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World Bank-IMF annual meetings 2017 – programmes and schedules

30 September 2017

  1. Annual Meetings Programmes and Schedules
  2. Background on the special committees meetings during Annuals
  3. Official reports and publications

1. Programmes and Schedules

Annual Meetings can be a hectic time in Washington DC, with a variety of different meetings and events taking place across different schedules. To help navigate what is happening during Annual Meetings please find some of the main programmes and schedules below.

  • Governors of the World Bank and IMF gather in Washington DC from 13 to 15 October 2017.
  • Official Annual Meetings programme with events organised on a variety of subjects by the World Bank and IMF from 9 to 13 October 2017. Some events are streamed and video links can befound here for the World Bank events and here for IMF events.
  • The Civil Society Policy Forum will take place from 9 to 13 October, with a range of events organized by Civil Society, see the CSPF programme here.
  • For notes from meetings, minutes and recordings of sessions attended by the Bretton Woods Project, background information and more check this page.

2. Background on the special committees meeting during Annuals

  • IMFC
  • Development Committee
  • G24
  • G20

International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC)

The IMFC is the direction-setting body of finance ministers for the IMF. The communiqué of the IMFC sets out the consensus position about the direction of the Fund and reform, and usually comes out the Saturday of the Annual Meetings.

Development Committee

The Development Committee is a joint committee of the boards of governors of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (Bank), which is meant to advise the Bank and the IMF on critical development issues and the resources needed to promote economic development. The Development Committee communiqué sets the direction for the Bank in the coming six months.

Intergovernmental Group of Twenty Four (G24)

The G24 is a grouping of some of the most influential developing countries in the World Bank and IMF. It includes G20 countries such as India, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, and South Africa, and also Egypt, Iran, Nigeria, Venezuela, as well as a number of other countries. The G24 communiqué is traditionally the first statement of the meetings.

Intergovernmental Group of Twenty (G20)

The G20 is a grouping of some of the largest economies in the world, accounting for around 85 per cent of the gross world product. Finance ministers and central bank governors of the group meet four times a year, including during Spring and Annual Meetings in Washington. The official G20 communiqué has become very important because agreements at the G20 carry enough weight to be pushed through the agendas of the IFI policy setting bodies.

  • G20 Members List; Fall 2017
  • The G20 did not produce a communique during Annual Meetings. See this Star article on G20 statements made at a press conference during Annual Meetings 2017.

3. Official reports and publications

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