IFI governance


World Bank – IMF annual meetings 2005

12 September 2005

Members of staff of the Bank and Fund, board members, development and finance ministers are gathered in Washington 23 – 25 September.

The formal agenda includes:

23 Sept: G24 ministers’ meeting and G7 finance ministers meeting
24 Sept: Opening plenary session;
International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) meeting: Global economy and financial markets, IMF support for low-income countries including discussion of the G8 debt deal, IMF strategic review
25 Sept: Development Committee: Africa action plan and debt relief,aid for trade, and progress reports on aid effectiveness, infrastructure, conditionality review, governance roadmap, PRS review, HIPC implementation and climate change
Closing plenary session

Development committee and IMFC documents www.imf.org/external/am/2005

Civil society dialogues organised by NGOs include:

  • Launch of Eurodad PSIA advocacy report
  • Trade-finance linkages in the lead up to Hong Kong
  • What future for World Bank conditionality
  • Democratic Republic of Congo: Post-conflict development and the Bank
  • User fees and health financing
  • Alternative macroeconomic policies for fighting HIV/AIDS

A comprehensive calendar of events, contact information for groups in Washington, and links to documents released by civil society are available on IFIwatchnet. www.ifiwatchnet.org