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France is a major shareholder of the World Bank Group (WBG) and has been a constant supporter and partner of the institution since its inception in 1944, notably through its participation in IDA. Through the WBG, France participates in addressing the most pressing and complex international development challenges, in particular in infrastructure, education, health, agriculture, private sector, conflict prevention, climate change, economic and institutional development among other priorities. France is more broadly an important partner in global efforts to reduce poverty.

The Executive Director represents France in the Executive Board of the World Bank Group (see detailed description of the WBG). As an official of the WBG, the French ED has a duty to act in the best interest of the institution, to oversee and govern the business of the WBG, as well as to represent the interest of France. He is assisted by a team of advisors notably coming from the TreasuryAgence Française de Développement (AFD)Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Banque de France. The French ED is co-dean of the Board, and is a member of the Audit Committee and of the Human Resource Committee. He is also the representative of France in the IMF Executive Board of Directors.


HIGHLIGHTS
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Doing Business 2016 - France

Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency

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Events
From Lima to Paris - Climate Change Summit COP21/ CMP11

November 30th to December 11th, 2015 - France will be hosting and presiding the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), otherwise known as “Paris 2015”.

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MEET THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Executive Director

MEET THE ALTERNATE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Benoit Catzaras

Alternate Executive Director: EDS04

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OFFICE WEBSITES
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History of Membershp of France
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    France

    Membership Date
    December 27, 1945

In Focus
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    Africa's Pulse

    An analysis of issues shaping Africa’s economic future
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    The Challenge of Stability and Security in West Africa

    This book seeks to critically examine the challenges of fragility and security in West Africa, along with the factors of resilience. It seeks to investigate key drivers of conflict and violence, and the way in which they impact the countries of the subregion.
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    Inequality, Uprisings, and Conflict in the Arab World

    Against this backdrop of a slowing global economy, the MENA region is stagnating. Continued low oil prices, the escalation of conflicts, and civil wars make the short-term prospects for a growth recovery slim.





Contacts

Office of the Executive Director for France
International Monetary Fund
700 19th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20431 USA
Tel: +1-202-623-6505
Fax: +1-202-623-4951
eds04@worldbank.org
worldbank.org/eds04

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In Depth
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    Francois-Xavier Bellocq

    Senior Advisor to Executive Director
    Responsibilities : African countries, Corporate Governance and Voice, Gender Cross-Cutting Solutions Areas, Knowledge, Jobs Cross-Cutting Solutions Areas, Social Protection & Labor Global Practice, Fragile, Conflict & Violence Cross-Cutting Solutions Areas, Poverty Global Practice ,Water Global Practice Agriculture Global Practice, Low-Income Countries, Conflict Resolution System Leadership & Learning, Global Development Horizons Report. fbellocq@worldbank.org Tel.: +1-202-623-6503
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    Mariam Magali Diallo

    Senior Advisor to Executive Director
    Responsibilities : Development Committee (DC), Post 2015 Agenda, Education Global Practice, Health Nutrition & Population Global Practice, Climate Change (including Disaster Risk Management Environment & Natural Resources Global Practice, Governance Global Practice Environmental and Social Safeguards. Email: mdiallo11@worldbank.org Tel: +1- 202-623-6501
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    Armel Jean-Louis Castets

    Advisor to Executive Director
    Responsibilities: MENA, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Horn of Africa, Western Balkans, North America; Human Resources Committee, Budget Committee, Trust Funds and Voice Reform Email: acastets@worldbank.org Tel: +1-202-623-6446
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    Samuel Paul Robert Delepierre

    Advisor to Executive Director
    South Asia, East Asia, Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Belarus, Moldova. Email: sdelepierre@worldbank.org. Tel.: +1-202-623-6506
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    Marc Bruno Pierre Farnoux

    Advisor to Executive Director
    Responsibilities: IFC (including Asset Management Company – AMC), MIGA, IDA (financial aspects), Audit Committee (financial strategy, financial statements, risk management and internal audit), Doing Business, WBG Guarantees Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice, Finance & Markets Global Practice. Email: mfarnoux@worldbank.org. Tel.: +1-202-623-6507
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    Cyril Christophe Rebillard

    Advisor to Executive Director
    Responsibilities: Latin America and Caribbean Region, Oceania, Small and Island States Pacific Region, World Economic Outlook (WEO), Independent Evaluation Office (IEO). Email: crebillard@worldbank.org. Tel.: +1-202-623-6687
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    Ioulia Outkina Sauthier

    Advisor to Executive Director
    Responsibilities: CCA, Central Asia Region, Committee on Governance and Executive Directors' Administrative Matters (COGAM), Voice Secondment Program, Administrative and HR policies, External Website. Email: isauthier@worldbank.org. Tel.: +1-202-623-9584
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    Cecile Louise Marie Pot

    Advisor to Executive Director
    Responsibilities: Procurement; Safeguards; Risks; Integrity; Sanctions; Cross-Cutting Solutions Areas Public Private Partnership; Global Practice Urban; Rural & Social Development; Global Practice Transport & ICT; Global Practice Energy & Extractives; GP Water Email: cpot@worldbank.org. Tel.: +1-202-623-6795
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    Marion Anne Louise Sanchez

    Advisor to Executive Director
    Responsibilities: European countries, policy/institutional issues (IMF), financial stability issues. Email: msanchez4@worldbank.org Tel: +1-202-623-6751

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    Marilyn S. S. N. Chaperon

    Senior Executive Assistant
    Email: mschaperon@worldbank.org. Tel.: +1-202-623-6144
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    Brittany Elizabeth Chaney

    Program Assistant
    Email: bchaney@worldbank.org. Tel.: +1-202-623-9776
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    Laurence Monique Marie Scurry

    Program Assistant
    Email: lscurry@worldbank.org . Tel.: +1-202-623-8894
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    Marie-Jeanne Ama

    Administrative Assistant
    Email: mama@worldbank.org. Tel.: +1-202-623-6508
MEET THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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Executive Director

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OFFICE WEBSITES
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Constituency Highlights

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.

Voting Status by Executive Director:

  • 2016 Spring Meetings

    World Bank Group Spring Meetings 2016

    Washington DC: April 15 - 17, 2016
    The 2016 Spring Meetings of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund will be held in Washington DC from April 15 -17. Visit the website for information on public events or how to register for accreditation.

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



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.

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.




Project Map
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Use Mapping for Results tool to visualize the locations of World Bank-financed projects.
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