Participants must be accredited before the Meetings and should register as early as possible to avoid delays. Participants should determine their registration category based on the descriptions provided and follow the instructions for that category.


Delegates are governmental officials of the member countries of the World Bank/IMF, who will register through their respective Executive Director's office. Delegates should contact the Executive Director's office if they have not received Delegate registration information. Early registration is recommended, but Delegates may register up until the final day of the Meetings. Delegate badges for the Spring Meetings will be valid for entry into all World Bank Group and IMF buildings from Monday, April 8, through Friday, April 19.

If you have any questions about delegate registration, please forward your inquiry to


Observer registration is now open. Apply online. Observer registration will close on April 14.

Observers are the representatives of international, regional, and economic organizations that were pre-approved and invited by the World Bank Group and IMF.  Please see the list of 2018 Annual Meetings Observer Organizations, who will also be invited to attend the Spring Meetings. Submit your application as an Observer if your organization is included in the list. If you have any questions about Observer registration, please forward your inquiry to


Guest registration is closed. Please email with any inquiries.

Who may apply as a Guest? All Guests are subject to clearance and Guest accreditation is not transferrable.

  • Private Sector: Representatives from financial institutions and banks, commercial enterprises, consulting, and contractor firms.

  • Parliamentarians and senators.

  • Academia: University professors, researchers, faculty members, and students who have research and educational interest in the operations and affairs of the World Bank/IMF. Documentation should be submitted with the application (an endorsement letter from the Head of Department or Vice Chancellor of the University) confirming status in the University and stating academic interest.

World Bank Guest or IMF Guest?: Guests may choose to attend the Spring Meetings as World Bank Guests or IMF Guests, but may not apply as a Guest to both institutions. Submitting Guest requests at both institutions will substantially delay the processing of your application. Except for restricted and private events, Bank Guests will have access to Fund events, and Fund Guests will have access to Bank events. If you have any questions about Guest registration, please forward your inquiries to


CSO registration is now closed.

From April 9-12, the World Bank Group and IMF will host a Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) as part of the 2019 Spring Meetings. The CSPF provides an open space for Civil Society organizations (CSOs) to dialogue and exchange views with World Bank Group and IMF staff, their peers, and other stakeholders on a wide range of topics. All CSO representatives interested in participating in the CSPF must obtain individual accreditation. This accreditation will also provide access to all open events of the 2019 Spring Meetings.

CSOs include non-governmental organizations, community groups, labor unions, indigenous people’s movements, faith-based organizations, professional associations, foundations, think tanks, charitable organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations. All other participants - such as representatives from the private sector, academia or governmental bodies - must apply for accreditation as a Guest or other relevant registration category.

For questions about CSO registration please email

If you have any questions about the Civil Society Policy Forum, please email


Press registration is now open. Apply online. To attend the Spring Meetings, all working Press must obtain Spring Meetings credentials. Requests for media accreditation will be denied if applicants cannot establish that they are professional journalists. 

To be accredited, journalists must have valid press credentials issued by national or local authorities; or a valid assignment letter demonstrating that they are on assignment from a specific news organization or publication. This applies to all freelancers, including photographers. Photographic agencies must provide clear evidence from a client news organization or publication.

If such credentials are not held, or are in question, it will be at the discretion of the World Bank Group/IMF to determine whether access to the Spring Meetings is granted.

If you have any questions about Press registration or other information related to Press, please forward your inquiries to​

Registration Desks

Spring Meetings attendees may obtain their badge at Registration Desks located in the lobby of the World Bank Group I Building (1850 I ("Eye") Street, NW). Registration will be open from Monday, April 8 until the Meetings close on Sunday, April 14, from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm daily (times subject to change). Facilities for onsite accreditation are very limited and onsite accreditation is not guaranteed. Walk-in registrations may not be accommodated.


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