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The Office of the Executive Director (EDS07) represents Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

This diverse constituency is currently represented by Ms. Louise Levonian, with Canadian, Irish & Caribbean Senior Advisors and Advisors. Collectively, they represent the constituency countries in meetings at the World Bank Group, as well as in direct consultations and negotiations with other Executive Directors’ offices, to gain support for the World Bank's twin goals of eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity.

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Last Updated: Oct 02, 2019


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History of the Membership of the Current Constituency of EDS07

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The World Bank Group
Office of the Executive Director for Canada, Ireland and the Caribbean
1818 H Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20433 USA
Tel : +1-202-458-0082
Fax: +1 202-477-4155
eds07@worldbank.org
worldbank.org/eds07

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The Office

The Office of the Executive Director for Antigua and Barbuda, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent and the Grenadines is one of twenty-five Chairs on the World Bank Group Board of Directors.

Responsibilites include:

  • Representing constituency countries at the Executive Board
  • Acting as a liasion between the constituency countries and the World Bank Group 
  • Considering and deciding on IBRD loan and guarantees proposals and IDA credit
  • Considering grant and guarantee proposals made by the President
  • Deciding on policies that guide the Bank's general operations.
  • Representing constituency interests on several committees including Audit Committee, Budget Committee and Committee On Development Effectiveness (CODE). 

Alternate Executive Director

Currently, Ms. Donna Harris of Guyana serves as Alternate Executive Director. The Alternate Executive Director serves on a rotational basis among the 11 represented Caribbean constituency countries.

 

Senior Advisors & Advisors

Advisors from consistuency capitals provide support:

From CanadaDepartment of Finance, Canada and Global Affairs Canada, Canada's lead agency for development assistance.

From Ireland:  Department of Finance, Ireland and The Central Bank of Ireland with contributions from Irish Aid, the Government of Ireland’s programme of assistance to developing countries.

From The Caribbean: On a rotational basis among the 11 Caribbean states' respective Central Bank or Ministry of Finance. Currently an advisor from the Ministry of Finance & Economic Planning of St. Vincent & the Grenadines supports the Executive Director. A complete list of Ministries, Agencies and Central Banks can be found on our constituency page.

Last Updated: Oct 02, 2019

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    Louise Levonian

    Executive Director
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    Donna Harris

    Alternate Executive Director
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    Dean Beyea

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Canada. Committee: Development, Budget. WBG: IFC. Five I’s: IFC CAO; Global Practices: Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation, Infrastructure/PPP’s. Others: G7/G20, Development Finance, Capital, Risks & Treasury, Development Economics; Regions: LAC – non-constituency countries
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    Aidan Carrigan

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Ireland. Committee: Audit. WBG: MIGA; Five I’s: IAD, IFC CAO, Inspection Panel; Global Practices: Finance & Markets, Social, Urban, Rural & Resilience, Transport & ICT; Corporate Risk, Fragility, Conflict & Violence; Others: EU Liaison, OPCS, Think Tanks; Regions: IBRD/IDA -Europe & Central Asia
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    Karim Morcos

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Canada. Committee: Human Resources. WBG: IDA. Five I’s: IEG. Global Practices: Poverty & Equity, Energy & Extractives, Blue Economy & Oceans, Climate change. Others: Refugees/Migration, Humanitarian. External Liaison/Events: G7/G20, Financing for Development, UN Liaison, Canadian CSOs. Regions: South Asia, East Asia & Pacific
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    Laura Dorling

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Canada. Five I’s: Integrity. Others: Procurement policy, Private Sector engagement, PSLO Network. Regions/Countries: LAC (IFC) – non-constituency countries
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    Ronette Jordan

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Global Practices: Water. Small States. Others: External & Corporate Relations. Regions: Latin America & The Caribbean (Constituency Countries) Pacific Islands
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    Umesha De Silva

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Canada. Committee: CODE. Global Practices: Health, Nutrition & Population, Environment & Natural Resources. Others: Trust Funds & TF Reform, Environment & Safeguards. Regions: Middle East & North Africa (MENA)
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    Natalie Fernandes

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Canada. Committee: ED Informal Working Group on Gender Diversity at the Board. WBG: IBRD. Global Practices: Governance. Macro & Fiscal, Gender. Development Finance. Information and Technology Solutions. Region: Africa.
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    Sarah Hunt

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Nationality: Ireland. WBG: ICSID. Global Practices: Jobs, Education, Social Protection & Labor, Agriculture. Others: EU Liaison, Irish CSOs. Regions: Africa – (East & South), East Asia Pacific

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    Anne Turcotte

    Senior Executive Assistant
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    Kimani James

    Program Assistant

The office of the Executive Director for EDS07 represents a group of countries when considering and deciding on IBRD loan and guarantee proposals and IDA credit, grant and guarantee proposals made by the President. It also decides on policies that guide the Bank's general operations, and is responsible for presenting to the Board of Governors at the Spring and Annual Meetings, an audit of accounts, an administrative budget, and an annual report on the Bank's operations and policies as well as other matters.

The government institutions and counterparts in the constituency countries represented by EDS07 are:


Allocation of Votes by Organization

Member countries are allocated votes at the time of membership and subsequently for additional subscriptions to capital.  Votes are allocated differently in each organization.

IBRD: Each member receives votes consisting of share votes (one vote for each share of the Bank's capital stock held by the member) plus basic votes (calculated so that the sum of all basic votes is equal to 5.55 percent of the sum of basic votes and share votes for all members).

IFC: Each member receives votes consisting of share votes (one vote for each share of IFC's capital stock held by the member) plus basic votes (calculated so that the sum of all basic votes is equal to 5.55 percent of the sum of basic votes and share votes for all members).

IDA: Each member receives the votes it is allocated under IDA replenishments according to the rules established in each IDA replenishment resolution. Votes consist of subscription votes and membership votes.

MIGA: Each member receives votes consisting of share votes (one vote for each share of MIGA's capital stock held by the member) plus parity votes, calculated so that the aggregate number of votes of category 1 and category 2 members is the same. Members choose which category they want to join at the time of membership.  Category 1 members were originally defined as developed countries and category 2 members as developing countries.

Voting Status by Executive Director:

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    Washington, DC: April 12 - 14, 2019
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    Small States Forum 2017 - From Roadmap to Action

    Washington DC: October 14, 2017
    The Small States Forum (SSF), which takes place every year during the Annual Meetings, is a high-level session that brings together Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors from 50 small states to discuss the most pressing challenges they face.
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    Small States Engagement Update 2017 featuring Prime Minister Mitchell of Grenada

    Washington DC: April 20, 2017
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  • Executive Director's visit to Jamaica

    Kingston: April 4 - 7, 2017
    In April 2017, Christine Hogan accompanied by Alternate ED, Peteranne Donaldson, visited Jamaica and met with Prime Minister Andrew Holness, Finance Minister Audley Shaw, technical staff within the government as well as key representatives from the private sector, civil society and youth. Discussions surrounded Jamaica’s socio-economic performance, the country’s continued implementation of its reform agenda, The World Bank Group's engagement in support of these reforms and efforts to improve social and climate resilience. Through visits to World Bank Group supported projects, Ms. Hogan also saw the developmental impact of the Bank on the ground in Jamaica. The visit also showcased the contributions of a One World Bank Group as Ms. Hogan was supported on the ground by senior management from both the World Bank and the International Financial Corporation, the private sector arm of the Bank.
  • Executive Director's visit to Guyana

    Georgetown: February 2 - 4, 2017
    During her visit to Guyana in February, 2107 Ms. Hogan, accompanied by Advisor, Leslie Glen met with Hon. Winston Jordan, Minister of Finance. The meetings allowed for an excellent exchange on the prospects and challenges facing Guyana and the type of support needed from key multilateral institutions, such as World Bank Group. Ms. Hogan also seized the opportunity to make site visits to World Bank- supported projects.
  • Executive Director's visit to Grenada

    St. George: January 30 - February 1, 2017
    A World Bank team led by Christine Hogan, Alternate ED, Peteranne Donaldson and a representative from senior management traveled to Grenada and met with Prime Minister Keith Mitchell, the new Chairman of the Small States Forum as well as technical experts. The objectives of the meetings were to: (i) begin consultations on the Small States Strategic Roadmap; and (ii) discuss priorities for the Small States Forum moving forward. The team held very good discussions with Prime Minister Mitchell who shared his insights and vision for the Small States Forum and his commitment to collaborate with the World Bank Group.
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