The World Bank, jointly with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF, held the latest Global Parliamentary Forum on October 9, 2023 during the Annual Meetings in Marrakech, Morocco.
The event, co-hosted by the Moroccan Parliament, engaged parliamentarians in a dialogue with World Bank and IMF senior leadership on development and key issues related to the global economy. It helped build political will and support for the poorest and most vulnerable countries impacted by the multiple crises facing the world today, creating possibilities for lawmakers to exchange best practices to promote a more resilient future. Sessions explored climate change, debt, digitization, and migration, as well as updates on the Evolution process being undertaken to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the World Bank to achieve meaningful, resilient and sustainable development results.
Participating parliamentarians were able to attend the full week of World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings public events, seminars and workshops, which promote interaction between World Bank and IMF staff and hundreds of civil society organizations, international organizations, journalists, private sector representatives, and academics from all parts of the world.