The World Bank/IMF Spring meetings are taking place in Washington DC on 20-21 April.
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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 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.
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.
Prepared for the World Bank-IMF Spring meetings 2001, a short analysis of the World Bank’s understanding of the global public goods and which areas it plans to concentrate on.
Bank president James Wolfensohn surprised NGOs at the annual meetings by suggesting that he would consider establishing a new world commission to look into concerns about the oil, gas and mining industries.
At the Annual Meetings South African Finance Minister, Trevor Manuel, demanded a more powerful voice for developing countries.