Invitation side event at the IMF/WBG Annual Meetings in Marrakech

The session “Building a New Eco-social Contract and Advancing Social Security in Times of Debt and Austerity” will take place during the Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) of the WBG-IMF Annual Meetings 2023 in Marrakech, Morocco.

Recent research (for instance, by Oxfam, IPD, and HRW) analyzing IMF programs show that, far from “mitigating” austerity measures, IMF policies and social spending floors fail to address negative social impacts. The panel will explore how the World Bank and IMF could build a human rights-based economy with better developmental outcomes.

The organizers of the session are Act Church of Sweden, ActionAid international, AWC, Arab NGO Network for Development (ANND), Amnesty International, CESR, End Austerity Campaign, FTC, GCSPF, Global Social Justice/Initiative for Policy Dialogue (IPD), HRW, ISSPF, ISER, ITUC, Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation, Oxfam International, BWP, WIEGO, ARI and MenaFem.

Moderator: Shahir Ishak, Senior Social Protection Specialist, Inclusive Social Security Policy Forum

The Panelists are:

Friday, October 13th, 2023 - 2 pm - 3:30 pm (Marrakech time). Confirm your local time here.
Hybrid session: Location Room SC03 Saghro
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