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.
IMF and World Bank policies and programmes work in tandem to expand and deepen financialisation, exacerbating the inequality crisis and harming human rights, financial stability and democratic governance
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