The Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, parliamentarians, private sector executives, representatives from civil society organizations (CSOs) and academics to discuss issues related to the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness.
Among the event's agenda items are discussions titled: Towards 2030: Trends, Opportunities, Challenges and Policies for Inclusive Growth; The Belt & Road Initiative: Building Bonds Across Asia, Europe and Beyond; Localizing the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals; and Billions to Trillions: The Role of National Development Banks.
Among other discussions expected on the sidelines of this meeting will be deliberations on the ‘Invest4Climate’ platform, which aims to connect investors with “high-impact opportunities” in developing countries, including large-scale development of battery storage, electric cars, and low-emission air conditioning. Discussions on the platform’s shape will continue on the sidelines of COP 23 in November; an announcement of its first initiatives is expected to be made at the Climate Summit that will take place in Paris, France, in December 2017.
dates: 9-15 October 2017
location: Washington D.C., US