The board of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank met in France in June to elect their new chair, Betty McCollum, Democratic Congresswoman from the United States. At its general meeting in South Africa in March, the network chose the board: Monica Frassoni, MEP Italy; Yunnus Carrim, MP South Africa; Janette Garin, Congresswoman Philippines; Hugh Bayley, MP UK; Santiago Castro, Congressman Colombia; Suresh Prabhu, MP India; Hideki Wakabayashi, House of Councillors, Japan; and Kimmo Kiljunen, MP Finland.
World Bank Enabling the Business of Agriculture rankings prescribe land privatisation at the expense of family farmers, pastoralists, and Indigenous Peoples.
As debt crises across the African continent continue to soar, concerns are raised about the gendered impact of debt-servicing conditions imposed by international financial institutions.
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