World Bank and IMF governors will meet during the 2019 Spring Meetings in Washington DC from 12-14 April. The Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) will take place from 8-12 April. The Bretton Woods Project will provide analysis of the ministerial meetings’ communiqués, notes from CSPF seminars and more on BWP’s Dispatch page.
Key themes to be discussed include fragile states, climate change, the global debt crisis, the implications of automation, the implementation of the Bank’s Maximising Finance for Development approach and preparations for IDA19. It is expected that the crisis of multilateralism and international cooperation will feature as a cross-cutting topic within nearly all areas. Additional topics include the ongoing review of the Inspection Panel, the US Supreme Court decision on IFC’s immunity, the 75th anniversary of the Bretton Woods agreement, and the selection process of the World Bank president, which will be announced right before the Meetings.