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The Office of the Executive Director (EDS09) represents Australia, Cambodia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Our Office is supportive of the World Bank Group Strategy and the accompanying process of World Bank Group reform, including efforts to increase the Bank Group’s financial reach and drive greater collaboration between the Group’s public and private arms. We place a high priority on the smooth implementation of the change process, and seek to ensure that the highest standards of services continue to be delivered to all of the Bank’s clients, including its smaller members.

Our Office includes the Executive Director, the Alternate Executive Director, two Senior Advisors and Advisors. Most of these staff are appointed on the nomination of constituency countries on a rotating basis agreed upon by those countries.


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Vanuatu

Bill Weir goes to Vanuatu in the South Pacific for the premiere of "The Wonder List." He finds "a modern garden of Eden right before they bite the apple."

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Making Affordable Electricity to Solomon Islander

The Solomon Islands relies on expensive imported fuel for nearly 100% of its electricity. This is the story of Melody and James, who live in the Kobito 2 community in Honiara, the Solomon Islands capital.

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Infographic August 16, 2017
Cambodia: Sustaining Strong Growth for the Benefit of All

Key Achievement, Challenges to Sustaining Strong Growth while Reducing Poverty and Pathways to Sustainable Growth

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East Asia and Pacific Cities

Expanding Opportunities for the Urban Poor. Urbanization in East Asia and the Pacific has created enormous opportunity for many. Yet the rapid growth of cities can also create challenges as national and local governments try to keep up with the needs of their growing populations.

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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

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Alternate Executive Director
Hoe Jeong Kim
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EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OFFICE WEBSITES
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History of the Membership of the Current Constituency



OUR OFFICE REPORTS
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    Constituency Newsletter - No. 43
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    EDS09 Annual Reports 2015-2016



Contact

The World Bank Group
Office of the Executive Director - EDS09
1818 H Street, N.W. Mail Stop MC 11-1107 Washington, DC 20433 USA
Tel : +1-202-458-1020 and +1-202-473-4800
Fax: +1-202-676-1822
eds09@worldbank.org
worldbank.org/eds09

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YEARLY WBG REPORTS


In Depth

Our Executive Director and the Office represent the views and interests of our constituency countries at the Bank's Executive Board. We inform and advise our constituency countries on issues relevant to them. We implement our mission by (a) ensuring that the Bank hears the voice and understands the interests of our constituency in its policy development and operational decisions; (b) advocating policies and implementation practices that improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Bank; (c) encouraging the Bank to engage actively with our constituency members; (d) assisting our constituency members to engage actively with the Bank with the view to increase the understanding among constituency members of the Bank’s policies and activities; (e) assisting coordination between the development-assistance programs of the Bank and donors to the developing member countries of our constituency; and (f) facilitating contacts between politicians, officials, businesses, community associations and academics in constituency countries and the Bank.

The Executive Director is a member of the Board Committee on Governance and Administrative Matters (COGAM).

 

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016

Last Updated: Apr 21, 2017

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    Warwick Paul White

    Senior Advisor to Executive Director
    Email: wwhite1@worldbank.org Tel. +1 202-458-1016 Responsibilities: Audit, Budget, and COGAM Committees, Financial Sustainability Agenda, Finance and Markets, Trade and Competitiveness, Transport and ICT. Home country: New Zealand. Constituency representation: Mongolia
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    Eriati Tauma Manaima

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director
    Email: emanaima@worldbank.org Tel. +1202-458-1024 Responsibilities: Governance, Macroeconomics & Fiscal Management, IFC, Poverty, Voice Reform, Voice Secondment Program, Small States and Pacific Seminars, Oceans, Office Annual Report, Newsletter, Website. Regional responsibility: Africa. Home country: Kiribati. Constituency representation: Marshall Islands
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    Kyung-Yun Yeom

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Email: kyeom@worldbank.org Tel. +1 202-458-1019 Responsibilities: HR Committee, Jobs, Urban, Rural & Social Development, Social Protection & Labor; Regional responsibility: LAC. Home country: Korea. Constituency representation: Tuvalu
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    Rhinehart Silas

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Email: rsilas@worldbank.org Tel. +1202-458-1021 Responsibilities: Health, Nutrition & Population, Education; Small States. Regional responsibility: MENA, SAR & EAP (China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar). Home country: Palau. Constituency representation: Solomon Islands
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    Napae Hurim

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Email: nhurim@worldbank.org Tel. +1202-458-1025 Responsibilities: MIGA, Water, Energy & Extractives; Regional responsibility: ECA. Home country: Papua New Guinea. Constituency representation: Vanuatu
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    David Wallace Higgins

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    dhiggins@worldbank.org Tel. +1-202-458-1017 CODE and COGAM Committees, IEG, IDA, IFC, Gender; PPPs, Fragility, Conflict & Violence; Safeguards & Procurement, Trust Funds. Regional responsibility: EAP. Home Country: Australia. Constituency representation: Cambodia
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    Henry Ah Ching

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Email: hahching@worldbank.org Tel. +1 202-458-1026 Responsibilities: COGAM, ICSID, Climate Change; Agriculture; Environment & Natural Resources; Regional responsibility: Pacific & EAP (Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor Leste, Vietnam). Home country: Samoa. Constituency representation: Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Nauru

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    Eun Jong Chang

    Program Assistant
    echang1@worldbank.org Tel. +1 202.458.1022
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    Elsa Warouw

    Program Assistant
    ewarouw@worldbank.org Tel. +1 202.458.4716
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    Beatrice Nguerekata

    Program Assistant
    bnguerekata@worldbank.org Tel. +1 202.458.1023
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EDS09 Constituency Map
Mongolia Korea, Republic of Cambodia Micronesia, Federal States of Marshall Islands Palau Papua New Guinea Solomon Islands Vanuatu Tuvalu Kiribati Samoa Australia New Zealand

Our constituency is amongst the most diverse of those represented in the World Bank.  We represent both donor countries, as well as client countries with hugely varied needs, ranging from landlocked Mongolia to the small island states of the Pacific.  Our positions on issues before the Bank Board represent this diversity of interests, and we work to build a constructive consensus on matters under consideration.  While promoting the interests of all Bank members, we place a particular priority on the issues facing small island states, given the challenges posed by geographic isolation, limited populations and vulnerability to natural disasters. We also have a strong interest in the Bank’s financial sustainability and its ability to deliver for its clients.


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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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FEATURED
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    Constituency Newsletter - No. 43

    October 2016 - March 2017
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    EDS09 Annual Report 2015-2016

    The Office of the Executive Director that represents Australia, Cambodia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu produces Annual Reports on an annual basis
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    Constituency Newsletter - EDS09

    The Executive Director's Office EDS09 publishes Office Annual Reports and Newsletters