His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Saoud Al Thani, Governor of Qatar Central Bank is currently participating, along with the accompanying delegation, in the Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) held in Washington, DC during October 9-15.
Since 1946, the IMF-WBG Annual Meetings are held every year to discuss global macroeconomic developments and policy challenges to achieve coordinated policy response at the global level. The IMF-WBG Annual meetings is attended by Central Bank Governors, Ministers of Finance and Development, academicians, private sector participants, civil society organizations and journalists.
Meetings of various regional groupings like G20, G24, G10, BRICS, are also held as part of these meetings, wherein the delegates discuss issues of concern and make recommendations, based not only on their discussions, but also on inputs received from academics, private sector and civil society.
The boards of Governors of IMF-WBG will deliberate on the recommendations and make decisions on how current international economic issues should be addressed and approve corresponding resolutions. The outcome of these deliberations will be issued as Communiques, which represent commitments of policy makers on ways to address shared global policy concerns.
This year’s Annual Meetings will discuss policies and reforms to consolidate the global recovery amidst rising geopolitical concerns and financial sector vulnerabilities beside other issues.