The Civil Society Policy Forum (CSPF) convenes twice a year coinciding with the World Bank Group (WBG) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Spring and Annual Meetings in April and October. The CSPF has become an integral part of the WBG-IMF Meetings, providing an open space for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to dialogue and exchange views with Bank and IMF staff, their peers, government delegations, and other stakeholders on a wide range of topics.
A core component of the CSPF is CSO-organised dialogue sessions that run concurrently throughout the Forum. CSOs and CSO networks who are interested in organising sessions are usually invited to submit their proposals during the Call for Proposals that opens approximately two months ahead of each CSPF. AFRODAD submitted a proposal to hold a session on "Special Drawing Rights as a financing option to fight Covid 19 and boost economic recovery" and it was successful.