Ousmane Dione has been leading the World Bank program in Vietnam since 2016.
Shortly after he assumed this position, the Vietnam Country Partnership Strategy 2018–2022 was endorsed to support Vietnam’s graduation to a middle-income country, with a focus on four priority areas: i) inclusive growth and private sector participation; ii) investment in people and knowledge; iii) environmental sustainability and resilience; and iv) good governance.
He spearheads the implementation of policy recommendations in the Vietnam 2035 Report, which aims to help Vietnam become a successful upper-middle-income country. Ousmane also leads the country’s transition from IDA to IBRD, overseeing a portfolio of 40 active projects and more than 50 advisory and analytic activities, with total net commitments of US$9.3 billion.
Ousmane brings to Vietnam more than 20 years of experience leading water, urban and environment programs in Africa, South Asia, Europe and Central Asia, Latin America and East Asia and the Pacific. He holds a PhD in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Lyon 3.