Applications call for World Bank Civil Society Policy Forum. Moreover, the Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) has become an integral part of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group Spring and Annual Meetings, providing an open space for Civil Society Organizations (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.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Annual Meetings, and CSPF, will be conducted via a primarily virtual format. Please check back here for updates on the CSPF agenda and format.
Selection Criteria for Candidates
- Familiarity with World Bank, IMF and CSPF: Candidates must have attended the CSPF at least twice in the last 5 years. That timeframe also includes the upcoming 2019 Annual Meetings.
- Commitment: be eager to actively engage with civil society in their region, volunteer few hours a month for calls, mails, meetings and other work, and more intensively prior to and during the CSPF at Spring and Annual Meetings for the two-year term period.
- Regional representation: Ideally candidates will be based in the region they represent. However, in situations where a candidate has ties with the region through their work but is based elsewhere, they should provide a justification for why they are applying under that region.
- Re-election of current WG members: Only one immediate re-election is possible.
- Attendance to 2019 Annual Meetings CSPF: Candidates are strongly encouraged to participate in the launch of the election process at the 2019 Annual Meetings CSPF to present their candidacy.
- Open to Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and CSO networks interested in organizing sessions.
- CSOs include 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.
- Representatives from the private sector, academia, or governmental bodies must apply for accreditation through the”Guests” or other respective registration categories as clarified on the main 2020 Annual Meetings website.
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