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Abdoulaye Seck- Country Manager, Myanmar

September 15, 2014

Yangon, September 15, 2014 – The World Bank Group has announced Mr. Abdoulaye Seck as a new Country Manager for the World Bank Group in Myanmar, based in Yangon. He has succeeded Kanthan Shankar who became the World Bank’s first country Manager in Myanmar in 2012, led the Bank’s policy dialogue with the government and coordinated development efforts across the country during the last two years.


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Prior to his new assignment, Abdoulaye Seck was the World Bank’s Country Manager in Moldova, Eastern Europe, where he led the preparation and implementation of the World Bank Group’s Country Partnership Strategy. He has coordinated policy dialogue with the Government of Moldova on a number of development challenges, including competitiveness and inclusive and sustainable growth, human capital development, reforms of the social safety nets, and adaptation to climate change. Abdoulaye managed the support of the Moldovan Government’s effort to eliminate extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. He has promoted effective coordination with development partners and stakeholders to strengthen country-led development process.

Abdoulaye also served as Advisor in the Credit Risk Analysis Department of the Japan International Cooperation Agency in Tokyo from 2009 to 2011. He provided strategic advice in managing the overall credit risk bearing capacity of JICA.

Prior to joining JICA on external service, Mr. Seck was a Senior Economist at the World Bank where he led the dialogue with client countries on economic policies and growth strategies, development policy lending, and the implementation of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness.

Before joining the World Bank in 1993, Abdoulaye was an economist in the Ministry of Finance in Senegal, where he oversaw the preparation of national accounts, macroeconomic forecasts and economic planning.

Abdoulaye holds a Master’s Degree in Development Economics from the Graduate School of Economics, Statistics and Finance in Paris, France.


Media Contacts
In Yangon
Kyaw Soe Lyn
Tel : +95 9 203 1159
klynn@worldbank.org
Meriem Gray
Tel : +959 421128395
mgray@worldbank.org
In Washington
Carl Hanlon
chanlon@worldbank.org

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