WB South Asia vice president in Dhaka

wbThe World Bank’s vice president for the South Asia region, Annette Dixon, arrived in Dhaka on Saturday on a five-day visit to Bangladesh.

This is Dixon’s first visit to Bangladesh since she assumed her position on 15 December 2014.

During her visit, the WB executive is expected to discuss ways and means on how to support the country’s next stage of development, building on the longstanding partnership between Bangladesh and the WB group.

“I will be meeting with a broad range of our partners in government, the private sector, civil society, and international partners to hear about how the World Bank’s assistance is helping Bangladesh achieve its development goals and how we can support the country’s next stage of development,” she said before coming to Bangladesh.

The WB is now preparing the Bangladesh country partnership framework that will guide the bank’s engagement in the country over the next few years.

Since 1972, the multilateral agency has pledged more than $19 billion to support growth and development of the country. Its current IDA (the International Development Association) portfolio in Bangladesh stands at $7.5 billion with 32 projects.

 – Prothom Alo