GFDD to Host Panel Discussion at the 2016 World Bank Civil Society Policy Forum

March 30, 2016

GFDD, in partnership with the NGO Committee for Social Development and the NGO Committee on Financing for Development, will hold a panel discussion during the 2016 World Bank Civil Society Policy Forum entitled “Financing Tools for Reducing Social Inequalities” in the run up to the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF. The panel will feature a wide variety of high-level speakers, including UN Member State delegates, World Bank and IMF
Representatives, as well as civil society experts.

The panelists will seek to address a central question: how can the Addis Ababa Action Agenda serve as an instrument to reduce inequalities and encourage a people-centered approach to strengthening social development and care for the future of our planet?

When: April 13, 2016
Where: World Bank Headquarters, Washington, D.C.
Time: 2PM-3.30PM

Please note that if you are a member of civil society, then you must register for the Civil Society Policy Forum before close of business on Friday April 1 at the following website:

About the Civil Society Policy Forum:
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 will convene in Washington DC from Monday, April 11 to Friday, April 15, 2016.

About the Spring Meetings:
The Spring
Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group each year bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives, and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. Also featured are seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the
world’s financial system. This year’s Spring Meetings events will take place in Washington, DC, April 15-17, 2016.