GFDD to Host Publication Launch on Impact Investment as a Tool for Social Development at the World Bank/IMF Civil Society Policy Forum

March 15, 2017

GFDD in partnership with the NGO Committee on Social Development and the NGO Committee on Financing for Development, will hold a publication launch and panel discussion during the 2017 World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings Civil Society Policy Forum entitled "Impact Investment as a Tool for Social Development".

The event is being held as part of the official launch of the GFDD/Funglode publication entitled “Impact Investing in the
Dominican Republic” by Jenna Giandoni, GFDD Fellow and dual candidate for a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science Environmental Management & Sustainability at Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) in Chicago, Illinois.

The panel discussion will feature a wide variety of high-level speakers, in addition to Ms. Giandoni, including a UN Member State delegate, World Bank/IMF Representative and private sector representative, with
the aim of several case studies on impact investment from the perspective of different stakeholders.

When: Tuesday April 18, 2017
Where: International Monetary Fund, 700 19th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20431
Time: 1PM-2.30PM

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 Monday April 3 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 17 to Friday, April 21, 2017.

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 17-21, 2017.