Spring/Annual meetings

IFI governance

News

European CSO meeting with European executive directors to the World Bank

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.

24 September 2005

IFI governance

News

World Bank - IMF annual meetings 2005

Members of the staff of the Bank and Fund, board members, development and finance ministers are gathered in Washington 23 - 25 September.

12 September 2005

Finance

News

World Bank-IMF spring meetings 2005 report

Reports of official and civil society events in Washington around the spring meetings 2005.

17 April 2005

IFI governance

News

World Bank/IMF spring meetings schedule

Members of the staff of the Bank and Fund, board members, development and finance ministers are gathered in Washington 15 - 17 April.

10 April 2005

IFI governance

Background

Grants or Loans? The Full Debate

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.

6 October 2004 | Minutes

Environment

News

Town hall meeting between civil society and Bank Fund heads

Highlights from a meeting between Bank president Wolfensohn, Fund director Rato, South African finance minister Trevor Manuel, UK chancellor Gordon Brown, and NGOs.

5 October 2004

IFI governance

Background

CSO meeting with European Executive Directors

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.

4 October 2004 | Minutes

Conditionality

News

IMF role in low-income countries

Highlights of a Fund staff meeting with CSOs to discuss the role of the Fund in low-income countries.

4 October 2004

IFI governance

News

Mission unaccomplished: more reports, no new money

The World Bank-IMF annual meetings drew to a close with little or no progress made on any of the substantive issues.

4 October 2004

Rights

News

Annual meetings update: NGO press pass cancelled

A decision has been taken to discontinue the NGO press pass for the meetings, marking a serious step backwards in relations with civil society.

27 July 2004