The office for France (in Paris) is responsible for ongoing communications between the World Bank and the local development partners, thereby contributing to improved understanding of its mission and its activities: government representatives, legislators, researchers and academics, members of think tanks, NGO representatives, private sector representatives, international and bilateral institutions, and journalists.
The office promotes relations with French partners by organizing seminars and conferences on development-related issues, answering questions and requests from the media and members of parliament, engaging in consultations with French civil society concerning the policies of the World Bank Group, serving as contact point for addressing queries from the French public and private sectors, providing support for partnerships (co-financing, research, etc.) with the French Development Agency, and for the relevant teams at the time of negotiations on IDA replenishments.
The office also endeavors to increase the opportunities for growing collaboration between France and the World Bank Group through co-financing operations, trust funds, and joint analytical work on sectors and regions of mutual interest.
The World Bank Group at the Paris Office is also represented by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA).
Last Updated: Jun 05, 2013