Parliamentary scrutiny

IFI governance

News

Parliaments reign in IFIs: International campaign gains momentum

Over 170 parliamentarians worldwide have signed a petition demanding a greater role in scrutinising the operations of International Financial Institutions (IFIs) within their nations as a way to reassert the sovereignty of legislatures in parliamentary democracy.

21 September 2004

Accountability

News

Brazilian bill requires approval of IFI reps

The lower house of the Brazilian parliament is considering a bill which would require the appointment of posts in international organisations such as the Bank and Fund to receive confirmation by the senate.

27 July 2004

Accountability

Analysis

UK and the IMF 2003- 5th annual report to parliament

fifth annual report to Parliament on UK operations at the IMF

4 June 2004 | Review

Accountability

News

Parliamentarians’ trade working group

On 20 April, the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank launched a working group on international trade.

24 May 2004

Conditionality

News

Parliaments: the missing link in democratising national policy making

Across sub-saharan Africa, good governance efforts depend on the strengthening of parliamentary democracy. In sharp contrast country relations with IFIs reveal weak parliamentary engagement.

5 April 2004

Knowledge

News

PRSPs: a continuation of structural adjustment

Debate remains over the formulation and content of PRSPs. Many analysts suggest that they continue the trajectory of structural adjustment policies.

5 April 2004

Conditionality

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Parliamentarians increase demands on World Bank

At a major conference in February parliamentarians from 70 countries demanded a greater say in approving national policy frameworks.

5 April 2004

Accountability

News

Legislators courted but oversight insufficient

The Parliamentary Network on the World Bank (PNoWB) will hold its annual conference February 15-16 in Paris. Oversight of relations between governments, the IMF and the Bank by legislators is still insufficient in the North and in the South.

3 February 2004

Accountability

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Europeans gather to assess global progressive strategies

Key European politicians, campaigners and officials met in Brussels to discuss bolder strategies for global governance. They discussed a report by former Danish Prime Minister Poul Rasmussen which recommends significant reducing the roles of the World Bank and IMF.

31 January 2004

Gender

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UK MPs question WB governance

On 6 November the International Development Committee of the House of Commons held an evidence session on World Bank/IMF issues

17 November 2003