New Zealand Finance Minister Bill English will travel to Washington this week to attend the annual meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank governors.
English said Tuesday he would also meet with Group of 20 finance ministers at the invitation of Australia, which is hosting the G20 this year.
"The meetings in Washington will provide further opportunities to assess latest global economic developments and their likely impact on New Zealand," English said in a statement.
"New Zealand remains well placed compared with many other developed economies. But we need to be prepared to carefully manage global risks and challenges," he said. "So I'm keen to hear directly from the policy makers and business leaders dealing directly with these issues."
English would meet Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey, Singapore Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam and IMF deputy managing director Zhu Min.