Documents Related to the International Monetary and Financial Committtee (IMFC) Meeting of November 17, 2001

International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC)
Provisional Agenda for the November 17, 2001 Meeting

November 16, 2001

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 terrorism.

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

1The Economic Counsellor will make a presentation on an initial assessment of prospects in the global economy following the events of September 11.
2The Managing Director will make introductory remarks, based on his October 5 statement to IMFC members on the Situation of the World Economy and the Fund Response.
3This 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.
4A report based on work by the IMF Task Force on Anti-Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism will be provided.
5The 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.