Vice President Lynette Karenyi-Kore is attending the IMF/World Bank Annual Meetings which are being held in Washington, D.C. from Monday, October 14, through Sunday, October 20. These are a series of different meetings. This is a great honour for the MDC to be recognised and welcomed to participate in these meetings. There are also participants from Zimbabwe’s financial institutions in attendance.
At the heart of the Annual Meetings are the Annual Meetings plenary session, the joint World Bank Group/IMF Development Committee, and the IMF International Monetary and Financial Committee, where progress on the work of the institutions is discussed.
Other featured events will include regional briefings, press conferences, and fora focused on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial markets.
The Meetings are attended by approximately 2,800 delegates from IMF/World Bank member countries, 350 observer organization representatives and 800 members of the press. Approximately 550 accredited civil society members also participate in the Meetings.
Observers organisations are the representatives of international, regional and economic organizations that are invited by the World Bank Group and IMF to attend the Meetings and participate in the proceedings.
The Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) provides an open opportunity for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to dialogue and exchange views with the Bank and Fund staff, their peers, government delegations, and other stakeholders. The forum is composed of sessions on a wide range of topics, which are open to all Annual Meetings attendees.
The World Bank Group President David Malpass will engage with representatives of Civil Society Organizations from around the world in an interactive townhall event where he will discuss with civil society a wide range of development topics that highlight the Bank’s work to reduce poverty, boost shared prosperity, secure financial stability, and promote sustainable economic growth.
These platforms give an opportunity to the MDC Party to engage with the IMF/World Bank officials to articulate party policies as well as networking opportunities with other participants from around the globe to share and learn best practice.