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2015 Annual Meetings of World Bank Group and IMF

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From 9th October to 11th October 2015 the Annual meeting of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund were held at Lima, Peru.

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The Annual Meetings, which generally take place in September/October.

In this annual meeting Ministers of finance and central bank governors from the institution’s 188 member countries will take part in the meeting.During the meeting the topics like international economic and financial developments, the state of the global economy, and policies to reduce poverty and promote inclusive economic growth were

The Issues discussed during the meeting:

The World Bank Group’s role in coordinating with governments, multilateral organizations, the private sector and civil society to mobilize funding for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) — a set of global goals to be achieved by 2030

The need of focus on inclusive growth, jobs, infrastructure, human development, and health systems, and to deepen the World Bank Group’s engagement in fragile and conflict states

The importance of strengthening data quality and coverage in developing countries — and the availability of data for policy-making and for monitoring and implementing the SDGs

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

world Bank Group President – Jim Yong Kim

IMF Managing Director – Christine Lagarde.