The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) decided to postpone the fall meetings scheduled to take place in Morocco in October 2021 for one year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
« The Annual Meetings are usually held two years in a row at the World Bank Group and IMF headquarters in Washington, D.C., and then in another member country in the third year, » the institutions said in a statement.
The fall 2021 meetings were scheduled to take place in Marrakesh.
The meetings bring together central bank governors, finance and development ministers, private sector executives, civil society representatives, the media, and academics from around the world.
Discussions focus on « issues of general interest such as the global economic outlook, global financial stability, the fight against poverty, inclusive economic growth and job creation, and climate change, among others, » the communiqué details.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this year’s spring and fall meetings in Washington were held virtually.