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2022 Global Parliamentary Forum and Young MP Initiative

The 2022 Global Parliamentary Forum (GPF) will be held virtually during the World Bank Group and IMF Spring Meetings on April 14-20, 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 will provide 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.

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Parliamentary Dialogue Series: Accelerating legal equality for women’s economic inclusion

This second Parliamentary Dialogue Series event brought World Bank and IMF experts together with parliamentarians to discuss gender equality and women’s economic inclusion. This session highlighted findings from the Women Business and the Law 2022 Report and an IMF working paper, and addressed how parliamentarians everywhere can help nurture economic recovery and to accelerate action towards gender equality – #AccelerateEquality.

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Introduction to World Bank Group Operations

Seminar for Parliamentarians

The Introduction to World Bank Group Operations seminar for parliamentarians took place on Tuesday, February 22, 2022. The seminar was an opportunity for parliamentarians to learn more about how to partner with the World Bank Group to achieve better development results at the country level. It was also an occasion for the World Bank Group to gauge interest in potential future learning and capacity building programs.

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Parliamentary Dialogue Series: Taxation - Inflation Nexus

This Facebook Live conversation between Members of Parliament from across the globe and World Bank Manager of Fiscal Policy and Sustainable Growth Chiara Bronchi discussed fiscal solutions legislators could implement in the years ahead to tackle debt, control inflation, and finance greener economic activity.

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2021 Global Parliamentary Forum

The Power of Parliamentarians: shepherding a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery

The 2021 virtual Global Parliamentary Forum (GPF), co-organized by the World Bank Group (WBG), the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF (PN), brought together more than 200 legislators from around the world to share strategies and policy advice to help countries manage the combined health and economic impact of the pandemic on their people.

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Parliamentarians Immerse Virtually into the Sahel: Sharing development impact through innovative storytelling

Parliamentarians and key donors embarked on a virtual field visit to the Sahel region of Africa during A Virtual Journey into the Sahel: Delivering results together. The event, co-organized by the World Bank and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF, unveiled an immersive 360-degree virtual storytelling mission allowing visitors to witness the impact of International Development Association (IDA) projects in the region across the three pillars of the World Bank Group Sahel strategy – climate, people, and infrastructure. 

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Recovery in the MENA Region: Designing Inclusive, Resilient, and Sustainable Policies

The World Bank, in collaboration with the International Monetary Fund and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF, held its third MENA Regional Chapter Meeting virtually on May 20, 2021.

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The Global Young MP Initiative 2021: Fostering trust and transparency for better governance

The World Bank Group, in collaboration with the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF, held the second meeting of the Global Young MP Initiative virtually on April 7, 2021. The Initiative, first launched in 2019, brings together young legislators under 40 to share innovative strategies for confronting the future of global recovery and development issues.

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A Green, Resilient and Inclusive Recovery: The monumental task and unique opportunity for legislators

The World Bank Group organized a Global Parliamentary Workshop from April 5-6, 2021 alongside the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF (PN) on the occasion of the virtual 2021 Spring Meetings.

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Virtual Parliamentary Briefing on Supporting Countries in Delivering the COVID-19 Vaccines

The World Bank Group and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF (PN) co-organized a Virtual Parliamentary Briefing on Supporting Countries in Delivering the COVID-19 Vaccine on February 17, 2021.

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World Bank and IMF leadership emphasize Parliamentarians as valuable partners in defining development priorities

The World Bank Group organized its first virtual Global Parliamentary Forum themed “Achieving a green and inclusive recovery post COVID-19” from October 12-15, 2020 on the occasion of the Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF.

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Virtual Parliamentary Meeting on Managing Debt for a Resilient Recovery

Public debt in developing nations has surged to the highest levels in 50 years. As the COVID-19 pandemic devastates the global economy, the hardest-hit poorer countries will also encounter a debt crisis. Debt service suspension is a powerful, fast-acting measure that can bring real benefits to poor countries lacking the financial resources to respond to the effects of the coronavirus.

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A Conversation with Parliamentarians on Partnering for Development Impact

In celebration of the International Day of Parliamentarism, the World Bank co-organized a special Facebook Live Conversation with Parliamentarians on Partnering for Development Impact on June 30, 2020 jointly with the International Monetary Fund and the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF.

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Virtual Parliamentary Meeting on Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCV) in Time of COVID-19

As poverty is falling around the world, it is increasing in countries impacted by FCV, where it is estimated that up to two-thirds of the world’s extreme poor will live by 2030. The recent health and economic threats posed by the COVID-19 pandemic only risk to compound the situation further.

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Virtual Parliamentary Meeting on Pandemics and COVID-19

The Virtual Parliamentary Briefing on Pandemics with a special focus on COVID-19 will engage legislators from across the globe with World Bank Group senior management and experts on how to take rapid, coordinated action to mitigate the negative human and economic effects of COVID-19 and future pandemics. World Bank Speakers include Mari Pangestu, Managing Director for Development Policy and Partnerships.

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2019 Annual Meetings Parliamentary Workshop

Sixty-two parliamentarians from 32 countries gathered at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. on October 15, 2019 for the Global Parliamentary Workshop themed “Fighting Inequalities in a Shifting Global Landscape.”

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2019 Global Parliamentary Conference

The flagship event of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF, co-organized by the World Bank and the IMF, has become a quintessential meeting on the global parliamentary calendar. It provides a unique opportunity for legislators to engage directly with senior leadership from the two institutions and their peers from around the world. As elected officials and policymakers, parliamentarians are key actors in achieving meaningful development results for inclusive, sustainable economic growth.

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2018 High-Level Parliamentary Meeting

On the occasion of the 2018 Annual Meetings in Bali, Indonesia, over 70 participants from 20 countries attended the High-level Parliamentary Meeting organized by the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank & IMF, the Parliament of Indonesia, the World Bank, and the IMF. It was an occasion for Parliamentarians from around the world to engage with both institutions on crucial development questions.

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2018 Global Parliamentary Conference

Over 200 participants from 61 countries attended the 2018 Global Parliamentary Conference on April 16-17, where they had the opportunity to discuss pressing global concerns directly with the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde.