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PRESS RELEASEApril 19, 2023

IMF and the World Bank Group to Hold 2026 Annual Meetings in Bangkok, Thailand

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2023—The 2026 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, in October 2026, as decided in a vote by the Boards of Governors of the two institutions. The last time the Annual Meetings were held in Bangkok was in 1991.

The Annual Meetings bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector leaders, civil society, media, and academics to discuss the most pressing issues facing the global economy, including the world economic outlook, global financial stability, poverty eradication, inclusive economic growth and job creation, climate change, digitalization, and others.

The Annual Meetings are usually held for two consecutive years at the IMF and WBG headquarters in Washington, D.C. and every third year in one of the institutions’ member countries. The 2023 Annual Meetings will take place in Morocco in October, at which time there will be an official signing ceremony for the 2026 Meetings in Thailand. A complete list of meeting sites is available on the Annual Meetings website.

About the International Monetary Fund

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 190 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, and promote high employment and sustainable economic growth around the world by offering policy advice, lending, and building capacity to its members. Created in 1945, the IMF is governed by and accountable to the 190 countries that make up its near-global membership.

About the World Bank Group

The World Bank Group plays a key role in the global effort to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. It consists of five institutions: The World Bank, including the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA); the International Finance Corporation (IFC); the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA); and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID). Working together in more than 100 countries, these institutions provide financing, advice, and other solutions that enable countries to address the most urgent challenges of development.



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