Join Eurodad and partners at the CSPF and WBG/ IMF Spring Meetings 2023


Join Eurodad and partners at the Civil Society Policy Forum and World Bank Group - International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings from April 10 to 14.


11 April
16.30 - 18.00 EDT

Ensuring the World Bank Group’s‘evolution’ delivers for people and planet: Reframing development impact indicators

Organised by Coalition for Human Rights in Development, IBON International, Eurodad, Heinrich Boell Foundation, Bretton Woods Project

Amid a crisis in development and other shocks, the ongoing discussions about the World Bank Group’s Evolution Roadmap provide an opportunity to ensure related reforms go beyond a mere better resourced but superficial reframing of existing approaches. This panel will provide the case for a reconceptualisation of the WBG’s development indicators as a key mechanism to evaluate WBG’s development impact and its underlying development model, and to ensure WBG financing and activities support demonstrable, ecologically sustainable, and human rights-consistent outcomes in the global South.

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12 April
9.00 - 10.30 EDT

Achieving debt crisis resolution that delivers today and in the future

Organised by AFRODAD, APMDD, Jubilee USA, Eurodad,SLUG, Arab Watch Coalition, SEATINI Uganda, SID, ActionAid, Christian Aid.

Rising debt burdens in low- and middle-income countries constrain their response to urgent people's needs in an adverse and uncertain context. This unfolding debt crisis poses risks to all regions in the global south and ultimately constitutes a risk to global economic and financial stability. At this event, we will hear from different regional realities on how the current instruments to deal with debt resolution are insufficient and unfit to address the current and future debt challenges. And on proposals to help countries avoid the debt trap, dealing with overlapping crises and boosting an equitable recovery will also be discussed.

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12 April
14.00 - 15.30 EDT

Examining the World Bank president selection process in the light of the World Bank evolution roadmap

Organised by Bretton Woods Project, Christian Aid, Re-course, Urgewald, ActionAid International, Arab Watch Coalition, Third World Network, The Big Shift, Protection International Mesoamérica, Gender Action, African Sovereign Debt Justice Network, E3G, Eurodad, Accountability Research Center, Heinrich Böll Stiftung

World Bank President Malpass’s resignation comes at a pivotal time when shareholders are reviewing the draft ‘Evolution Roadmap’ aimed at improving institutional responses to global challenges, including climate change, fragility and global health threats. The process by which President Malpass’s replacement has been selected signals the limitations to address long-standing calls for reforms including an end to the ‘gentleman’s agreement’. Within the context of the 75th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the panel will discuss proposals for a truly merit-based, inclusive transparent process that ensures the best qualified person is selected to lead the institution in critical times.

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12 April
17.00 - 18.30 EDT

IFI reform, Bridgetown & climate finance: Critical civil society perspectives

Organised by Christian Aid, Climate Action Network (CAN), ActionAid, Third World Network (TWN), Asian Peoples’ Movement on Debt and Development (APMDD), Heinrich Boell Foundation, Bretton Woods Project, Eurodad, Latindadd, Stamp Out Poverty, and World Council of Churches (WCC)

A number of proposals have recently been put forward for global financial architecture reform to deliver critical climate and
development finance. But how far do they go in tackling structural challenges? Hear from critical civil society perspectives on
current initiatives and recommendations on what truly transformative solutions look like.

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14 April
12.00 - 13.30 EDT

Uses and Impacts of SDRs in Developing Countries: Advancing Climate Action and the 2030 Agenda

Organised by Center for Economic and Policy Research, Latindadd, BU Global Development Policy Center, Arab Watch Coalition, AFRODAD, Eurodad

The 2021 Special Drawing Rights allocation provided swift, indispensable crisis relief for developing countries. This panel will explore the impacts and uses of this issuance, and the potential role of a new issuance in enabling countries to weather the continued crisis, take climate action, and realise the 2030 Development Agenda.

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These events are being produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of these events are the sole responsibility of Eurodad and its partners and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the funders.