Oxfam International

Should the IMF exit low income countries? Or do the world's poorest nations depend on the IMF not only for macroeconomic stability and growth - essential for poverty reduction? Or is the answer somewhere in between?

In advance of the Annual Meetings and the arrival of a new IMF Managing Director, Oxfam International would like to invite you to an event on the role of the IMF in low income countries.

Date:    September 24, 2007
Time:    3:00 - 4:45 p.m.
Lacation:    IMF HQ1 - 03 - 500A (Meeting Hall A)
                 720 19th Street NW, Washington, DC

John Lipsky, First Deputy Managing Director of the IMF
Abbas Mirakhor, Dean of the Board of the IMF
Dr. Dominico Lombardi, President, The Oxford Institute for Economic Policy, Oxford, UK
Jack Jones Zulu, Programme Manager, Economic Division, Southern African Regional Poverty Network, South Africa

Moderator: Bernice Romero, Advocacy and Campaigns Director, Oxfam International

Please note that due to enhanced security arrangements:

Guests should present a photo identification and use the IMF Center entrance at 720 19th St. N.W. Washington DC (at the white tent). Only IMF/World Bank staff should enter through the main 700 19th St. entrance.