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IMF, World Bank to hold in-person annual meetings from October

IMF, World Bank to hold in-person annual meetings from October

The IMF and World Bank spring and annual meetings were held in a largely virtual format in 2020, while shifting in 2021 to a hybrid format.

IMF, World Bank to hold in-person annual meetings from October (Photo: Reuters) IMF, World Bank to hold in-person annual meetings from October (Photo: Reuters)

The International Monetary Fund and World Bank said on Tuesday they will hold 2022 annual meetings fully in person in October, marking their first major gatherings to return to pre-pandemic conditions since October 2019.

The two institutions said in a joint statement that would hold the meetings Oct. 10-16 at their neighboring headquarters in Washington, but will monitor health conditions and may adjust their plans accordingly.

The IMF and World Bank spring and annual meetings were held in a largely virtual format in 2020, while shifting in 2021 to a hybrid format with country delegations meeting in person but media and public policy events held virtually. Prior to the pandemic, the meetings typically drew over 10,000 people to a cluster of office buildings near the White House

Published on: Jul 12, 2022, 8:36 PM IST
Posted by: Tarab Zaidi, Jul 12, 2022, 8:34 PM IST