2023 Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting

Event date: 11 October 2023, 12:00 - 13:30

The Commonwealth Secretariat convenes Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting (CFMM) and associated meetings alongside the IMF/World Bank Annual meetings. This year, the meeting will be held on Wednesday 11 October 2023 in Marrakesh, Morocco.

The CFMM focuses on key themes which are aligned to emerging economic developments relevant to Commonwealth countries. 

In October, the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Meeting (CFMM) will progress the discussion on the Commonwealth call for a new global financial architecture with a specific focus on mechanisms to tackle the effects of climate change and elevating debt in order to build resilient economies. The meeting will also focus on new sources of finance and access to climate funds recently developed as well as financing green transition. 

This year's CFMM will be chaired by Hon Prof Biman Chand Prasad, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance, Strategic Planning, National Development and Statistics, Fiji.

Scaling-up Development Finance to Address Overlapping Crises

The proposed theme for CFMM 2023 is ‘Scaling-up Development Finance to Address Overlapping Crises’. Building on ongoing dialogue on an urgent need to reform the global financial system, Ministers will discuss financing mechanisms that are responsive and targeted to tackling climate-related natural disasters, and the lingering effects of COVID-19 as well as addressing the macroeconomic impact of the ongoing geopolitical tensions.

Commonwealth Central Bank Governors Meeting (CCBG)

The Commonwealth Central Bank Governors Meeting (CCBG) is scheduled to take place on 10 October 2023 in Marrakesh, Morocco, the day before CFMM. 

The CCBG will be chaired by Mr Faizul Ariff Ali, who serves as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji.   The theme for the 2023 CCBG meeting is 'Assessing the Role of Central Banks in Building Resilience to Climate Change,' and the agenda will encompass discussions surrounding the multifaceted ways through which Central Bank Governors can contribute to climate resilience and the mobilisation of green financing.

Media contact

  • Rena Gashumba  Communications Adviser, Communications Division, Commonwealth Secretariat
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