2001 Spring Meetings

Documents Related to the International Monetary and Financial Committtee (IMFC) Meeting of April 29, 2001

International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC)
Provisional Agenda1

April 28, 2001

There follows the provisional agenda for the Third Meeting of the International Monetary and Financial Committee, which is to be convened at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 29, 2001, at the Fund's Headquarters in Washington, D.C.:

1. Adoption of Agenda

2. The World Economy

  • The global outlook and policy responses2

  • Risks and vulnerabilities in the global financial system

3. The IMF in the Process of Change

    A. Progress Report by the Managing Director3

    B. Strengthening the IMF's focus on financial markets and crisis prevention through surveillance

    C. Streamlining conditionality and strengthening ownership

    D. Combating financial abuse/money laundering

4. Other issues4

5. Other Business

6. Press Communiqué

1The topic "Fighting Poverty and Strengthening Growth" is provisionally planned to be taken up at a joint meeting of the IMFC and the Development Committee, which will begin at 4:00 p.m. on April 29.
2The issue of global trade liberalization would be covered under this item.
3The Report by the Managing Director will cover the Fund's work on items 3B, 3C, and 3D, as well as progress since Prague on private sector involvement in crisis prevention and resolution, transparency, implementation of standards and codes, and external vulnerability.
4A report on the Independent Evaluation Office (EVO) will be sent to the IMFC for information. Pending discussion by the Executive Board, it is expected that an update on the selection process of the Managing Director of the IMF and the President of the World Bank will also be sent to the IMFC for information.