World Bank Managing Director to Visit Ethiopia

September 8, 2014

ADDIS ABABA, September 8, 2014 — The World Bank’s Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Sri Mulyani Indrawati will arrive in Ethiopia on Sunday, September 14, 2014 for a three day stay.

The visit is part of the World Bank Groups’ effort to further strengthen the partnership with Ethiopia. Indrawati is scheduled to meet H.E. Hailemariam Deslegn and members of his cabinet to discuss opportunities and challenges the country is currently facing. Indrawati will also meet with representatives of the donor community, the private sector, civil society and the media.

To assess firsthand how World Bank supported projects are benefiting the poor and are contributing to Ethiopia’s economic transformation, several site visits are planned. Indrawati will meet implementers and beneficiaries of projects promoting productive safety nets and improving urban local government development. She will see firsthand how initiatives that increase competitiveness and create jobs, play significant roles in reducing poverty, creating employment and ensuring food security.

For more information on events and photo opportunities, open to the media, please contact:

Media Contacts
In Addis Ababa
Gelila Woodeneh
Tel : +251 11-662-7700
In Washington
Aby Toure
Tel : (202) 473-8302