The G-24 Secretariat is a permanent body that serves as the administrative organ of the G-24. It is based in Washington D.C. in the IMF Headquarters. The functions and activities of the Secretariat include: ensuring effective liaison among G-24 members with a view of facilitating consensus on issues of common interest; overseeing and implementing the work program; building strategic partnerships and coalitions with other forums engaged in the same spheres of interest; and supporting the Chair and the Bureau by providing logistical and secretarial support for the various meetings of the G-24. The Secretariat also manages the G-24’s research program.
Marilou Uy is Director of the Intergovernmental Group of Twenty-Four on International Monetary Affairs and Development (G-24). Prior to that, she was the Senior Adviser to the Managing Director at the World Bank. While at the World Bank, she also served as Sector Director for the Africa Financial and Private Sector Development Department from 2007 to 2011 and Director of the Financial Sector Operations and Policy Department in the Financial Sector Vice-Presidency as well as Chair of the Financial Sector Board from 2002 to 2007. Since joining the World Bank in 1985 as part of the Young Professionals Program, she has worked on financial sector and private sector development in Latin America, Middle East, South Asia, and Africa, and globally. She was also part of the Development Economics Group’s research team that prepared “The East Asian Miracle” in 1991, in which she focused on financial sector issues, together with Joseph Stiglitz. Ms. Uy pursued her graduate studies in economics and finance at the University of California, Los Angeles.