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The Office of the Executive Director (EDS07) represents Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

This diverse constituency is represented by Executive Director, Christine Hogan, with support from Ms. Peteranne Donaldson, Alternate Executive Director, and with Canadian, Irish & Caribbean Senior Advisors and Advisors. Collectively, they represent the constituency countries in meetings at the World Bank Group, as well as in direct consultations and negotiations with other Executive Directors’ offices, to gain support for the World Bank's twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity.


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Feature
World Development Report 2017 - Governance and the Law

Why are carefully designed, sensible policies too often not adopted or implemented? When they are, why do they often fail to generate development outcomes such as security, growth, and equity? And why do some bad policies endure?

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Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative

We-Fi builds on the success of past and current Bank Group programs while reaching into new areas, supporting women-led businesses at earlier stages of growth, and unlocking access to equity and insurance services. At the same time, the facility aims to support complementary public sector interventions that strengthen the enabling environment and enhance market opportunities for women-owned businesses.

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May 09, 2017
Why Is Grenada Similar to and Different from the Seychelles or Other Small Economies?

Why Is Grenada Similar to and Different from the Seychelles or Other Small Economies?

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June 02, 2017
Financing Innovative SMEs in the Caribbean

Angel investing has the potential to become an effective form of capital for innovative SMEs in the Caribbean.

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Executive Director
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Christine Hogan
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Meet the Alternate Executive Director
Peteranne Donaldson
Peteranne Donaldson
Alternate Executive Director
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OFFICE WEBSITES
By Country


HIGHLIGHTS
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Press Release
Caribbean countries can benefit from more regional integration, World Bank Says

“The Caribbean has tremendous economic potential and growth opportunities”, said Tahseen Sayed, World Bank Country Director for the Caribbean. “This conference takes a long-term view and focuses on key priorities and policies for the region that can help boost growth, building on lessons from other small economies".

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Feature Story May 30, 2017
Belize: New WBG Country Partnership Framework

Belize: New WBG Country Partnership Framework

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Feature Story March 29, 2017
Stable Growth in the Caribbean

In development, size doesn't matter

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March 29, 2017
Taming Volatility in the Eastern Caribbean

Growth in the Eastern Caribbean has more volatile than in similar economies

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History of the Membership of the Current Constituency of EDS07
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    Antigua and Barbuda

    Membership Date
    September 22, 1983
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    The Bahamas

    Membership Date
    August 21, 1973
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    Barbados

    Membership Date
    August 21, 1973
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    Belize

    Membership Date
    March 19, 1982
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    Canada

    Membership Date
    December27, 1945
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    Dominica

    Membership Date
    December 27, 1945
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    Grenada

    Membership Date
    August 27, 1975
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    Guyana

    Membership Date
    September 26, 1966
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    Ireland

    Membership Date
    August 08, 1957
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    Jamaica

    Membership Date
    February 21, 1963
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    St. Kitts and Nevis

    Membership date
    August 15, 1984
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    St. Lucia

    Membership Date
    June 27, 1980
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    St Vincent and the Grenadines

    Membership Date
    June 27, 1980




Contact

The World Bank Group
Office of the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean
1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433 USA
Tel : +1-202-458-0082
Fax: +1 202-477-4155
eds07@worldbank.org
worldbank.org/eds07

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In Depth

The Office

The Office of the Executive Director for Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines is one of twenty-five Chairs on the World Bank Group Board of Directors.

Responsibilites include:

  • Representing constituency countries at the Executive Board
  • Acting as a liasion between the constituency countries and the World Bank Group 
  • Considering and deciding on IBRD loan and guarantees proposals and IDA credit
  • Considering grant and guarantee proposals made by the President
  • Deciding on policies that guide the Bank's general operations.
  • Representing constituency interests on several committees including Audit Committee, Committee On Development Effectiveness (CODE) & Human Resources Committee. Currently, Ms. Hogan is a member of the Budget Committee and the Committee on Governance and Executive Directors' Administrative Matters (COGAM).

 

Alternate Executive Director

Ms. Hogan is supported by the Alternate Executive Director from one of the 11 Caribbean constituencey countries on a rotatioal basis. Currently, Mrs. Peteranne Donaldson of Jamaica serves as Alternate. 

 

Senior Advisors & Advisors

Advisors from consistuency capitals provide support:

From CanadaDepartment of Finance, Canada and Global Affairs Canada, Canada's lead agency for development assistance.

From Ireland:  Department of Finance, Ireland and The Central Bank of Ireland with contributions from Irish Aid, the Government of Ireland’s programme of assistance to developing countries.

From The Caribbean: On a rotational basis among the 11 Caribbean states' respective Central Bank or Ministry of Finance. Currently an advisor from the Bank of Guyana supports the Executive Director. A complete list of Ministries, Agencies and Central Banks can be found on our constituency page.

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    Christine Hogan

    Executive Director
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    Peteranne Donaldson

    Alternate Executive Director
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    Jacob James Thoppil

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Canada. Committee: CODE, Development Committee. WBG: LLI. Five I’s: IEG - Global Practices: Poverty & Equity, Social Protection & Labor, Climate change. Others: Refugees/Migration, Think Tanks/External Events, Canadian CSOs. Regions/Countries: SAR – all countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Myanmar, Mongolia, Philippines). Regions/Countries: EAP - all excluding Cambodia, China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam.
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    Julie Trepanier

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Canada. Committee: Audit, Budget. WBG: IFC. Five I’s: IAD, CAO Global Practices: Trade & Competitiveness, Transport & ICT. Others: DEC, Capital, Risks & Treasury. Regions/Countries: LAC – all except constituency countries (Colombia, Haiti, Honduras, Peru) IFC – all countries
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    Mary O’Dea

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Ireland. Committee: HR. WBG: MIGA. Five I’s: Inspection Panel, CAO Global Practices: Finance & Markets, Social, Urban, Rural & Resilience, Fragility, conflict & Violence Others: OPCS. Regions/Countries: ECA – all countries (Ukraine). MIGA – all countries
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    Marie Eve Desrochers

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Canada. Committee: COGAM. WBG: IBRD. Global Practices: Governance, Macro & Fiscal, Gender. Others: ITS, WBG Corporate Scorecard. Regions/Countries: Africa - Ghana, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Guinea, Senegal, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Gambia, Mali, Benin, Togo, Niger, Nigeria, Mauritania, Cote d’Ivoire, Sudan, South Sudan, Somalia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Madagascar, DRC, Congo, Cameroon, Chad, Gabon, CAR, Equatorial Guinea, Sao Tome & Principe, Rwanda, Burundi
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    Laura Dorling

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Canada. Five I’s: INT. Global Practices: PPPs. Others: Procurement policy, Private Sector engagement, PSLO Network
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    Leslie Glen

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Guyana. Committee: Steering Committee. Global Practices: Education, Water. Others: ECR, Procurement policy. Regions/Countries: EAP – Pacific Islands LAC – constituency countries
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    Alexander William Lalor

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Ireland. Committee: COGAM. WBG: ICSID. Global Practices: Health, Nutrition & Population, Agriculture, Jobs. Others: WBG/Internal Events, Irish CSOs. Regions/Countries: Africa - Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Lesotho, Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Angola, Mauritius, Comoros, Seychelles, Zimbabwe EAP - Cambodia, China, Thailand, Laos and Vietnam
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    Christine Lynch

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Canada. WBG: IDA. Global Practices: Energy & Extractives, Environment & Natural Resources. Others: DFI, Safeguards. Regions/Countries: MENA - all countries (Jordan, West Bank and Gaza)

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    Anne Turcotte

    Senior Executive Assistant
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    Kimani James

    Program Assistant

The office of the Executive Director for EDS07 represents a group of countries when considering and deciding on IBRD loan and guarantee proposals and IDA credit, grant and guarantee proposals made by the President. It also decides on policies that guide the Bank's general operations, and is responsible for presenting to the Board of Governors at the Spring and Annual Meetings, an audit of accounts, an administrative budget, and an annual report on the Bank's operations and policies as well as other matters.

The government institutions and counterparts in the constituency countries represented by EDS07 are:


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:

World Bank Group Spring Meetings 2017
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    Small States Engagement Update 2017 featuring Prime Minister Mitchell of Grenada

    Washington DC: April 20, 2017
    The new chair of the Small States Forum, Prime Minister Keith Mitchell of Grenada, in partnership with the World Bank Operations Policy and Country Services Vice-Presidency, hosted the ‘Small States Engagement Update 2017’ at the 2017 World Bank-IMF Spring Meetings. As a follow-up to the 2016 Small States Forum (SSF), it was an opportunity for members of the SSF to get an update from World Bank Group Senior Management about their engagement with small states. As well, Prime Minister Mitchell presented his vision for the Forum and its future direction. Presentations were followed by a panel discussion on next steps for the small states agenda.
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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.
  • Executive Director's visit to Jamaica

    Kingston: April 4 - 7, 2017
    In April 2017, Christine Hogan accompanied by Alternate ED, Peteranne Donaldson, visited Jamaica and met with Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Finance Minister Audley Shaw, technical staff within the government as well as key representatives from the private sector, civil society and youth. Discussions surrounded Jamaica’s socio-economic performance, the country’s continued implementation of its reform agenda, The World Bank Group's engagement in support of these reforms and efforts to improve social and climate resilience. Through visits to World Bank Group supported projects, Ms. Hogan also saw the developmental impact of the Bank on the ground in Jamaica. The visit also showcased the contributions of a One World Bank Group as Ms. Hogan was supported on the ground by senior management from both the World Bank and the International Financial Corporation, the private sector arm of the Bank.
  • Executive Director's visit to Guyana

    Georgetown: February 2 - 4, 2017
    During her visit to Guyana in February, 2107 Ms. Hogan, accompanied by Advisor, Leslie Glen met with Hon. Winston Jordan, Minister of Finance. The meetings allowed for an excellent exchange on the prospects and challenges facing Guyana and the type of support needed from key multilateral institutions, such as World Bank Group. Ms. Hogan also seized the opportunity to make site visits to World Bank- supported projects.
  • Executive Director's visit to Grenada

    St. George: January 30 - February 1, 2017
    A World Bank team led by Christine Hogan, Alternate ED, Peteranne Donaldson and a representative from senior management traveled to Grenada and met with Prime Minister Keith Mitchell, the new Chairman of the Small States Forum as well as technical experts. The objectives of the meetings were to: (i) begin consultations on the Small States Strategic Roadmap; and (ii) discuss priorities for the Small States Forum moving forward. The team held very good discussions with Prime Minister Mitchell who shared his insights and vision for the Small States Forum and his commitment to collaborate with the World Bank Group.



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