Middle-East and North Africa Regional Chapter

The series of uprisings that took place in the MENA region since the beginning of 2011 have introduced some reforms related to parliamentary oversight. Building on this important momentum, and according to the by-laws of Parliamentary Network, the MENA Chapter of the Parliamentary Network will act as a platform for parliamentarians from the region to exchange knowledge and experiences on best practices, and push for legislation to tackle pressing development challenges. 

The MENA Parliamentary Network chapter represents a platform for dialogue, exchange and action among regional parliamentarians and World Bank and IMF regional staff. The objective of the platform is to provide members with the space, network and resources to reflect and share experiences on best practices for tackling the region’s common and most challenging issues. The creation of the MENA Parliamentary Network will strengthen the relationship between regional parliaments and the WB and the IMF by facilitating a continuous exchange regarding their respective engagements within the region.

The countries represented in the Regional Chapter are Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Malta, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and Tunisia.


Find out more about the annual Chapter Meetings:

MENA Chapter Launch, 1-2 December 2016, Tunis, Tunisia

Second Meeting of the MENA Regional Chapter, 7-8 November 2017, Rabat, Morocco

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.
In addition, the The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund often invites partner organizations to join its activities.