IFI governance


World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2007

5 October 2007

Members of staff of the Bank and Fund, board members, development and finance ministers will be in Washington for the annual meetings, 19 – 22 October.

Civil society dialogues with the IFIs Organised by NGOs from 17 – 22 October, discussion topics will include low-income country representation in the IMF and WB, gender and the IFIs, clean energy and climate change, forestry and many others. For a full, up-to-date calendar, contact information for individuals in Washington, and links to documents released by civil society, see www.ifiwatchnet.org

Official meetings agenda

19 Oct
G24 ministers’ meeting and G7 finance ministers’ meetings; Programme of Seminars; Town Hall meeting with CSOs
20 Oct
International Monetary and Financial Committee: Global economy and financial markets; IMF strategic review with a focus on governance reforms
21 Oct
Development Committee: Long-term strategy; IDA and aid effectiveness; clean energy investment framework
22 Oct
Plenary sessions

Development Committee and IMFC documents: www.imf.org/external/am/2007

Global Week of Action on Debt

From 14 to 21 October debt campaigners in over 30 countries will be taking part in a range of activities to highlight the ongoing debt crisis. With World Poverty Day on 17 October campaigners will be calling on political leaders to tackle the debt burden that still paralyses poor countries.