Civil Society Policy Forum to Hold in Indonesia

Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank Group
Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank Group

The annual Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will take place this year from October 9 to 12, 2018 in Bali, Indonesia. The programme will include an orientation session on the Bank,  a roundtable discussion with the Bank’s Executive Directors; a townhall meeting with the heads of the Bank and the IMF; a Civil Society Innovation Fair; and about 40, mainly Civil Society Organization (CSO)-organized policy dialogues that reflect the diversity of CSO policy concerns.

Fair exhibitors and policy sessions will be selected from submissions from CSOs sent during a call for proposals.

The Annual Meetings and related events, seminars, and meetings will feature Annual Meetings plenary session, the joint World Bank Group/IMF Development Committee, and the International Monetary and Financial Committee which discuss progress on the work of the institutions.

Seminars, regional briefings, press conferences, and many other events focused on the global economy, international development, and the world’s financial markets will also be featured. ​

An initial schedule will be available in September.

Participants are advised to do their accreditation before the Meetings and are strongly encouraged to register as early as possible to avoid delays. Participants are divided into different registration categories, which include delegates, observers, guests, CSOs and Press.

It is important for participants to register based on their categories.

Delegates are governmental officials of the member countries of the WBG/IMF, who are required to register through their respective Executive Director’s office.  For questions about delegate registration, inquiries should be sent to

Observers are the representatives of the international, regional and economic organizations that were pre-approved and invited by the World Bank Group and IMF.  Interested persons should please see the list of 2018 Annual Meetings Observer Organizations and submit their applications as observer if their organizations are included in the list. Those who have questions about observer registration should please forward inquiries to and visit Online registration if registering as an observer.

Guest registration requests can be submitted online and will close on October 1, 2018. All guests are subject to clearance and guest accreditation is not transferrable.

Eligibility include: Private Sector-representatives from financial institutions and banks, commercial enterprises, consulting, and contractor firms, Parliamentarians and senators.