The 2022 Global Parliamentary Forum (GPF) was held virtually during the World Bank Group and IMF Spring Meetings on April 13-20, co-organized by the World Bank Group, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF (PN). The event provided legislators from around the world with the chance to dialogue with their peers and World Bank and IMF leadership and experts on the most urgent development challenges.
As the world is facing parallel crises of COVID-19, climate change and conflict, parliamentarians play a critical role in shaping policies and overseeing public finance to create economies that are more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient to shocks.
· April 14 – The Global Young MP Initiative convened parliamentarians aged 40 and under around the theme of “Innovations to Eliminate Learning Poverty.” The meeting, co-hosted by the International Parliamentary Network for Education, explored pioneering approaches to modernize education systems to ensure that all children know how to read and understand a basic text by age 10. Read about the outcomes and watch the event replay here.
· April 18 – Parliamentary Townhall with World Bank President David Malpass and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva provided parliamentarians with an opportunity to ask questions and engage directly with organizational leaders. Watch the video replay here.
· April 19 - Debt Management: Transparency and creativity for equitable growth with World Bank and IMF experts on how to manage debt in a transparent and accountable manner to better recover from the pandemic, while addressing medium and long-term development issues. Watch the video replay here.
· April 20 - Climate Finance and Smart Infrastructure for a Greener and More Inclusive Recovery addressed ways parliamentarians can work together with IFIs to achieve the 2030 Agenda in the context of COVID-19 recovery, notably through green finance and infrastructure, while prioritizing the COP26 commitments. Watch the video replay here.