Board Members

Honourable Jeremy Lefroy, UK, Chair

Jeremy Lefroy MP is the current chair of the Parliamentary Network and a British Conservative Party Member of Parliament. Since his election in 2010, he has served on the International Development Committee. In 2015,...

Honourable Olfa Soukri Cherif, Tunisia, Vice-Chair

Olfa Soukri Cherif is Member of Parliament and Member of the Committee on Finance. Before, she was a Professor in Economics at the Insitute Supérieur de Science Humaines in Tunis, and in Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Paris, Panthéon, la Sorbonne, where she also studied. Ms....

Honourable Nathan Nandala-Mafabi, Uganda, Vice-Chair

Nathan Nandala-Mafabi is a Ugandan Member of Parliament with the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). He is part of the Appointments Committee. Since 2011 he is the leader of the opposition and the Chairman of Bugisu Corporation Union. He is also a financial management...

Senator Percy E. Downe, Canada, Vice-Chair

Prior to joining the Senate of Canada in 2003, Percy Downe served as Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. In the Canadian Senate, he is currently member of the National Security and Intelligence Committee of Parliamentarians, Vice-President of the Canada-Europe Parliamentary...

Honourable Pauline Bekono Ebah Ndoumou, Cameroon

Hon. Ndoumou has been the Quaestor of the National Assembly since 2007, as well as a member of the Committee on Social and Cultural Affairs. She is also the President of the Cameroon Chapter of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & IMF Chapter. She is the Vice President of the...

Senator Mauricio Lizcano Arango, Colombia

Oscar Mauricio Lizcano Arango graduated as a lawyer from the Universidad del Rosario in Bogotá, Colombia, where he stood out for his academic excellence and leadership. He was President of the University's Student Council, and Vice President of AIESEC (International Association of Students of...

Senator Alain Destexhe, Belgium

Alain Destexhe has been a member of the Belgian Parliament since 1995. He is a former Secretary General of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), former President of the International Crisis Group (ICG) and former President of Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA). After...

Honourable Shamsul Iskandar Mohd Akin, Malaysia

Hon. Iskandar Mohd Akin is a Member of the Malaysian Parliament and a member of the Rights and Privileges Committee. He was elected to federal Parliament in the 2013 election. Since then, he consistently highlights the importance of good governance and puts the agenda of reforming the anti-...

Honourable Lahcen Haddad, Morocco

Dr. Lahcen Haddad has been Member of Moroccan Parliament since November 25, 2011. He has been reelected for a second term on October 7th 2016. He has also served as Minister of Tourism with the Government of Morocco between 2012 and 2016. Before joining the Government in January 2012, Lahcen...

Honourable Olga Bielkova, Ukraine

Hon. Bielkova is a Member of Ukrainian Parliament and Vice Chair of the Verkhovna Rada’s Committee on Fuel and Energy Complex, Nuclear Policy and Nuclear Safety. She serves as the permanent Member of the Ukrainian Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE and a Board Member of the...

Honourable Yunus Carrim, South Africa

Hon. Carrim has been a member of the National Assembly of South Africa since 1994. During this time, he chaired Local Government, Public Enterprises and Justice Committees. He is also a former Minister of Communications and Deputy Minister of Cooperative Governance. Hon. Carrim has been active...

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.
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