundation, 1st Floor, Vine Court, 112-116 Whitechapel Road, London E1 1JE, UK, Tel: +44 171 377 5696,

Fax: +44 171 377 5720