Check out the summary of the Civil Society Policy Forum!
The Civil Society Program Policy Forum (CS Forum) was held from Wednesday, April 18 to Saturday, April 21, prior to, and during the 2012 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group. It was organized by the WBG and IMF Civil Society Teams. The Forum brought together Bank and Fund staff, CSO representatives, government officials, academics, and others to exchange views on a variety of topics ranging from the global economic crisis and climate change, to governance reform.*
And one of the Post Civil Society Forum Events is… A Global Shared Societies Agenda: A strategy to Promote Social Cohesion for Sustainable Development and Growth!!
Panelists: John Bruton (Former Prime Minister of Ireland and Club de Madrid Member), Petre Roman (Former Prime Minister of Romania and Club de Madrid Member), François Bourguignon (Director, Paris School of Economics), Jack Boorman (Member of the Palais-Royal Initiative), Hugh Bredenkamp (International Monetary Fund).
In 2011 the cosponsors held two high-level conferences at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Headquarters to discuss the linkage of reform of the international financial and monetary system, and the prioritization of policies that promote equitable and shared societies. This high level seminar focused on what is required to forge a new, international consensus to directly incorporate social as well as hard economic considerations into the framework of the international monetary and financial system. It also discussed ways to introduce impact indicators on social conditions into the policy performance goals that Member States are required to meet by the international financial institutions.*
*Information taken from the World Bank website