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Makhtar Diop

Makhtar Diop

Vice President, Africa

Makhtar Diop is the World Bank's Vice President for the Africa Region. He has been in the position since May 6, 2012.

Before taking up this position, he was the World Bank Country Director for Brazil between January 2009 and April 2012, and previously held the positions of Director of Strategy and Operations of the Latin America and the Caribbean Region, and Sector Director for Finance, Private Sector and Infrastructure in the same region.

Between 2002 and 2005 Mr. Diop was the Bank’s Country Director for Kenya, Eritrea, and Somalia.

Before joining the World Bank, Mr. Diop worked at the International Monetary Fund, and served as Minister of Economy and Finance in Senegal. 
  • Speech by Makhtar Diop at the University of Michigan STEM-Africa Initiative Third Biennial Conference, April 1, 2014
  • Speech by Makhtar Diop at the High-level Forum on Higher Education, Science and Technology in Africa, March 13, 2014
  • Speech by World Bank Africa Region Vice President Makhtar Diop to the Senegal Consultative Group, February 24, 2014
  • Remarks by Makhtar Diop, Vice President for the Africa Region, World Bank - Nairobi, Kenya, December 11, 2013
  • Celebrating 50 Years of Development Partnership with Uganda - Remarks by Makhtar Diop, Vice President for the Africa Region, World Bank, December 10, 2013
  • Statement by World Bank Group Vice President for Africa Makhtar Diop on the Death of Nelson Mandela, December 6, 2013
  • From Growth to Transformation, October 13, 2013
  • Strengthening Agriculture Public Expenditure in Sub Saharan Africa, October 10, 2013
  • Getting Africa’s Infrastructure Built, by World Bank Vice President for Africa Makhtar Diop, October 10, 2013
  • Private Sector Solutions for the Water Crisis in Agriculture, October 9, 2013

  • More Irrigation and Pastoralism Could Transform Africa’s Sahel Region, October 28, 2013
  • Securing Africa's Land for Shared Prosperity, July 23, 2013

  • Le Soleil, November 5, 2013 - Read
  • Al Jazeera, November 2, 2013 - Watch
  • RFI Radio, Octobre 31, 2013 - Listen in French starting at 1mn45
  • RTS1, October 30, 2013 - Watch in French
  • Citizens Platform, January 14, 2013 - Read
  • Jeune Afrique, November 22, 2012 - Watch
  • RFI Radio, November 15, 2012 - Listen
  • RFI Radio, October 13, 2012 - Watch
  • Africa24, July 25, 2012 - Watch
  • RFI Radio, July 23, 2012 - Watch
  • Jeune Afrique, July 22, 2012 - Read
  • Jeune Afrique, July 22, 2012 - Watch
  • Les Echos, July 18, 2012 - Read
  • Africa24, July 18, 2012 - Watch
  • Africa Investor, July 1, 2012 - Read

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