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The Office of the Executive Director (EDS13) represents 23 African countries at the Board of the World Bank Group (WBG). These countries are : Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Republic of Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Gabon, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Niger, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal and Togo.

The Executive Director contributes to the institution's governance, and represents his constituency’s member countries at the World Bank Group. With his peers, he particpates in the design of strategies, the endorsement of the annual budget as well as the approval of lending, grants, direct investments, guarantees and technical assistance. As part of his mission of promoting the interests of his constituency’s member countries, the Executive Director works closely with his colleagues to: (i) influence the policies of the World Bank Group for recipient countries; (ii) assist his constituency’s member countries in identifying and seizing opportunities offered by the WBG; and (iii) advocate support for the implementation of initiatives, programs and projects supported by the WBG in member countries.



  • Alphone Ibi Kouagou
    Alphonse Ibi Kouagou

    Executive Director: EDS13

  • Abdoul Salam Bello Boubacar
    Alternate Executive Director Abdoul Salam Bello Boubacar

    Alternate Executive Director: EDS13



The World Bank

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Bretton Woods after 75 years. Perspectives from the Board

Read Jean-Claude Tchatchouang's reflections on the World Bank – its successes, its challenges and its impact.

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Summary of IDA Statement of Credits and Grants for EDS13

Summary of IBRD Statement of Loans for EDS13 Constituency Countries


The World Bank
Mar 14, 2016

Improving Children’s Education Outcomes in Francophone Africa

A ground-breaking regional learning assessment, the PASEC2014, depicts significant deficiencies in Francophone Africa’s primary school systems, despite expanded access over the past 15 years.

The World Bank
Jan 05, 2016

What Does It Mean to Be a “Njiit”? Women in Rural Senegal Talk About What ...

In Senegal’s Kaffrine region, women have been stepping into leadership roles, pulling up chairs to the negotiating table, and leading key initiatives that will ensure the sustainability of their energy supply and their ...

The World Bank
Mar 17, 2016

Interview on Innovative MSME Finance with Djibouti’s Deputy Bank Governor

In Djibouti, the Partial Credit Guarantee Fund is helping to increase access to finance for MSMEs. The PCG Fund was designed with help from the World Bank and the FIRST Initiative.


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