Initiatives to combat Covid-19

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Below you may find information on some of the latest initiatives from the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund concerning the implementation of measures to fight the spread of coronavirus. In parallel, you will find updated information about the policy initiatives taken by Parliaments around the world to cope with Covid-19 since the beginning of the crisis.

International Monetary Fund Responses

International Monetary Fund Policy Tracker

Statement by the International Monetary and Financial Committee of the IMF, 4 March 2020

Article by IMF Managing Director, Kristalina Georgieva, Policy Action for a Healthy Global Economy, 16 March 2020

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva’s Statement After a G20 Ministerial Call, 23 March 2020

Remarks by IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva During an Extraordinary G20 Leaders’ Summit, 26 March 2020

Opening Remarks for Joint IMF/WHO press conference by Kristalina Georgieva, 3 April 2020

IMF Managing Director Statement, Confronting the Crisis: Priorities for the Global Economy, 9 April 2020

 

World Bank Responses 

World Bank Press Release Announcing Financial Support as a Response to Covid-19, 3 March 2020

World Bank Increases COVID-19 Response, 17 March 2020

The World Bank Group Moves Quickly to Help Countries Respond to COVID-19, 2 April 2020

World Bank Group President David Malpass: Remarks to G20 Finance Ministers, 15 April2020

 

Joint Communicates by the World Bank and the IMF 

Joint Statement from the World Bank and IMF Concerning Coronavirus, 2 March 2020

Joint Statement from the World Bank and IMF Regarding the Spring Meetings, 3 March 2020

Joint Statement from the World Bank Group and the IMF Regarding A Call to Action on the Debt of IDA Countries, 25 March 2020

Joint Statement by the Chair of International Monetary and Financial Committee and the Managing Director of the IMF, 27 March 2020

Joint Statement by World Bank Group President David Malpass and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on Outcome of G20 Finance Ministers’ Meeting, 15 April 2020 

 

List of Global Parliamentary Responses to Covid-19 below 

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Parliamentary Responses as of March 20.pdf264.7 KB
Parliamentary Responses March 21-27.pdf339.29 KB
Parliamentary Responses, March 28-April 3 2020.pdf209.41 KB
Parliamentary Responses April 6-10.pdf211.6 KB
Parliamentary Responses to COVID-19 April 11-17.pdf332.84 KB
Parliamentary Responses to COVID-19 April 18-24.pdf329.82 KB
Parliamentary Responses to COVID-19 April 25-May 1.pdf236.8 KB

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. The Rt Hon. Liam Byrne 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.
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