Announcements


Launch Date : Jul 18, 2019
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I am pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Kucey as Manager for the Gender Group, based in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Andrea Kucey, a Canadian national, joined the Bank in 1999 as an Operations Analyst in the LCC Country Units, Caribbean Country Management Unit.   She has since held various positions, her most recent assignment being Country Program Coordinator in the ECA Country Units, Europe: Central, South & Baltics Country Unit.

In her new position Ms. Kucey's top three priorities will be to (i) work closely with the Senior Director to develop and oversee execution of GCGDR's business model and ensuring delivery of annual work plans; (ii) lead the development and implementation of appropriate strategies for resource mobilization, staffing, deployment, and talent management; and (iii) engage with internal stakeholders to ensure a good understanding GCGDR's program, services and solutions.

Ms. Kucey was selected to this position through the Bank-wide competitive managerial selection process. Her appointment is effective August 1, 2019.

 

Annette Dixon
Vice President
HD Practice Group




Launch Date : Jul 17, 2019
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Please join us for our first development economics marathon livestreamed from noon to noon on July 24th and 25th. Among those taking part will be President Malpass, Kristalina Georgieva and colleagues from DEC, IFC, the Regions, and many others. They will discuss big issues such as how to stimulate economic growth, reduce poverty and best help achieve development outcomes in countries by drawing on regional experience and expertise.

 

12:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2019 to 12:00 p.m. Thursday, July 25, 2019

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Launch Date : Jul 17, 2019
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Launch Date : Jul 17, 2019
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I am pleased to announce the appointment of Hana Brixi as Manager of the Human Capital Project (HCP) based in the Human Development Vice Presidency.

Ms. Brixi, a Czech Republic national, brings to the position rich experience spanning across human development, governance and macroeconomic and fiscal policy. Hana joined the Bank in February 1998 as a Public Sector Specialist in ECA and served as Senior Economist in EAP, and Lead Economist and Program Leader for Human Development in MNA. Based in China during 2001-10, she also served as World Health Organization’s Sector Manager and UNICEF Social Policy Chief and taught as a Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University. Most recently, as Practice Manager in the Social Protection & Jobs (SPJ) Global Practice for MNA, Hana has transformed SPJ engagement toward renewing social contract and enhancing resilience, human capital and opportunities for MENA poor and vulnerable populations. 

As HCP Manager, Ms. Brixi’s top priorities will be to: (a) provide strategic leadership for the HCP including sustaining momentum, driving innovation and supporting implementation of next phase of HCP and identifying high-value activities that the HCP team is uniquely positioned to lead; (b) ensure the HCP’s success as a “whole of WBG” initiative and a global effort to accelerate more and better investments in people for greater equity and economic growth; (c) empower and support the HCP team as an innovative, agile and entrepreneurial team that drives the program for results.

Ms. Brixi was selected to this position through a Bank-wide strategic reassignment process.  Her appointment is effective August 26, 2019.  

Annette Dixon
Vice President
HD Practice Group



Launch Date : Jul 17, 2019
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I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mamta Murthi as Director, Operations Policy in the Operations Policy and Country Services Vice Presidency (OPCS).

Ms. Murthi, an Indian national, is currently Director for Strategy and Operations in the Infrastructure Practice Group. Mamta joined the Bank as a Young Professional in 1995.  She has since held various assignments in the Europe and Central Asia Region and has served as an Advisor in the Office of the Managing Director.  Prior to her current assignment, Mamta was Director for Strategy and Operations in the Africa Region.

In her new position, Ms. Murthi’s top priorities will be to: i) lead the Bank’s operations policy reform and interpretation for all financing instruments (IPFs, DPFs and PforRs) and Analytical and Advisory Services (ASA), provide guidance to staff on Country Partnership Frameworks (CPF), and oversee the Secretariats for the Operations Committee (OC) and for the Vice Presidents on Operational Matters (OVP) meetings; ii) provide leadership, strategic guidance, budget and management oversight to the Operations Policy department, and deepen working relations with OPCS’ other departments (Risk and Results and Standards, Procurement and Financial Management); and iii) establish strong partnerships across the Operations Matrix (Regions and PGs), ITS, BPS, DFI and CRO, IFC, MIGA and partnerships with other MDBs and development partners.

Ms. Murthi was selected to this position through a Bank-wide competitive selection process.  Her appointment is effective September 16, 2019.

   

Manuela V. Ferro

Vice President

Operations Policy and Country Services Vice Presidency (OPCS)


Launch Date : Jul 17, 2019
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Keiko Honda has informed me that she will leave the World Bank Group at the end of October 2019.  Keiko has been the Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) since July 15, 2013. Over the last six years, as MIGA's CEO, Keiko has played a key role as a member of the senior management of the World Bank Group, contributing substantially to the institution's agenda.

Keiko leaves a distinguished record of accomplishment at MIGA including:  (a) projects supported by MIGA during this period which have contributed to development impacts such as access to power, payments of taxes and fees to host governments and achievement of climate co-benefits; (b) doubling MIGA's IDA portfolio, climate portfolio and overall portfolio; (c) enhancing and expanding cooperation with other MDBs, leveraging MIGA as a global risk insurer in development finance, as recognized by G20 Eminent Persons' Group; (d) improving cost efficiency; (e) securing additional financial capacity through reinsurance which allowed MIGA to continue its growth; and (f) improving staff diversity and inclusion of MIGA.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Keiko for her dedication, leadership, and contributions to MIGA and the World Bank Group. Her determination, vision and focus have inspired MIGA staff to deliver outstanding support and services to our clients.

We will be launching a global recruitment effort for the new Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of MIGA in the coming weeks.  


David Malpass
President



Launch Date : Jul 16, 2019
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Launch Date : Jul 15, 2019
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Have you ever wondered if copying a photo from the internet and posting it on a Bank blog requires a photo credit? And is it enough to add the credit line or do you need to do anything else? And what do you need to do if you want to post the same photo on Facebook? Can you cite your colleague's blog without permission? What if your colleague is from the IMF?

Register now for the "Copyright and Digital Media: Know Your Rights Because You Could Be Wrong" learning session to discuss these and other essential questions about copyright in the digital world. This latest session of the Copyright Coffee Series 2019 will take place in the World Bank Group Library (MC C3-220) on July 31, 10:00 – 11:30 AM. Bring your own cases and do not miss your chance to ask questions. For more information, contact Mayya Revzina.



Launch Date : Jul 15, 2019
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I am pleased to announce the appointment of Galina Sotirova as Manager of the Human Development and Corporate Evaluation Unit (IEGHC) in IEG. 

Ms. Sotirova, a Bulgarian national, joined the Bank in 1993 as Human Development Specialist in the Sofia Country Office.  She has since held various positions in the ECA, Africa and LAC Regions, and worked as Country Program Coordinator for Nigeria, Country Manager for Burkina Faso, and Country Operations Advisor for the Caribbean. Most recently, Ms. Sotirova was the Country Manager for Jamaica and Guyana since 2015.  

In her new position, Ms. Sotirova's top priorities will be to: (i) lead the development and oversee the efficient and quality delivery of the work program of IEGHC; (ii) nurture, lead and develop talent and deploy teams to deliver high quality products, and (iii) maintain productive, responsive and trusting relationships with internal and external partners.

Ms. Sotirova was selected to this position through a Bank-wide competitive selection process.  Her appointment is effective September 9, 2019.   ​


Alison Evans

Director General

Independent Evaluation Group




Launch Date : Jul 15, 2019
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