IFI governance


2008 World Bank-IMF spring meetings schedule

1 April 2008

Members of staff of the Bank and Fund, board members, development and finance ministers are gathered in Washington 12-13 April.

Official meetings

11 April
Meeting of G24 group of developing countries and G7 finance ministers
12 April
International Monetary and Financial Committee meeting
Tentative agenda: Global economic outlook; quota reform; progress reports on the activities of the IEO
13 April
Development Committee meeting
Tentative agenda: Poverty in low-income countries (particularly Africa), including achieving the MDGs, growth strategies, and higher commodity prices; Strategy for Bank engagement in fragile and post-conflict states; and further discussion on food and energy prices, voice and representation at the Bank.

World Bank, civil society events

9 April
Discussion of Karachaganak oil and gas field in northwestern Kazakhstan
10 April
Meeting with the Inspection Panel, use of country systems, implementing the anti-corruption strategy, CSOs and Bank training, the IFC in India
11 April
World Bank’s six strategic themes, IFC and IDA, review of the Bank’s CSO engagment, aid effectiveness, update on the CAO, macroeconomic consequences of climate change, water privatisation in Ecuador
12 April
Extractive industries revenue transparency, capital flows to low-income countries
13 April
World Bank/Bechtel investment in Ecuador’s water system

Check back for regular updates from the Bretton Woods Project during and after the meetings

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