The Future of Work for the People We Serve


The conference that took place on November 15th, organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth and The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & IMF, served as a platform for the launch of a new book, "The Future of Work for the People We Serve". This conference brought together politicians, policy-makers, and figures from the world of business, finance, trade unions and academia to discuss the issue. Throughout the meeting, we heard the IMF and World Bank’s take on this crucial agenda, along with new polling on voters’ hopes and fears for the fourth industrial revolution – while debating upcoming priorities for a new Social Contract for the 21st century.




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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. 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.