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LIVE Webcasts of Sessions at 2007 Spring Meetings CSO Forum

Key Findings and Recommendations of the High-Level Panel on IMF Board Accountability
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Sponsor: New Rules for Global Finance Coalition
Speakers: Jo Marie Griesgraber, Executive Director, New Rules; Daniel Kaeser, Former IMF Executive Director for Switzerland; Monica Blagescu, Accountability Program Manager, OneWorld Trust

In light of the many calls for the reform of the International Monetary Fund, the New Rules for Global Finance Coalition convened a panel with diverse backgrounds to assess how the governance and performance of the IMF could be improved. New Rules invited a diverse group of individuals to participate in a High-Level Panel to identify ways to move the Executive Board toward greater accountability. The Panel focused its recommendations on steps that were both feasible in the short-term and promised to contribute to significant change in the accountability of the IMF over the long-term. For this reason, the Panel chose to give priority to those recommendations that would be consistent with the current legal framework ofthe Fund, namely, the Articles of Agreement.Please join us for a presentation of the key findings and recommendations of the High-Level Panel on IMF Board Accountability.

Financing of Education in Fragile States and Conflict Affected Countries
Monday, April 16, 2007
Sponsor: Save the Children
Speakers: Gene Sperling, Senior Fellow for Economic Policy and Director of the Center for Universal Education Council on Foreign Relations; Janice Dolan, Save the Children UK; Michael Klossen, Associate Vice President and Chief Policy Officer, Save the Children US; Antoinette Sayeh, Minister of Finance, Liberia; Peter Buckland, Sr. Education Specialist, Middle East and North Africa Region (WB).

This session discussed the findings of a new Save the Children Alliance report "Last in Line, Last in school: How Donors are Failing Children in Conflict-affected Fragile States". The report documents that of the 77 million children out of school today, 39 million - more than half - live in countries affected by conflict. These children are also less likely to complete their education and the quality of education they receive is frequently substandard. The report calls for donors to increase funding to conflict-affected fragile states in order that the world's most marginalized children will have access to quality education.

More Information:
2007 Spring Meetings Civil Society Dialogues Program - main page
2007 Spring Meetings - general information for CSOs

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