The Civil Society Program was held from Monday, October 7 to Saturday, October 12, prior to and during the 2013 Annual Meetings of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank Group (WBG). It was organized by the Bank and Fund Civil Society Teams, and brought together IMF and WBG staff, CSO representatives, government officials, academics, and others to exchange views and dialogue on a wide range of topics. The CS Program comprised CSO Orientation sessions on the IMF and WBG, CSO Roundtable with Executive Directors, CSO Townhall and Reception with the heads of the WBG and IMF Ms. Christine Lagarde and Mr. Jim Yong Kim, and a Civil Society Policy Forum with around 60 policy dialogue sessions on such issues as climate change, fiscal policies, post-MDGs agenda, and safeguards. These sessions were organized by CSOs, WBG, and IMF individually or jointly. CSOs participated in the Program of Seminars and other high level sessions. This report will present chronologically day by day the main activities the author had as per the program with highlights of what the author believes was relevant to CEA. This report by no means represents the views and opinions of any concerned institution but solely those of the author. Conclusions follow at the end of this report

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