The 2023 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank Group were held in Marrakesh, Morocco from 10th – 14th October.  

At the Annual Meetings in Marrakesh, there were a number of events organised by civil society within the Civil Society Policy Forum to further a dialogue between diverse stakeholders around issues of social protection. This included an event co-organised and chaired by the Inclusive Social Security Policy Forum (ISSPF) titled Building a New Eco-Social Contract and Advancing Social Security in Times of Debt and Austerity, with panellists from the IMF, Human Rights Watch, Global Social Justice and Initiative for Social and Economic Rights (ISER) Uganda.  

In addition, several parallel side events took place in Marrakesh alongside the Annual Meetings. Civil society organisations and activists from various countries gathered to discuss routes towards ending global austerity and promoting increased investment in social policies, emphasising the need for justice and global solidarity to address interconnected issues. 

A number of these events were organised and led by members of the Right to Social Security Campaign, a group of organisations advocating for universal social security as a right for all, of which Development Pathways is a member. More information on the Right to Social Security Campaign can be found here.  

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