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Parliamentarians

September 13, 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 more than 50 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)

President Malpass meets Japanese Parliamentarians

September 13, 2022 – World Bank Group President David Malpass, while visiting Tokyo to take part in the in-person launch event of the IDA20, met with Members of the Japan Chapter of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank (PN). 

Close to 20 MPs were in attendance, including the Minister for Foreign Affairs (MP Hayashi), the two State Ministers of Finance (MP Inoue and MP Akino) and the Parliamentary Vice Minister of Cabinet Office and for Reconstruction. President Malpass was joined by Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer Anshula Kant, Vice President of Development Finance (DFi VP) Aki Nishio, and Vice President of External and Corporate Relations (ECRVP) Sheila Redzepi. 

The meeting provided an opportunity for an open and candid exchange of views between the WBG President and Japanese MPs across the political spectrum. This was the first time that an incumbent Foreign Minister attended a meeting of the Japan Chapter. 





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