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Germany has played an important role since it joined the World Bank Group on August 14, 1952.  Along with the other members of the office, the Executive Director represents Germany in meetings at the World Bank and engages in direct consultations and negotiations with other Executive Officers in efforts to gain support for the World Bank's efforts in reducing poverty.

Last Updated: Apr 20, 2021


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The World Bank
Brief Aug 26, 2021
Federal Minister Dr. Müller meets President Malpass in Berlin

On August 26, 2021, World Bank President David Malpass exchanged views with German Governor and Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr. Gerd Müller in a one-hour exchange of ideas on current topics of cooperation. 

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The World Bank
Brief Oct 17, 2020
World Bank Annual Conference: Minister Müller pushes climate-friendly investments to overcome the economic crisis in developing countries

German Development Minister Gerd Müller is attending today's annual meeting of the World Bank as German Governor. He explained:

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The World Bank
Brief Oct 16, 2020
Corona Crisis - World Bank Annual Meetings: Minister Müller supports proposal for debt relief

Federal Development Minister Gerd Müller commented on today's annual meetings of the World Bank:  "The corona crisis hits the poorest countries hardest.

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VIDEO Apr 14, 2020
IMF/WBG SM21 Side Event - Targeting Green Bonds - How Credibility and Taxonomy May Determine Future Success

Mr. Gunther Beger, German Executive Director for Germany, together with representatives from the WB, governments, central banks, investors and the EU, discussed experiences in developing and applying green taxonomies from different parts of the world, what can be considered “green”, and whether there is a need for a global standard.


Annual Reports

The World Bank
Publication Nov 01, 2021

The World Bank Annual Report 2020

Supporting Countries in Unprecedented Times

WDR 2020 Media image with social media icons

Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains

The World Bank

Doing Business provides objective measures of business regulations for local firms in 190 economies

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Executive Director's Office for Germany
The World Bank Group 1818 H Street, N.W.Washington, DC 20433 US
Tel : +1 202-458-1183
Fax: +1 202-522-0222