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March 14-16, 2012 - Parliamentary Conference on Private Sector Development in Kigali

March 14-16 - Kigali, Rwanda, over 100 Members of Parliament (MPs) from 37 African countries have agreed to step up efforts to improve the business environment on the continent by reviewing legislation linked to governance, trade barriers, and regional infrastructure.

The draft Strategy is open for comment until April 6, with the final strategy to be launched during the World Bank/IMF Spring Meetings in mid-April.
All parliamentarians interested in participating in the Spring Meetings must obtain individual accreditation and can now register online. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, April 10, 2012. In addition to the official meetings a Civil Society Policy Forum will be held on April 18-21, and the traditional one day Parliamentary Workshop is planned for April 18.
In order to help provide a platform for cooperation among Parliamentary Monitoring Organizations (PMOs), WBI with other partners is co-hosting a conference on Parliamentary Transparency and Parliamentary Monitoring Organization Networking for global PMO leaders. More information can be found on the AGORA web portal in advance of the conference.
Registration is now open for the Annual Bank Conference on Development Economics (ABCDE), one of the top global conferences about development. This year's conference is focusing on Accountability and Transparency for Development.

Openness - Accountability - Results
IDA complements the World Bank’s other lending arm–the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)–which serves middle-income countries with capital investment and advisory services. IBRD and IDA share the same staff and headquarters and evaluate projects with the same rigorous standards.
In response to the severity of the food crisis and the need for prompt action, the World Bank Group set up the Global Food Crisis Response Program (GFRP) in May 2008 to provide immediate relief to countries hard hit by food high prices. The Bank response has been articulated in coordination with the United Nations on food security.
A focus on results is at the heart of the World Bank Group’s approach. View results of development projects that countries, all over the world have achieved.

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