Special Events

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In addition to the network’s Annual Conference and Parliamentarians in the Field visits, The Parliamentary Network also regularly participates in a number of special events including: global summits, parliamentary assembly caucuses and economic briefing sessions. See below for a list of recent Parliamentary Network special events and a brief write-up detailing the Network’s participation. For detailed reports on these events, please click on the tabs under "Special Events."

Parliamentary Network special events in the past:

Conference on Key G20 Economic Challenges - The Parliamentary Network on 23 June attended a conference on the key challenges to be addressed at the next G20 meeting in November of 2011 in Cannes.

ABCDE 2011 The Parliamentary Network participated in the three-day Annual Bank Conference on Developing Economics: Broadening Opportunities for Development from the 30 May to 1 June 2011 in Paris.

OECD 50th Anniversary ForumThe Parliamentary Network participated in the OECD 50th Anniversary Forum: Better Policies for Better Lives from 24-25 May. 

The Parliamentary Network attended WDR 2011 Presentation in Paris - The Parliamentary Network joined a presentation on the World Development Report 2011: Conflict, Security and Development on 17 May 2011, organised by the French Development Agency – Agence française de développement (AFD).

The Parliamentary Network participates in Global Parliamentarians’ Summit - The Parliamentary Network members partook in the Global Parliamentarians’ Summit on ‘Girls and Population: the forgotten drivers of development’ from 16-17 May 2011, hosted by the group ‘French Parliamentarians in Action’.

Parliamentary Network members participated in a PAP Meeting - Parliamentary Network members at the Pan African Parliament participated in a seminar for Parliamentary Champions with the World Bank from 13-14 May 2011.

MEP Delegation met with WB Managing Director at UN LDC Conference - Parliamentary Network members participated in the conference on better cooperation with LDCs held from 9-13 May in Istanbul.

WB Consultation on Social Protection and Labour - The World Bank on 29 April 2011 held a consultation to solicit input on its future Social Protection and Labour Strategy for 2012-2022.

2011 World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings - The Parliamentary Network's delegation composed of Board Members and additional MPs participated in this year's Spring Meetings from 13-16 April in Washinton D.C.

EITI Global Conference 2011 - The Parliamentary Network attended the fifth Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Global Conference in Paris, which was hosted by the OECD from 2-3 March 2011.

Special Meeting on the West Bank & Gaza - The Parliamentary Network on 2 March 2011 held a special parliamentary meeting on World Bank operations in the West Bank and Gaza with Mariam J. Sherman, World Bank Country Director for the West Bank and Gaza.

IDA16 Deputies Report Update - The Parliamentary Network on 23 February 2011 received an update on the IDA16 Deputies Report via audio conference with the World Bank's CFP team.

OECD meetings with Parliamentarians - The Parliamentary Network on 23-24 February 2011 participated in the OECD meeting with the NATO PA Economic and Security Committee and the OECD High Level Parliamentary Forum.

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.