Announcement on the 2021 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund

July 20, 2021

The 2021 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will take place from Monday, October 11, through Sunday, October 17.

The International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) and Development Committee (DC) meetings will be held in hybrid format and their members invited to attend in person. All public and by-invitation-only events—including the Program of Seminars and other public events, ministerial meetings, CSO engagements, and press conferences—will be virtual and accessible on IMF and World Bank digital platforms. To accommodate time-differences, events may take place outside of the principal week.

The IMF and WBG will continue to monitor the worldwide epidemiological situation and if needed, amend this plan in accordance with relevant [WHO and CDC] guidance.

The IMF and WBG buildings will only be open to essential staff, and select Ministers/Governors and delegates attending the Meetings.

More information on the schedule and how to participate online will be posted as we get closer to the Annual Meetings.

Annual Meetings

The Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, parliamentarians, private sector executives, representatives from civil society organizations and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness. Also featured are seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world's financial system. This year's events will take place in Washington D.C., October 11-17, 2021.