The city of Marrakech will not host the annual meetings of the IMF and the World Bank until 2022. These meetings scheduled for the end of 2021, and which are held every three years in a country other than the United States, have been postponed due to of covid-19.
The annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group scheduled to be held in the city of Marrakech in Morocco are postponed to 2022. The announcement was made this Thursday, November 5, 2020 by the IMF in a press release published on its site.
The event was originally scheduled to take place in October 2021. Its postponement is due to the covid-19 pandemic that has affected 222,544 people in Morocco, causing 3,762 deaths, according to Africa CDC’s latest report.
As a reminder, annual meetings are meetings bringing together “central bankers, finance and development ministers, private sector executives, civil society, the media and academics to discuss issues of global concern, including the outlook global economies, global financial stability, poverty eradication, inclusive economic growth and job creation, climate change, among others ”.
They are usually held for two consecutive years at the headquarters of the World Bank Group and the IMF in Washington, D.C, and every three years in another member country.
Source Ecofin Agency