2018 Parliamentary Field Visit to Vietnam, 5 - 8 March 2018

In March 2018, a delegation of 27 members of parliament representing 15 countries visited Vietnam as part of the Parliamentarians in the Field program, created in 2001 to give members of parliament the opportunity to see the operations of the World Bank and the IMF on the ground, and meet with local institutions, development partners, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to discuss the country’s development priorities and strategies.


Full report of the visit

Summary in English and French

Press release

List of participants

Photos from the visit

Agenda of the event: English, French

Speakers' presentations:

"Vietnam at crossroads: Context, Challenges, Priorities", Ousmane Dione, Country Director for Vietnam, World Bank

"Vietnam: Economic Context", Jonathan Dunn, Resident Representative in Vietnam, IMF

"Engaging policymakers on transparency and accountability", Olfa Soukri Cherif, MP Tunisia, Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & IMF

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.