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Introduction to World Bank Group Operations: Seminar for Parliamentarians

February 22, 2022

Private Zoom meeting (details will be provided to registered participants)

  • The World Bank Group hosted an Introduction to World Bank Group Operations seminar for parliamentarians on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, from 9:00-10:30 AM EST (Washington DC); 3:00-4:30 PM CET (Paris)

    Participating Members of Parliament dialogued with high-level spokespeople from across the World Bank Group on the organization’s structure, mandate, operations, results, challenges and current priorities. 

    As representatives of the people, parliamentarians are important stakeholders to the World Bank Group in shaping projects and programs to meet citizens’ needs. They also play an essential role in shaping laws, approving budgets, and upholding good governance. 

    This seminar was an opportunity to learn more about how parliamentarians can partner with the World Bank Group to achieve better development results at the country level. It was also an occasion for the World Bank Group to gauge interest in potential future learning and capacity building programs. 

    Read more about the event outcomes here.

  • 9:00 AM–9:02 AM

    Moderator welcomes participants and introduces the program

    9:02 AM–9:05 AM

    Opening remarks

    9:05 AM–9:15 AM

    Overview of the World Bank Group

    9:15 AM–9:23 AM

    Introduction to IFC operations 

    9:23 AM–9:31 AM

    Outline of IDA and its impact

    9:31 AM-9:39 AM

    Bank Operations, Results & Implementation

    9:39 AM–9:44 AM

    Introduction to the Parliamentary Network

    9:44 AM –10:28 AM

    Q&A session with all panelists

    10:28 AM–10:30 AM

    Closing remarks 

  • Naysan Sahba

    Manager, Global Engagement and Partnerships, World Bank

    David Theis

    Press Secretary and World Bank Group Spokesperson, World Bank

    Marie-Ange Colombe Nouroumby

    Communications Officer, Stakeholder Engagement and Civil Society, IFC

    Enrique Blanco Armas

    Manager, IDA Strategy and Operations, World Bank,

    Nazmul Chaudhury

    Adviser, Operations Policy & Country Services, World Bank

    Hon. Ricardo Baptista Leite, MP, Portugal

    Vice Chair of the Parliamentary Network on the World Bank and IMF

    Moderator: Mercy Niwe

    Stakeholder Engagement Lead, World Bank

Date and time

  • February 22, 2022 : 9:00 - 10:30 AM EST