CSO registration will open in mid-June. Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) include a diverse range of non-governmental organizations, community groups, labor unions, indigenous peoples movements, faith-based organizations, professional associations, foundations, think tanks, charitable organizations, and other not-for-profit organizations. All CSO representatives interested in participating in the Annual Meetings must obtain individual accreditation.
The Annual Meetings will feature a Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF), providing an open space for CSOs to dialogue and exchange views with World Bank Group and IMF staff, their peers, government delegations, and other stakeholders on a wide range of topics. The CSPF will include CSO-organized, policy dialogue sessions that reflect the diversity of CSO policy concerns. All CSO representatives interested in participating in the CSPF must obtain individual accreditation. This accreditation will also provide access to open events of the 2018 Annual Meetings.
To view the program from the 2017 CSPF, click here. If you have any questions about the Civil Society Policy Forum, please send an email to CivilSociety@worldbank.org