The 2020 Spring Meetings and related events will take place in Washington, D.C. from Monday, April 13, through Sunday, April 19.

The 2020 Spring Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group and related events will take place in Washington, D.C., from Monday, April 13, through Sunday, April 19. The Spring Meetings will feature the Development Committee and the International Monetary and Financial Committee plenary sessions, which discuss progress on the work of the institutions. Other featured events include regional briefings, press conferences, and fora 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 13. Unless listed as an "open" event, admission to meetings is restricted by registration category, credentials, and/or invitations. 


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 13, through Sunday, April 19. The theme for the Program of Events will be Strengthening the foundations for peaceful, sustainable and prosperous societies.

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. 


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