The 2022 Annual Meetings edition of the Global Parliamentary Forum, themed "Innovative Solutions for Turbulent Times" took place virtually on October 6, 10 and 11, 2022. The forum, co-organized by the World Bank Group, the IMF and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF, gave more than 200 participants, including 28 in-person, a unique opportunity to discuss policies and best practices to address today’s most pressing development challenges with World Bank and IMF experts as well as other stakeholders and their parliamentary peers.
During three hybrid sessions, parliamentarians explored how to best serve citizens during today’s tumultuous times as overlapping crises, including food insecurity, conflicts, learning poverty, COVID-19, and perhaps biggest of all, the effects of climate change, are vying for increasingly limited resources.
- Thursday, October 6 - Investing in People, Transforming Communities: Human Capital Results in Africa in collaboration with the World Bank Human Development and regional Sub-Saharan Africa teams. The meeting provided an update on the status of the Human Capital Plan in the Sub-Saharan Africa region, with an overview of progress being made across the continent and successful interventions being pursued. Watch the session replay.
- Monday, October 10 - Safeguarding Food Supply Chains explored novel solutions for keeping markets open and providing support to those most at risk of famine as sharp increases in food, energy and fertilizer costs are prompting some countries to implement trade restrictions. Watch the session replay.
- Tuesday, October 11 - The Urgent Need for Climate Action presented the World Bank’s new Country Climate and Development Reports (CCDRs) as well as IMF policy advice, surveillance, and capacity building that can serve as crucial tools to parliamentarians in identifying gaps and taking meaningful action to tackle climate change. Watch the session replay.