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The Office of the Executive Director (EDS09) represents Australia, Cambodia, Kiribati, Republic of Korea, Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Our Office is supportive of the World Bank Group Strategy and the accompanying process of World Bank Group reform, including efforts to increase the Bank Group’s financial reach and drive greater collaboration between the Group’s public and private arms. We place a high priority on the smooth implementation of the change process, and seek to ensure that the highest standards of services continue to be delivered to all of the Bank’s clients, including its smaller members.

Our Office includes the Executive Director, the Alternate Executive Director, two Senior Advisors and Advisors. Most of these staff are appointed on the nomination of constituency countries on a rotating basis agreed upon by those countries.


  • Nigel Ray
    Nigel Ray

    Executive Director: EDS09

  • Boosung Kang
    Boosung Kang

    Alternate Executive Director: (EDS09)


The World Bank

Feature Story | Nov 17, 2020

The Korea-World Bank Group Partnership Facility (KWPF)

Established in 2013, is an initiative to strengthen ties between the Republic of Korea's Ministry of Economy and Finance (MoEF) and World Bank Group. 

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The World Bank
Feature Story
The World Bank Australia Safeguards Partnership (WBASP)

is a multi-year partnership program between the World Bank and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The partnership is established since 2012.

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The World Bank

Feature Story | Oct 06, 2020

East Asia & Pacific and Covid-19 Response

EAP struggling with a viral disease. The remoteness of many of the Pacific Island countries has provided some initial protection from the global COVID-19 pandemic.

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The World Bank

publication | Nov 06, 2020

Pacific Islands Monitoring COVID-19 Impacts

The WB is supporting Pacific countries’ coronavirus response, with funding and supplies in addition to longer term public health system strengthening.

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EDS09 Lending

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The World Bank
Apr 22, 2021

Member Countries

The organizations that make up the World Bank Group are owned by the governments of member nations, which have the ultimate decision-making power within the organizations on all matters, including policy issues.

The World Bank
Apr 22, 2021

Boards of Directors

The Boards of Directors consist of the World Bank Group President and 25 Executive Directors acting as a unit to consider and decide on loans, credits and grants; private sector support, political risk guarantees, ...

The World Bank
Education Oct 11, 2014

Australian Government and World Bank Group Financing to Benefit Students

An estimated 8.2 million students from poor, rural areas will benefit from better-financed schools. More than 100,000 poor students will also receive financial support to attend classes.


World Bank Annual Report 2016

The World Bank Annual Report chronicles the Bank's work in six regions of the world and includes comprehensive lending data and full financial statements.


The World Bank Group
Office of the Executive Director - EDS09 1818 H Street, N.W. Mail Stop MC 11-1107 Washington, DC 20433 USA
Tel : +1 202-458-1020 and +1 202-473-1000
Fax: +1 202-477-2007 and +1 202-676-1822
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