World Bank Group / IMF Meetings

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The World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund hold Meetings in Spring and in Fall (“Annual Meetings”) to discuss a range of issues related to poverty reduction, international economic development, and finance. The Annual Meetings provide a forum for international cooperation and enable the Bank and Fund to better serve their member countries.

YEL at the WBG/IMF Annual Meetings 2016

YEL returns to the WBG/IMF Annual Meetings taking place in Washington, DC, USA. The WBG/IMF annual meetings are one of the key international economic and financial events, gathering Ministers of Finance, Central Bank Governors, representatives from Treasuries, diplomats and WBG/IMF professionals. The Annual Meetings organized jointly by the WBG and the IMF present an overview of the economic and financial situation both on the global and national levels with varied talks, events and workshops. They also provide a forum for international cooperation and enable the Bank and Fund to better serve their member countries. More information as well as the program is available at

Applicants Profile

YEL Delegates are expected to possess a relevant background in the area of the conference, which will ensure high returns for them, the conference and YEL. Delegates will need to contribute to the topic of the conference. Being a YEL delegate implies investing time before, during and after the conference to properly represent yourself, as well as YEL. Applicants for each conference must meet the following criteria:

  • Applicants must be between 18-35 years of old at the time of the conference.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong interest in the topic of the conference.
  • Applicants must have experience in activism and/or education regarding the topic of the conference.
  • Applicants should be willing to contribute to the delegation with articles and/or social media input.

Application deadlines:

Application Guidelines

  • All interviews will be conducted in May.
  • Attach a CV of max 2 pages at the end of the form – in English. No other languages will be accepted.
  • Second step of the application process will be a short interview conducted by YEL staff via Skype.
  • You may be asked to give a short interview to YEL’s media team during the event.
  • Optional: Support your application with a short paper, ideally on a topic of conference (max 10 pages, only English language accepted).
  • Costs:
    • Participants are responsible to arrange/pay for any VISA application, travel, accommodation, insurance, and any other costs that may be incurred by the participation.
    • YEL asks for a €10 contribution towards YEL from all candidates who accept an offer to join a YEL delegation.
  • For questions, please contact:, using the subject line Question application: [Event]: [Your name]

Failure to comply with the guidelines will may lead to the immediate exclusion of the application process. YEL reserves the right to exclude individuals from the application process, discharge applicants from any appointments upon being selected, or to take any other steps deemed necessary, in cases such as, but not excluded to, (voluntarily or involuntarily) falsely provided information, unlawful acts in any other regard, disqualifies him- or herself via significant lack of performance or other aspects disqualifying him or her to represent YEL.

YEL at the WBG/IMF Spring Meetings 2014

The World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring Meetings 2014 took place from 11-13 April 2014. In line with the high level events the high level meetings a week-long Civil Society Program was held from 7-12 April. The program facilitated access to the WBG/IMF Seminars with a variety of discussions on the future of the economy with policy makers, corporate executives, and civil society representatives as well as press briefings of most institutions from the WBG/IMF group and to over 50 policy dialogue sessions on a wide range of topics. See also the schedule for details.

OECD Delegation YEL

WBG/IMF Spring Meetings of YEL, together with the delegates from YEL's partners Global Voices (Australia). Credit: Global Voices.