Spring/Annual Meetings of the World Bank & IMF

On the occasion of the Annual and Spring Meetings organized by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, the Parliamentary Network offers MPs the opportunity to engage with both institutions during a dedicated Parliamentary Workshop.

Parliamentarians are invited to join the Parliamentary Network delegation for a dialogue on development and matters related to the global economy, with discussions between MPs, senior management, and technical or operational staff of the WB and the IMF, meaning the people responsible for designing and overseeing the implementation of projects and policies. The workshop provides: 

  • Up to date information to parliamentarians on the World Bank’s and IMF’s priorities and strategic directions; 
  • Direct access to the World Bank and IMF for influential parliamentarians, thus creating effective possibilities for dialogue and impact (including at the regional and country level), 
  • A knowledge-sharing platform and, therefore, promoting parliamentary engagement for better development outcomes.

In the context of an ambitious global development agenda, the parliamentary workshop at the Annual and Spring Meetings plays a critical role in building political will to ensure that both development programs and the SDGs are attained, while encouraging country ownership and government accountability. All sessions will provide concrete examples and actions parliamentarians can take to achieve the goals and challenges discussed.

Read more about the previous Annual and Spring Meetings: 

2017 Annual Meetings

2016 Annual Meetings

2014 Annual Meetings

2014 Spring Meetings

2013 Annual Meetings

2013 Spring Meetings

2012 Annual Meetings

2012 Spring Meetings

2011 Spring Meetings

2010 Annual Meetings

2010 Spring Meetings

 

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.
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