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The Office of Executive Director for the South East Asia (SEA) Group office oversees a large swath of the Asia Pacific region stretching from Nepal in the west to Tonga in the east. The office has unique insights and perspectives on development challenges of the group. These call for leveraging the full strength and knowledge in the World Bank Group to serve the constituency effectively.


  • Hassan Ahmad
    Mohd Hassan Ahmad

    Executive Director: EDS16

  • Parjiono Lnu

    Alternate Executive Director: EDS16


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Doing Business 2019

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Interview | Dec 19, 2017

Bretton Woods after 75 years. Perspectives from the Board

Read Kulaya Tantitemit's reflections on the World Bank – its successes, its challenges and its impact.

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History of the Membership of the Current Constituency of EDS16

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IDA Statement of Credits and Grants for EDS16 Constituency Countries

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The World Bank Group
Office of Executive Director for the South East Asia (SEA) Group - EDS16 1818 H Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20433 USA
Tel : +1 202-458-1196
Fax: +1 202-477-4116
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