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Parliamentarians

May 12, 2022





The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & International Monetary Fund (The Parliamentary Network or PNoWB) 

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The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & International Monetary Fund (The Parliamentary Network or PNoWB) provides a platform for parliamentarians from over 140 countries to advocate for increased accountability and transparency in International Financial Institutions and multilateral development financing. Founded in 2000, the Parliamentary Network seeks to engage law makers from around the globe in the common mission of addressing good governance and poverty challenges in both their home countries and abroad. Directed by a twelve-member Board elected by their peers, the Parliamentary Network is an independent non-governmental organization with a secretariat in Paris. The organization is open to all elected parliamentarians from World Bank member states who hold a current mandate. Parliamentary Network members represent themselves and their constituents, and not their countries, parliaments or governments. The Rt Hon. Liam Byrne is the current Chair of the Parliamentary Network.

Hyperlink:

https://www.parlnet.org/about/
https://www.worldbank.org/en/who-we-are/parliamentarians


Japan Chapter of the Parliamentary Network (PNoWB Japan)

The Japan Chapter of the Parliamentary Network (PNoWB Japan) was established in May 2004 under the chairmanship of The Honorable Masahiko KOMURA as the Japan branch of the Parliamentary Network at the global level. Following successive chairmanships under The Honorable Masahiko KOMURA (2004-2017) and The Honorable Asahiko MIHARA (2017-January 2022), PNoWB Japan is headed by the Honorable Takehiko MATSUMOTO, with a membership of 60 MPs. Key activities of PNoWB Japan include engagement with visiting World Bank Group senior management and more recently, virtual and on-line consultations with WBG Headquarters in Washington.


Highlights from recent activities of the Japan Chapter of the Parliamentary Network (PNoWB Japan)

MIGA EVP Hiroshi Meeting with MPs  (May 12, 2022)

Japan Chapter of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank (PNoWB Japan), under the leadership of its chair, the Honorable MATSUMOTO Takeaki, MP, hosted a face-to-face meeting on May 12 with MATANO Hiroshi, Executive Vice President of MIGA (Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency). Moderated by the Honorable ODAWARA Kiyoshi, MP, State Minister of Foreign Affairs cum Secretary General of the Japan Chapter, MPs who are members of the latter had lively discussions with the head of MIGA on challenges faced by developing economies and the role of MIGA in today’s fast-evolving world.  





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