2011 Spring Meetings, Washington D.C.
World Bank Group
International Monetary Fund
2011—Washington D.C.
  • 2011 Spring Meetings

    Development Committee Communiqué

    The Development Committee, which advises the Board of Governors of the World Bank and IMF on critical development issues, met on April 16 at the Spring Meetings and issued the following communiqué.

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  • 2011 Spring Meetings

    IMF Policy-Setting Body Releases Communiqué

    The IMF's policy-steering committee, the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC), met on April 16 at the Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank amid concerns over an unbalanced global recovery and issued the following communique.

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  • 2011 Spring Meetings

    World Bank 'Apps for Dev' Winners Unveiled

    Software application allowing users to visualize development indicators using charts and maps wins the World Bank 'Apps for Dev' contest, presented at the 2011 Spring Meetings

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  • 2011 Spring Meetings

    Roundtable on Jobs and Growth in the Middle East and North Africa

    IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a panel of Middle East experts, including Egyptian Internet Activist Wael Ghonim, discuss the region's economic future in a spring meetings seminar moderated by Al Jazeera host Abderrahim Foukara.

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  • 2011 Spring Meetings

    Food Prices Rising, Volatile

    At April 14 press conference, World Bank President Robert Zoellick says food prices are up 36% over a year ago.

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    ‘Beware Complacency,’ World Not Yet In Post-Crisis Era—IMF Chief

    The global economy is recovering but in an unbalanced way, says IMF Chief Dominque Strauss Kahn at a press briefing ahead of the World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings.

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    Despite New Risks, Global Recovery Seen Gaining Strength

    The global economic recovery is gaining strength but unemployment remains high and risks of overheating are building in emerging market economies, the IMF says in its latest World Economic Outlook.

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    Webcast: Press Briefing

  • 2011 Spring Meetings

    Breaking Cycles of Violence

    The World Bank’s World Development Report 2011, released on April 11, examines the changing nature of violence in the 21st century and underscores the negative impact of repeated cycles of violence on development.

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    Press Release

Spring Meetings

Each Spring, thousands of government officials, the private sector, journalists, civil society representatives, and other interested observers gather in Washington DC for the Spring Meetings of the World Bank and IMF. At the heart of the gathering are meetings of the joint World Bank-IMF Development Committee and the IMF’s International Monetary and Financial Committee, which discuss progress on the work of the World Bank and IMF. Also featured are seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial markets.