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EVENT: Civil Society Townhall Meeting
Organized as part of the 2010 Annual Meetings – Civil Society Policy Forum

New Rules for Global Finance’s Executive Director, Jo Marie Griesgraber has been asked to Chair the Civil Society Town Hall. Show your support to New Rules by coming to the Town Hall Meeting!

Date: Thursday, October 7, 2010
Time: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
Venue: IMF HQ2, Conference Hall 1

Organized by: International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group

Accreditation to the IMF/World Bank Meetings is required to attend this event.


Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
Robert B. Zoellick, President,World Bank Group
Dickson Kahinga, Director, Kenya Institute of Public Policy Research Analysis
Bishop David Zac Niringiye, Chair, Uganda Governing Council of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism

Jo Marie Griesgraber, Executive Director, New Rules for Global Finance
Messrs. Strauss-Kahn and Zoellick will host this townhall for CSO representatives accredited to the Annual Meetings. The session will include remarks by Messrs. Strauss-Kahn and Zoellick to be followed by a general discussion on issues of concern to CSO representatives.

This session will have interpretation in four languages (English, French, Spanish, and Arabic)

EVENT: Governing Global Finance
Organized as part of the 2010 Annual Meetings – Civil Society Policy Forum

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2010
Time: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
Venue: MC C1-100

Organized by: New Rules for Global Finance, Oxfam,
Development Finance International

Accreditation to the IMF/World Bank Meetings is required to attend this event.


Jo Marie Griesgraber, Excutive Director, New Rules For Global Finance
Domenico Lombardi, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Ron Blackwell, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO
Matthew Martin, Director, Development Finance International
The IMF shareholders are engaged in real politik tussles over chairs and shares, allegedly to bridge the democracy deficit on the Executive Board and thereby enhance the IMF’s legitimacy. But the IMF is not alone in its need to improve its governance. So too is the G20 and the Financial Stability Board.

A superb expert panel will describe the successes to date, what international financial governance should look like, and the obstacles to achieving the desired end goal.

New Rules for Global Finance coordinated the civil society input into the IMF’s governance debate through The Fourth Pillar Report (2009).

Domenico Lombardi of Oxania and Brookings will speak about the prospects for IMF reform; Matthew Martin of Development Finance International will speak of the governance challenges of the G20; Ron Blackwell of the US AFL-CIO wish describe the challenges working with the G20 and the Financial Stability Board. Joining form the IMF Strategic Policy and Review Department is Ranjit Teja speaking to the “non-shares and chairs” governance issues at the IMF.


Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group
Information for Civil Society
Schedule for Civil Society Policy Forum


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Invitation to sign letter to G20 from Center for International Policy, New Rules and More. (9/28/10)
Is US Recession Over? by Pankaj Sharma (9/29/10)
Articles of interest to New Rules from Bretton Woods Project Update No.72 (10/1/10)
NYT Editorial on IMF from Deborah James of CEPR (10/4/10)
New Rules members might be interested in 2 events this week from Sara Burke of Freidrich Ebert Stiftung (10/5/10)
How to Deal with the Next Sovereign Debt Crisis?
Towards A New Development Paradigm

New book: Russian Bears and Somali Sharks:Transition and Other Passages by Vito Tanzi (10/5/10)
Press clippings from the Open Letter to IMF Governors recommending key changes in IMF Governance
Economists urge IMF overhaul by Jim Lobe Sep 30 2010
Economists call for IMF reforms by Alistair Dawber Sep 29,2010
Call for radical reform of IMF governance by Alan Beattie. Sep 28 2010
In letter, economists urge IMF governance reforms by Lesley Wroughton. Sep 28 2010
IMF boardroom crisis: Europeans stubbornly cling to chairs by Bretton Woods Project Sep 30, 2010
Event invitation: Making Aid Harmonization, Alignment, and Coordination Work for African Countries from Vitalice Meja (10/6/10)
World Bank new initiative (Splash) on Open Data, Open knowledge, Open Solutions from World Bank (10/6/10)

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New Rules’ programs promote the accountability and governance reform of the major International Financial Institutions (IFIs), policy advances in finance for development, and capacity building in taxation of domestic resources for inclusive development. Advances made in our programs contribute significantly toward the reduction of global poverty and inequality.

Current Programs
Tracking G20 Assignments to the Financial Stability Board and the International Monetary Fund
Reforming the Governance Practices of the IMF and other IFIs
South-South Sharing of Successful Tax Practices (S4TP)
Macroeconomic Policy Impact Analysis (update coming soon)
Archived Programs

Fourth Pillar Consultation on IMF Governance (2009)
Bringing Balance to the IMF Reform (2008-2009)
High Level Panel on IMF Board Accountability (2006-2007)
Democratic Governance and Parliamentary Oversight (2005-2006)
Poverty and Social Impact Assessment (2003-2006)
FFD Multi-Stakeholder Consultation on Systemic Issues (2004-2005)
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The New Rules for Global Finance Coalition is a networking, idea generating, nongovernmental organization that seeks to promote stable global financial systems which reduce poverty and inequality. New Rules convenes activists and policymakers from developed and developing countries to identify politically feasible and technically sound solutions to systemic issues of international finance and resource mobilization, solutions which will advance inclusive development.

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