The 2019 Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund will be convened in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 12, and will close on Sunday, April 14. The Spring Meetings will feature the joint World Bank Group/IMF Development Committee and the IMF International Monetary and Financial Committee plenary sessions, which discuss progress on the work of the institutions. Other events begin on Monday, April 8, such as seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial markets.
In addition to the Development Committee and International Monetary and Finance Committee events, the World Bank Group and the IMF organize and host a number of related meetings of groups of country delegations, such as the G-20, G-24, Commonwealth, BRICS, the Program of Events, the Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) and other events beginning on Monday, April 8. Unless listed as an “open” event, admission to meetings is restricted by registration category, credentials, and/or invitations.
The full schedule will be posted online in March 2019.
Open, Open to Press, or By Invitation Only
- Open: The Program of Events (Seminars) and Civil Society Policy Forum (with the exception of the CSO Roundtable) are open to all registered Spring Meetings participants and invited World Bank Group/IMF staff.
- Open to Press: Press Events and Regional/Economic briefings are aimed at the media, and only Press may attend. The schedule can be filtered to view Press events.
- By Invitation Only: Meetings related to official World Bank Group/IMF business, Ministerial Meetings, Roundtable Discussions, and High-Level fora, are by invitation only. Smaller business meetings (such as partners’ meetings and technical briefings) will be held throughout the venues and are not intended for, nor open to, all registered Spring Meetings participants.
Program of Events
This program constitutes events taking place from Monday through Sunday focused on key institutional priority topics. The Program of Events will run from Monday, April 8, through Sunday, April 14.
Civil Society Policy Forum
The Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) provides an open opportunity for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to dialogue and exchange views with the WBG and IMF 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 Spring Meetings attendees.