2016 Annual Meetings - Parliamentary Workshop

4 and 5 October 2016

Washington D.C.

The Network hosted a Parliamentary Workshop on 4 and 5 October 2016 in Washington D.C. on the occasion of the 2016 Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF. Members of Parliaments were given the opportunity to engage with senior officials from both institutions on issues related to global economy and development.

Around 75 participating MPs from 33 countries were welcomed to join the discussions with the World Bank and the IMF on pressing global development issues.

The main themes of this year’s Parliamentary Workshop consisted of: the relation between jobs and growth; energy subsidies; good governance; citizen engagement; migration, conflict and displacement; healthcare systems; and the role of the International Development Agency (IDA). Participating MPs were also presented with the World Bank and the IMF outlooks for their region.

Participants included senior officials from both the IMF and the World Bank, Speakers of Parliaments, CSO representatives as well as heads and representatives of parliamentary organizations, such as: the African Parliamentarians’ Network Against Corruption (APNAC), the Commonwealth Parliamenatary Assembly (CPA), ParlAmericas, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean (PAM), and the Assemblée Parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF).


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Founded in 2000, the Parliamentary Network is an independent, non-governmental organization that provides a platform for Parliamentarians from over 140 countries to advocate for increased accountability and transparency in development cooperation. Jeremy Lefroy is the current Chair of the Parliamentary Network.


The Network – via its international secretariat, regional chapters and country chapters – reaches over 1000 Parliamentarians in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. It strives to increase transparency and accountability in the development cooperation process by fostering the oversight role of parliaments and civil society. The Network has a specific focus on multilateral aid and a sub-focus on the work and modus operandi of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the world’s largest multilateral funders.


It provides a platform for MPs and civil society to hold to account their own governments, as well as International Financial Institutions (IFIs), for development outcomes.

Membership is free of charge and open to elected parliamentarians who currently hold a mandate. As a member, you will receive The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s policy materials, including the quarterly Network Review publication and the Parliamentarians and Development series.

You will also be eligible to attend the Annual Conference and participate in discussions with senior World Bank and IMF leadership. You can also be invited to take part in the Parliamentarians in the Field country visit programme.
In addition, the The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund often invites partner organizations to join its activities.