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Saudi Arabia has played an important role since it joined the World Bank Group on August 26, 1957. The Office and its executive director, Khalid Alkhudairy, represent this country in meetings at the World Bank and engages in direct consultations and negotiations with other Executive Offices in efforts to gain support for the World Bank's mission of reducing poverty.

Saudi Arabia is one of the larger shareholders of the World Bank amongst 189 member countries. Saudi Arabia achieved the status of a single-country constituency at the Executive Board in 1986 in recognition of its contributions to the world economy and international development. 

Saudi Arabia participates in various funding programs of the World Bank Group. Because of its systemically important role in the global economy, Saudi Arabia is also a member of the Group of Twenty (G20). From time to time, the Saudi Executive Director has served as the Chair of the Board’s standing committees, and several of the past Saudi Executive Directors have served as Dean of the Board.

Last Updated: Jan 04, 2017


History of the WBG membership of Saudi Arabia
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Office of the Executive Director for Saudi Arabia
The World Bank Group
1818 H Street NW MSN MC12-1212 Washington, D.C. 20433 USA
Tel: +1-202-458-0186
Fax: +1-202-477-1759
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The staff of the Office support the Executive Director in the discharge of his fiduciary and representative duties at the Executive Board. Advisory staff review and advise the Executive Director on the documents brought up for Board and Committee discussion in respect of World Bank Group policies, strategies, operations, budgets, financial condition, independent evaluation, internal and external audits and other oversight mechanisms.

Saudi positions at the Executive Board on these and other matters are guided by its unique perspective as a developing country that does not seek financial support from the IBRD, and one that is also a major donor that on many occasions has exceeded the aid target of 0.7 percent of Gross National Income agreed at the United Nations.

The Office also supports implementation of the Bank’s long-standing and expanding Reimbursable Technical Cooperation Program in Saudi Arabia. The Office benefits from the support provided by two executive and administrative assistants.


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    Khalid S. Alkhudairy

    Nationality: Saudi Arabia
    Executive Director
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    Turki Dhaifallah Almutairi

    Nationality: Saudi Arabia
    Alternate Executive Director
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    Aftab Ahmed Qureshi

    Nationality: Pakistan
    Senior Advisor to Executive Director
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    Amadou Cisse

    Nationality: Mali
    Advisor to Executive Director
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    Abdulmuhsen Saad Alkhalaf

    Nationality: Saudi Arabia
    Advisor to Executive Director
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    Naif Abdulrahman F Alghaith

    Nationality: Saudi Arabia
    Advisor to Executive Director
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    Mudassar Imran

    Consultant

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    Dhufr Fadhil Hadeed

    Executive Assistant
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    Nadia Hamid

    Program Assistant
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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 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


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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.


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