World Bank, IMF agree to host 2015 Annual Meetings in Peru

The World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have decided to hold their 2015 Annual Meetings in Lima, Peru, a joint statement issued September 14, 2012 said.

The move was voted for by the Boards of Governors of the two institutions.

The Meetings will be held in October 2015.

The last time the Annual Meetings were held in Latin America was in 1967 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The Annual Meetings—which bring together ministers of finance and central bank governors from the institutions’ 188 member countries—provide a unique opportunity for a broad dialogue on issues of global economic importance.

The Meetings, among other things, will discuss international economic and financial developments, the state of the global economy, and policies to reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth.

It also provides a forum for civil society, the private sector, academics and others to engage in discussions on economic issues.

By Ekow Quandzie

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