P&D series

The Parliamentarians & Development series presents key issues in development cooperation, aid effectiveness and international financial institutions that are of interest and importance to parliamentarians in their work. The series presents topics in a succinct, accessible format with a short analysis at the end.

Read the P&D series attached below.

P&D Series - Early Childhood Development477.92 KB
Creating Jobs Through Education in Africa354.13 KB
Les défis des bailleurs en contextes conflictuels308.51 KB
Donor Challenges in Conflict-Affected Countries296.6 KB
World Bank - Access to Information Policy812.3 KB
Good Governance in MENA336.91 KB
Looking Ahead to COP 16337.57 KB
Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and Accra Agenda for Action114.46 KB
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative113.26 KB
IDA15 Mid-Term Review111.88 KB
World Bank & Aid Effectiveness357.27 KB
Progress Towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)133.83 KB
Creating Jobs Through Education354.13 KB

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.