Civil society representatives from over twelve European countries, as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and a parliamentarian from Malawi, met with World Bank executive directors from the European region in what has become a staple event in the annual meetings diary.
Members of the staff of the Bank and Fund, board members, development and finance ministers are gathered in Washington 23 - 25 September.
Reports of official and civil society events in Washington around the spring meetings 2005.
Members of the staff of the Bank and Fund, board members, development and finance ministers are gathered in Washington 15 - 17 April.
The session considered the arguments surrounding the provision of grants or loans by IDA. It considered the recent call by President Bush for the World Bank and other development banks to provide more of their funds to the poorest countries as grants, in recognition of the pivotal role that grants play in providing prudent financing for pressing development needs.
Highlights from a meeting between Bank president Wolfensohn, Fund director Rato, South African finance minister Trevor Manuel, UK chancellor Gordon Brown, and NGOs.
Note from meeting in Washington between European IFI network and European EDs as part of the civil society programme of the World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings 04.
Highlights of a Fund staff meeting with CSOs to discuss the role of the Fund in low-income countries.
The World Bank-IMF annual meetings drew to a close with little or no progress made on any of the substantive issues.
A decision has been taken to discontinue the NGO press pass for the meetings, marking a serious step backwards in relations with civil society.