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As part of the first phase of the voice and governance reforms of the World Bank, the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) Board of Governors approved a resolution increasing the number of elected Executive Directors and Chairs to 20 and 25 respectively, with a view to allowing that member countries in Sub-Saharan Africa be represented by three elected Executive Directors.

Accordingly, the third chair for Sub-Saharan Africa, at the Board of the World Bank, became effective during the second quarter of the financial year of the World Bank Group, on November 1, 2010, with three countries, Angola, Nigeria and South Africa, as the pioneer members. This is the third Annual report to be rendered to the Constituency Governors." Foreword by Mr. Mansur Muhtar, former Executive Director: Annual Report 2014 (pdf)

The report of the Executive Director presented to the governors during the Spring Meetings in April 2015, the first of such Report from Ms. Lourenco is also presented herewith:  Report to the Executive Directors 2015 (pdf)

The staff of the Executive Director Office for Angola, Nigeria and South Africa are committed to working with the 189 World Bank member countries to present a consensus on development issues.



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HISTORY OF THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE CURRENT CONSTITUENCY OF EDS25

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    Angola

    Membership Date
    September 19, 1989
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    Nigeria

    Membership Date
    March 30, 1961
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Angola, Nigeria and South Africa have been playing prominent roles as members and shareholders of the World Bank Group (WBG) since they joined the WBG in 1989, 1961 and 1945 respectively. At the beginning, the three countries were part of Africa Group I Constituency in EDS14 which comprised largely English speaking African countries with a few Francophone and Lusophone countries. 

The Executive Director, along with the other members of the Constituency office, represent the constituent countries in meetings at the World Bank Executive Board and engage in constant dialogue with staff of the WBG and other Executive Directors’ Offices.  Together, they work collectively and collaboratively to help the WBG achieve its mission of eradicating extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity for the bottom 40 percent by the year 2030.

Since its creation in November 2010, EDS25 has increasingly helped to facilitate interactions and improve dialogue between the World Bank Group and its constituent member countries more than ever before.

The Office continually seeks regular inputs on major policy/strategic issues and incorporates them into its statements to the Board from time to time. 

This office also acts in liaison with the capitals to seek advice and counsel in real time and receive more systematic and regular feedback from the constituencies on other key issues

EDS25 regularly informs the capitals of training, capacity development and other opportunities that could potentially help member countries in solving their developmental needs.

Overtime, these efforts have yielded significant improvements in understanding of how the WBG works, and in turn, leading to increased interaction and more availibiliry of effective use of resources and opportunities offered bythe Bank Group, other multilateral Development Banks and other International Financial Institutions.



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    Sipho Bhanisi

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director
    Responsibilities: World Bank Group Governance Institutions: Development Committee (DC), G20; Constituency Governance Institutions: Constituency Issues/Meetings; WBG Strategies, Policies, Evaluations and Resources Mobilization: IBRD, Regional Integration Strategy, World Development Report Global Practices & Thematic Areas: Human Development (Education; Gender; Health; Nutrition & Population; Social Protection & Jobs), MICs and Sub- Nationals Global Health & Pandemics, Committee: Committee on Governance and Administrative Matters (COGAM), SSA/AFRICA EDs Meetings; International and Regional Organisations: UN/ECOSOC/SDGs, SADC; Region: Middle East & North Africa (MENA), South Africa; Other: Energy Forum, Ad-Hoc Assignments. Email: sbhasini@worldbank.org / Tel. 202-473-7229
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    Fidel Odey

    Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, Nigeria
    Responsibilities: Committee on Development Effectiveness (CODE), G-24, International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), Governance and Anti-Corruption matters, Low Income Unders Stress and Fragile States LICU-FCS, Climate Change and Environment Issues, Economic Committee of West African States (ECOWAS), East Central Asia (ECA), Voice Secondment Program (VSP), Office Website and Nigeria projects/ programs. Email: fodey@worldbank.org / Tel. +1 202-473-0334
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    Nyeso Stanley George

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Responsibilities: G-24, CODE, Inspection Panel, UN – ECOSOC, IEG , Global Economic Prospects, Voice Secondment Program, African Development Bank/UNECA/AU/NEPAD, Infrastructure(Digital Development, Energy & Extractives; Infrastructures, PPP& Guarantees, Transportation), South Asia Region (SAR) & the Pacific (EAP). Email: ngeorge2@worldbank.org /Tel. +1 202-473-9327
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    Reshma Sheoraj

    Advisor to the Executive Director, South Africa
    Responsibilities: African Union and the New Partnership for Africa Development (NEPAD), Budget Committee, G-20, Human Development and Social Issues, Joint Bank/ Joint Bank/Japan Scholars Program, Latin America and the Carribbean Region (LAC), Middle Income States (MICs) and Subnationals, Multilateral Invsetment Guaranty Agency (MIGA), Southern Africa Development Community (SADC), and South African projects/ programs. Responsibilities: Email: rsheoraj@worldbank.org / Tel. +1 202-458-1349
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    Gil Matos Henriques

    Advisor to the Executive Director
    Responsibilities: Constituency Governance Institutions: ICSID, Disruptive Technology & FINTECH, Global Monitoring Report, Global Practices & Thermatic Areas, Equitable Growth, Finance & Institutions: (Finance, Competitiveness & Innovation; Government; Macroeconomics, Trade & Investment; Poverty & Equity) Constituency Outreach; Committees: Audit Committee, Common Market for Eastern and SouthernAfrica (COMESA); Region: Europe & Central Asia (ECA), Angola Email: ghenriques@worldbank.org

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    Thapelo Barbara Molakeng

    Executive Assistant
    Email: bmolakeng@worldbank.org /Tel.: +1 202-458-2118
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    Nkem Okorie

    Program Assistant
    Email: nokorie@worldbank.org /Tel.: + 1 202 473 7376
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
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EDS25 Constituency Countries Map Angola Angola Nigeria South Africa South Africa Nigeria

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.

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