Documents Related to the International Monetary and Financial Committtee (IMFC) Meeting of November 17, 2001
International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC)
November 16, 2001
Provisional Agenda for the November 17, 2001 Meeting
There follows the provisional agenda for the Fourth Meeting of the International
Monetary and Financial Committee, which is to be convened on Saturday,
November 17, 2001, at the Government Conference Centre (GCC) in Ottawa.
The meeting will begin with a lunch for IMFC members at 1:00 p.m. in the
Gatineau Room on the fourth floor of the GCC.
In light of the exceptional circumstances in which this meeting is being
convened, the proposed agenda focuses on two items, namely, strengthening
the global economy and combating money laundering and the financing of
1. Adoption of Agenda
2. Strengthening the Global Economy
- The outlook, risks, and vulnerabilities1
- The policy response of the international community2
- Sustaining poverty reduction in low-income countries2,3
3. Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism4
4. Other Business5
5. Press Communiqué
Counsellor will make a presentation on an initial assessment of prospects
in the global economy following the events of September 11.
Managing Director will make introductory remarks, based on his October 5
statement to IMFC members on the Situation of the World Economy and the
would also cover the impact of the global slowdown on the heavily-indebted
poor countries. Progress reports on the status of implementation of the
PRSP approach and of the HIPC Initiative (prepared jointly by Fund and Bank
staff) will also be available.
report based on work by the IMF Task Force on Anti-Money Laundering and
the Financing of Terrorism will be provided.
Managing Director will circulate his remarks on the status of the IMF reform
agenda for the information of ministers. Reports on the following topics
on the reform agenda will also be available: the Fund's crisis prevention
initiatives; private sector involvement in crisis prevention and resolution;
streamlining conditionality and enhancing ownership; and the Independent
Evaluation Office. These reports are for information; a discussion of these
reports is not planned at this meeting.