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2007 Spring Meetings


Thursday, April 12

Key Findings and Recommendations of the High-Level Panel on IMF Board Accountability 
Labor Standards, Human Rights, Democracy: The Role of the World Bank and IMF
The Way Forward on Health at the World Bank
Meeting with Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President of the International Finance Corporation on General IFC Activities
Welcome Briefing and Reception with CSO Representatives


Friday, April 13
 
Is the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO) for Me?
Sub-Saharan Africa: Outlook and Challenges
MIGA’s Proposed New Disclosure and Social and Environmental Sustainability Policies
Countries in the Driver's Seat: Making Poverty Reduction Strategies Work
Fiscal Space and Fiscal Priorities: Infrastructure, Trade, and Poverty
Shaping Bank Pilot Training Programs for Civil Society
Preventing New Rounds of Debt
The DRC's Natural Resources: A Roundtable Discussion on Forestry, Mining and the Role of Donor Institutions
IEO Evaluation of The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa
Discussion on IDA-15 Replenishment


Saturday, April 14
 
Reforming the Governance of the IMF / World Bank: Is the Singapore Agenda Enough?
Chad - Cameroon Pipeline: Implementation Challenges and Lessons Learned
Implementation of IFC's Policy and Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability
World Campaign for In-depth Reform of the System of International Institutions: Towards the Re-foundation of BWIs within the UN System
The World Bank and Climate Change: A Roundtable Discussion on Forests, Fossil Fuels, and the Bank's Climate Commitments
IMF Macroeconomic Policies and their Impacts on Education Budgets and Teachers' Wages
The Agenda of the Development Committee and Africa as a Focal Point for Growth and Responsibility


Sunday, April 15
 
The Banque de France Financial Stability Review’s special issue on hedge funds


Monday, April 16
 
Discussion on the World Bank's Goverance Strategy and Implementation Plan
Forthcoming World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development
Financing of Education in Fragile States and Conflict Affected Countries


Tuesday, April 17
 
Extractive Industries Revenue and Contract Transparency Meeting with the World Bank Group
Progress Report on Africa Action Plan




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

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Labor Standards, Human Rights, Democracy: The Role of the World Bank and IMF
April 12, 2007
Speakers: Peter Bakvis, Director, International Trade Union Confederation; Thomas Palley, Principal & Founder, Economics for Democratic & Open Societies; Armand Pereira, Director, International Labor Organization; Robert Holzmann, Director, Social Protection Department, World Bank.

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The Way Forward on Health at the World Bank
April 12, 2007
Speakers: Joy Phumaphi, Vice President for Human Development (WB); Cristian Baeza, Acting Director for Health, Nutrition, and Population, World Bank; Elizabeth Stuart, Senior Policy Advisor and Head of IFI Relations, Oxfam International; Elizabeth Lule, Manager, ActAfrica Team (WB), Sue Perez, Donor Country Project Manager, Global TB Campaign, RESULTS Educational Fund
Moderator: Phil Hay, Communications Adviser, Human Development Network, World Bank
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Meeting with Lars Thunell, Executive Vice President of the International Finance Corporation on General IFC Activities
April 12, 2007

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Welcome Briefing and Reception with CSO Representatives
April 12, 2007
Speakers:  Marwan Muasher, Sr. Vice President, External Affairs (WB); Masood Ahmed, Director, External Relations Department, (IMF)
Hosts: Paul Wolfowitz, President, WB; Rodrigo de Rato, Managing Director, IMF 

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Is the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO) for Me?
April 13, 2007
Speaker:
Meg Taylor, Compliance Advisor, Ombudsman
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Sub-Saharan Africa: Outlook and Challenges
April 13, 2007
Speaker:
Abdoulaye Bio-Tchané, Director, African Department
Moderator:  Kathleen White, Division Chief, External Relations Department

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MIGA’s Proposed New Disclosure and Social and Environmental Sustainability Policies
April 13, 2007
Opening Remarks:
Yukiko Omura, Executive Vice President, MIGA
Speakers: Frank Lysy, Director, Economics and Policy; Moina Varkie, Director, External Outreach and Partnerships; Judith Pearce, Lead Operations Officer External Outreach and Partnerships

Countries in the Driver's Seat: Making Poverty Reduction Strategies Work
April 13, 2007
Opening keynote:
  Graeme Paul Wheeler,  WB Managing Director
Moderator: Luca Barbone, Director Poverty Reduction Department, PREM
Speakers: Danny Leipziger, PREM Vice-President; Hartwig Schafer, Acting Vice President, Africa Region; Geoff Lamb, Senior Fellow, Gates Foundation;  Richard Manning, Chair of OEDC/DAC;  Kwadwo Baah Wiredu, Minister of Finance, Ghana;  Donald Kaberuka, President AfDB.

Fiscal Space and Fiscal Priorities: Infrastructure, Trade, and Poverty
April 13, 2007
Speakers: Nancy Alexander, Citizens’ Network on Essential Services; Carlos Tautz,   IBASE (Brazil); Shefali Sharma, Bank Information Center (South Asia Office) ;Anand Rajaram, Lead Economist, Public Sector Group, Poverty Reduction and Economic Managment Network (WB), Marijn Verhoeven, Deputy Division Chief, Fiscal Affairs Department (IMF)
Moderator: Aldo Caliari, Center of Concern

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Shaping Bank Pilot Training Programs for Civil Society
April 13, 2007
Speaker:
Meg Kinghorn, Principal Investigator, World Learning

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Preventing New Rounds of Debt
April 13, 2007
Speakers:
Lidy Nacpil, International Coordinator, Jubilee South; Oscar Ugarteche, LATINDAD;Aldo Caliari, CIDSE; Mark Roland Thomas, Senior Economist, Economic and Policy Department (WB); Regis N’Sonde, Advisor to ED Francophone African Countries, IMF (TBC)
Moderator: Neil Watkins, National Coordinator, Jubilee USA Network

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The DRC's Natural Resources: A Roundtable Discussion on Forestry, Mining and the Role of Donor Institutions
April 13, 2007
Discussants: Pedro Alba, Country Director (WB); Laurent Debroux, Senior Forest Specialist, (WB); Richard Arkutu, Senior Investment Officer (IFC); Bill Bulmer, Senior Manager Mining (IFC); Frank Lysy, Director, Economics and Policy (MIGA); Tricia Feeney, Rights and Accountability in Development (RAID); Filip Verbelen, Greenpeace International; Cath Long, Rainforest Foundation UK; Marc-Olivier Herman, Broederlijk Delen; Roxanne Lawson, Friends of the Earth-US;
Moderator: Nikki Reisch, Africa Program Manager, BIC

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IEO Evaluation of The IMF and Aid to Sub-Saharan Africa
April 13, 2007
Speakers: Peter Chowla (Bretton Woods Project); Nuria Molina (Eurodad); Mark Plant (IMF-PDR), Joanne Salop (IEO); Benedicte Vibe Christensen (IMF-AFR)
Moderator: Jo Marie Griesgraber, Executive Director of New Rules for Global Finance Coalition

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Discussion on IDA-15 Replenishment
April 13, 2007
Speaker: Philippe H. Le Houerou, Vice President, Concessional Finance and Global Partnerships (WB)

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Reforming the Governance of the IMF / World Bank: Is the Singapore Agenda Enough?
April 14, 2007
Panelists:
Peter Chowla, Bretton Woods Project; Nancy Birdsall, Center for Global Development
Discussants: Juergen Zattler, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany; Joseph Masawe, Senior Advisor to ED for Anglophone African Countries, IMF; Amar Bhattacharya, G24
Moderator: Nuria Molina, Eurodad

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Chad - Cameroon Pipeline: Implementation Challenges and Lessons Learned
April 14, 2007
Speakers: Delphine Djiraibe, Chadian Association for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights; Nikki Reisch, Bank Information Center; Martin Zint - AG Erdoel, Germany - coordinator of a German coalition of NGOs and Church-based organizations working on the Chad/Cameroon project; Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly, Senior Program Manager, AFR (WB); Diana Baird, Social Development Specialist (IFC); Dennis Reyes, Investment Officer (IFC); Rosa Orellana, Sr. Environmental Specialist (IFC)

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Implementation of IFC's Policy and Performance Standards on Social and Environmental Sustainability
April 13, 2007

Speakers: Rachel Kyte, Director of Environment and Social Development Department; Motoko Aizawa,  Head of Policy and Standards Unit, Environment and Social Development Department

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World Campaign for In-depth Reform of the System of International Institutions: Towards the Re-foundation of BWIs within the UN System
April 14, 2007
Speakers:
Aldo Caliari, Center for Concern, Jeff Powell, Bretton Woods Project, Josep Xercavins and Marta Garrich (UBUNTU Secretariat); Robert Bissio, Social Watch

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The World Bank and Climate Change: A Roundtable Discussion on Forests, Fossil Fuels, and the Bank's Climate Commitments
April 14, 2007

Speakers: Graham Saul, Oil Change International; Daniel Mittler, Greenpeace International; Cath Long, Rainforest Foundation; Kristalina Georgieva, Director for Strategy & Operations, Sustainable Development, The World Bank; Jamal Saghir, Director for Energy, Transport, & Water, Sustainable Development, The World Bank; Adam Matthews, Secretary General, GLOBE International; Tim Richards, Director, International Energy Policy, General Electric; Werner Kornexl, Senior Technical Specialist, Carbon Finance (WB)
Moderator: Nikki Reisch, Africa Program Manager, BIC

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IMF Macroeconomic Policies and their Impacts on Education Budgets and Teachers' Wages
April 14, 2006

Speakers:
Akanksha Marphatia, Tennyson Williams, Paula Mendoca, Rachel Moussie, Julita Nsanjama, Action Aid; Calvin McDonald, IMF; Bob Prouty, WB

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The Agenda of the Development Committee and Africa as a Focal Point for Growth and
Responsibility
April 14, 2007
Speakers:
Heidemarie Wieczorek-Zuel, Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany; Antoinette Sayeh, Minister of Finance, Republic of Liberia

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The Banque de France Financial Stability Review’s special issue on hedge funds
April 15, 2007
Panelists:
Jaime Caruana, Counsellor and Director of the Monetary and Capital Markets Department, IMF; Andrew Crockett, JP Morgan Chase International; Philipp M. Hildebrand, Swiss National Bank; David A. Hsieh, Duke University; Patrick Stevenson, Atlas Capital Limited; Axel A. Weber, Deutsche Bundesbank.

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Discussion on the World Bank's Goverance Strategy and Implementation Plan
April 16, 2007
Speakers:
Sanjay Pradhan, Director, Public Sector Governance, PREM (WB); Peter Harrold, Director,Operational Services (WB); Joachim Von Amsberg, Country Director, Philippines; Huguette Labelle, Chair, Transparency International; Manish Bapna, Executive Director, Bank Information Center
Moderator:  Nancy Boswell, TI Board of Directors

Forthcoming World Development Report 2008: Agriculture for Development
April 16, 2007
Speakers: 
Derek Byerlee, WDR Co-Director and Senior Advisor, Africa Sustainable Development Department & Alain de Janvry, WDR Co-Director and Professor of Agricutlural and Resource Economics and Public Policy ( U. of California at Berkeley).
Moderator:
Merrell Tuck-Primdahl, Senior Communications Officer, DEC Vice-Presidency, WB

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Financing of Education in Fragile States and Conflict Affected Countries
April 16, 2007
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)

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Extractive Industries Revenue and Contract Transparency Meeting with the World Bank Group
April 17, 2007

Speakers: John Strongman, Mining Adviser, Anwar Ravat, Lead Financial Specialist, Sefton Darby,  Consultant, Oil, Gas, Mining and Chemicals Department (IFC); Heike Mainhardt-Gibbs, Europe and Central Asia Program, Bank Information Center.


Progress Report on Africa Action Plan
April 17, 2007

Chair: Sylvain Browa, Senior Manager for Partnership & Development Impact, InterAction
Speakers: John Page, Chief Economist, World Bank Africa Region; Ezra Mbogori, Executive Director, MWENGO Zimbabwe; Francis Gatare, Special Advisor Office of the President, Rwanda

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