The Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) has become an integral part of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Spring and Annual Meetings, providing an open space for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to dialogue and exchange views with World Bank Group and IMF staff, their peers, government delegations, and other stakeholders on a wide range of topics, including efforts to tackle poverty reduction, boost shared prosperity, secure financial stability, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth around the world.
This spring, the CSPF convened in Washington DC from Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 15, 2016. The CSPF follows an inclusive and participatory approach. The program included an orientation session on the World Bank Group, a roundtable with World Bank Group Executive Directors, a CSO reception with senior management of both institutions, and about 40, mainly CSO-organized, policy dialogue sessions that reflected the diversity of CSO policy concerns.
These policy dialogue sessions - selected from submissions sent to us during a call for proposals that ran from February 1 to 26, 2016 - was be open to all participants who have registered for the 2016 Spring Meetings.
CSO registration for the 2016 Spring Meetings and the CSPF closed on April 1, 2016. Learn more about CSO registration.
Please note that the IMF and the World Bank are in the process of modernizing and updating processes for the Policy Forum – see call for feedback. We hope to finalize this process by the 2016 Annual Meetings.
If you have any questions about the CSPF or regarding Civil Society Participation in the 2016 Spring Meetings, please e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org (World Bank) or NGOliaison@IMF.org (IMF).
Last Updated: Apr 21, 2016