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Civil Society Policy Forum

April 14-17, 2020

Washington, DC

MULTIMEDIA

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CSO views at 2019 Annual Meetings CSPF

Civil Society representatives share their experience at the 2019 Annual Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum

  • Click here for a statement on 2020 Spring Meetings

    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.

    The program includes:

    • an orientation session on the World Bank Group;
    • a roundtable discussion with World Bank Group Executive Directors;
    • a CSO Innovation Fair;
    • and CSO-organized, policy dialogue sessions that reflect the diversity of CSO policy concerns. These sessions will be selected from submissions from CSOs sent to us during a call for proposals, which is open until January 31, 2020.

    What are CSOs?

    CSOs include non-governmental organizations, community groups, labor unions, indigenous peoples movements, faith-based organizations, professional associations, foundations, think tanks, charitable organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations.  Representatives from the private sector, academia or governmental bodies must apply for accreditation through the "Guests" or other respective registration category as clarified on the main 2020 Spring Meetings website.

  • WORKING GROUP SELECTION
    In July of 2019, we announced the opening of the CSPF Working Group Election. The call for candidates to become members of the working group was held from August 22 to September 30, 2019. The voting process was open from October 18 through the 31.
    SELECTION CRITERIA 
    VOTING RESULTS

    WORKING GROUP MEMBERS
    The CSPF Working Group members will serve two-year terms, starting on January 1, 2020. You can find their biographies and terms of reference below. 
    CSPF WORKING GROUP 2020-2022 
    TERMS OF REFERENCE