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The Office of the Executive Director EDS21 represents the governments of Albania, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, San Marino, and Timor-Leste.

The mission of our Office is to 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 Group's twin goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting globally shared prosperity.

We place a high priority on the adequate implementation of World Bank Group activities and seek to ensure that the highest standards of services and governance are fulfilled within the Bank’s decisions at the Board of Executive Directors, in particular, to its clients and the least developed member states. Our focus is also on facilitating the contacts between government officials, private sector, community associations, and academics in constituency countries and the Bank. EDS21 voting powers at the Board equals the sum of all the shares of its constituent countries.

The Executive Director, Mr. Matteo Bugamelli, is Chair of the Budget Committee (BC) since 2016; and served as member of the Audit Committee (AC) and the Committee on Governance and Executive Directors’ Administrative Matters (COGAM) from  2014 to 2016.


  • Matteo Bugamelli
    Matteo Bugamelli

    Executive Director: EDS21

  • Miguel Coelho
    Miguel Coelho

    Alternate Executive Director: EDS21

Opportunities for the private sector

Contains an illustration of relevant activities of the World Bank Group (WBG) for the private sector, in order to facilitate participation in Bank financed projects as well as to provide opportunities for private business presence in the market for tenders related to those projects. 


Minister of Albania Meeting with President David Malpass

EVENT | Feb 06, 2020

Minister of Albania Meeting with The World Bank Group President David Malpass
Minister H.E Edvin Rama met with ED Pagano and President David Malpass
The World Bank

VIDEO | Dec 17, 2019

Patrizio Pagano's Interview by Voice of America (VOA)

World Bank Group Support to Abania Earthquake Relief

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History of the Membership of the Current Constituency of EDS21

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In Depth

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Apr 22, 2021

Member Countries

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The World Bank
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Boards of Directors

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Europe and Central Asia: Pushing forward the Energy Efficiency Agenda

The World Bank Group supports energy efficiency agenda across one of the most energy intensive regions in the world.

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Doing Business

The Doing Business Project provides objective measures of business regulations and their enforcement. See where countries rank on the "Ease of Doing Business."


The World Bank Group
Office of the Executive Director for Albania, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, San Marino, and Timor Leste 1818 H Street, N.W. Mail Stop MC 13-1310 Washington, DC 20433 USA
Fax: +1 202-477-3735
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