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World Bank Group held Patrnership Consultations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

September 12-13, 2013

The Hague, The Netherlands

Joachim von Amsberg, World Bank Vice President for Concessional Finance and Global Partnerships, and Nena Stoiljkovic, IFC Vice President for Business Advisory Services were in the Netherlands Sept 12-13, 2013 for partnership consultations with counterparts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Joachim von Amsberg, World Bank Vice President for Concessional Finance and Global Partnerships, and Nena Stoiljkovic, IFC Vice President for Business Advisory Services were in the Netherlands Sept 12-13, 2013 for partnership consultations with counterparts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The consultations involved technical specialists from both the World Bank Group and the Foreign Affairs Ministry, focusing on the four priority areas of the Netherlands development cooperation: food security, water, fragile and post-conflict states, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. While in the Hague, the Vice Presidents met with members of the parliamentary Committee on Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, as well as representatives of the Dutch private sector and civil society organizations. Discussions focused on the new World Bank Group strategy, the priorities and policy directions of the World Bank's fund for the poorest - IDA (International Development Association), IFC's role in supporting private sector investment in developing countries, as well as updates on the ongoing reviews of the World Bank's procurement and safeguards policies.