The IMF and World Bank Spring meetings covered a range of issues from education to international insolvency mechanisms.
Ministers at the Spring Meetings agreed that the IMF should not, except in “exceptional circumstances” provide large bailouts to countries in financial crises.
The controversy over refinancing the World Bank’s IDA arm was not resolved at the Bank/Fund Spring Meetings.
The World Bank/IMF Spring meetings are taking place in Washington DC on 20-21 April.
The World Bank has pledged to “intensify its trade-related activities” by increasing its research, training and advocacy at global and country levels.
The Bretton Woods Project website will feature summaries and analysis of issues and background papers in preparation for and during the annual meetings.
A meeting, organised by Bretton Woods Project and Heinrich B
During the Spring Meetings NGOs had a disappointing meeting with Joanne Salop, Vice President for Operations Policy and Strategy.
At their Spring Meetings the IMF and World Bank outlined plans to carry out social impact analyses when designing macroeconomic and structural reforms.
The global economic slowdown and donor countries’ differing views on what to do about it, pushed issues related to the world’s poorest nations to the sidelines of public debate on this year’s spring meetings of the IMF and World Bank.