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The United Kingdom (UK) became a founding  member of  the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) in December of 1945 and played a crucial role in helping found the Bretton Woods institutions (World Bank and International Monetary Fund). Today, the United Kingdom remains a major shareholder and an important and influential partner in global efforts to reduce poverty.

Additionally, the UK is also a member of the International Development Association (IDA), which it joined in 1960, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as of 1956, the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) as of 1988 and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) as of 1967.

The UK and the World Bank Group work together to develop policies on a wide range of issues, such as conflict prevention, governance, health, and education -- trying to enable millions in the poorest countries to be immunized, gain access to roads and clean water, and become teachers, among other benefits. 

The Executive Director for United Kingdom, along with the other 24 members of the Board, is responsible for the conduct of the general operations of the Bank, and exercises powers delegated to her by the Board of Governors. Ms. Robinson is a member of the Budget Committee (BC) (pdf), and Vice-Chair of the Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE) (pdf).

Last Updated: Jan 27, 2017


HISTORY OF THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE CONSTITUENCY OF EDS03
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Paid in Contribution to IBRD/IDA/IFC Trust Fund from United Kingdom

Major Contracts Awards to United Kingdom by Fiscal Year



Contacts

The World Bank Group
Office of the Executive Director for United Kingdom
1818 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20433
Tel: +1-202-473-1000
Fax: +1-202-477-6391
eds03@worldbank.org
worldbank.org/eds03

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    Melanie Robinson

    Executive Director
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    Clare Roberts

    Alternate Executive Director
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    David Stephen Kinder

    Acting Alternate Executive Director
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    David George Hamilton Beer

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Responsibilities: MIGA, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Crisis Response, Infrastructure, Governance, Health, Education, Procurement, Debt, Trust Funds, Integrity, Forward Look, Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries, Central Asia. Email: dbeer@worldbank.org
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    Irene Chen (a.k.a.) Man Yuk Chen)

    Advisor to Executive Director
    Responsibilities: IMF policies on macro-prudential, Capital Flows and GFSN; WEO/ GFSR / Fiscal Monitor; G7 (excluding UK) and Europe Email: ichen@imf.org
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    Matthew Cowie

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Responsibilites: IBRD, Budget, IAD, DEC, Finances (WBG), Middle Income Countries, Urban, Rural, and Social Develoment, Water, Agriculture (including GAFSP), Macro and Fiscal, EAP, SAR, Email: mcowie@worldbank.org
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    Thomas Hemingway

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Responsibilities: IMF policies; Emerging markets Email: THemingway@imf.org
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    Dominique Lam

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Responsibilities: IMF policies on quota & governance, SDR, financial sector, fiscal policy; Latin America. Email: DLam@imf.org
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    Evangelica Myers

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Responsibilities: IMF policies, Low-Income Countries, IMF lending facilities, IMF Resources & Budget; Africa. Email: emyers@imf.org
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    Matthew Myers

    Advisor to Executive Director
    Responsibilities: IFC, Private Sector Policy, Energy; Middle East, Caribbean. Email: mmyers@worldbank.org
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    Philip Stevens

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Responsibilities: IDA, IEG and Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE). Fragility, Conflict and Violence (FCS), Gender, Safeguards. Africa. Email: pstevens@worldbank.org

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    Maria Mota

    Program Assistant
    Email: mmota@ifc.org
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    Salvacion Rabanillo

    Program Assistant
    Email: srabanillo@worldbank.org

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Constituency Highlights
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    Representation and Liason

    The office of the Executive Director for EDS03 represents the United Kingdom when considering and deciding on IBRD loan and guarantee proposals and IDA credit, grant and guarantee proposals made by the President. It decides on policies that guide the Bank's general operations. The office is also responsible for presenting an audit of accounts, an administrative budget, and an annual report on the Bank's operations and policies as well as other matters to the Board of Governors at Annual Meetings.
  • Resources for Businesses and Civil Society

    World Bank Group Projects
    Information concerning current and past IBRD and IDA projects can be found using the World Bank’s Project Database. To visualize the Bank's operations, you can also take advantage of Mapping for Results, an innovative site that geocodes Bank's projects worldwide. IFC projects can be found using the IFC Project Database. MIGA projects can be found using the MIGA Project Database
  • Resources for Businesses

    Project Procurement
    Procurement-related information can be found in a number of different ways. You can access the World Bank's Procurement Policies and find out information on related business opportunities, or search through the Bank's Database of Awarded Contracts.
  • Resources for Civil Society

    Consultations
    The World Bank Group Consultation Hub provides a one-stop shop for individuals and groups interested in consultations hosted by the World Bank Group. On this Hub, you can find all ongoing and planned consultations as well as those that were closed within the past year. You also can find information on the subject of consultation, the scope and process of consultation, and on how you can contribute your views to the World Bank Group's decision-making process.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Allocation of Votes by Organization

Member countries are allocated votes at the time of membership and subsequently for additional subscriptions to capital.  Votes are allocated differently in each organization.

IBRD: Each member receives votes consisting of share votes (one vote for each share of the Bank's capital stock held by the member) plus basic votes (calculated so that the sum of all basic votes is equal to 5.55 percent of the sum of basic votes and share votes for all members).

IFC: Each member receives votes consisting of share votes (one vote for each share of IFC's capital stock held by the member) plus basic votes (calculated so that the sum of all basic votes is equal to 5.55 percent of the sum of basic votes and share votes for all members).

IDA: Each member receives the votes it is allocated under IDA replenishments according to the rules established in each IDA replenishment resolution. Votes consist of subscription votes and membership votes.

MIGA: Each member receives votes consisting of share votes (one vote for each share of MIGA's capital stock held by the member) plus parity votes, calculated so that the aggregate number of votes of category 1 and category 2 members is the same. Members choose which category they want to join at the time of membership.  Category 1 members were originally defined as developed countries and category 2 members as developing countries.

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    World Bank Group Spring Meetings 2017

    Washington DC: April 21 - 23, 2017
    The 2017 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund will be held in Washington DC from April 21 -23 . Visit the website for information on public events or how to register for accreditation.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MEET THE ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Clare Roberts

Alternate Executive Director: EDS03


World Bank Group Projects

Information concerning current and past IBRD and IDA projects can be found using the World Bank’s Projects Database. To visualize the Bank's operations, you can also take advantage of Mapping for Results, an innovative site that geocodes Bank's projects worldwide.

International Finance Corportation (IFC) projects can be found using the IFC Project Database. Mutilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MiGA) projects can be found using the MIGA Project Database.



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