The Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will be holding their Annual Meeting this upcoming weekend in Washington, DC. The Annual Meeting will include a day of plenary sessions, during which the Board of Governors of both institutions will discuss and consult on various matters, and ultimately make decisions on how current international monetary issues should be addressed and approve corresponding resolutions. Generally, at the conclusion of the meeting, the International Monetary and Financial Committee and the Development Committee, as well as several other groups, issue communiqués. Last year, the Development Committee, a joint ministerial committee of the boards of governors of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, issued a communiqué from its meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, discussing the impact of the financial crisis on the developing world.