Virtual Parliamentary Meeting on Fragility, Conflict and Violence

On 6 May 2020, the Parliamentary Network is organized with the World Bank Group a virtual meeting on Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV).  The event connected legislators, civil servants and parliamentary staff from across the globe with World Bank experts and management to learn about the World Bank’s newest FCV strategy with an emphasis on operations in the Sahel region and in the context of COVID-19. Participants heard from their parliamentary colleagues around the world representing fragile and conflict-inflicted countries as well as donor countries with a special interest in FCV. They shared insights into actions their parliaments can take to enhance country outcomes in fragile and conflict-affected nations through targeted legislation and development funding.  

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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.