Dhaka, Bangladesh (BBN)– World Bank Vice President for the South Asia Region, Annette Dixon, arrives in the capital on Saturday to build on the longstanding partnership between Bangladesh and the World Bank Group.

This is Dixon’s first visit to Bangladesh since assuming her position on December 15, 2014, a World Bank statement said in Dhaka on Friday.
During her visit, Dixon will meet with senior government officials, including the Finance Minister, as well as private sector and civil society leaders.

She will discuss how the World Bank can best support efforts to make economic development more inclusive while ensuring good governance and strengthening the country’s own institutions. She will also visit World Bank-financed projects in Bangladesh.
The World Bank is now preparing the Bangladesh Country Partnership Framework that will guide the Bank’s engagement in Bangladesh over the next few years. Since 1972, the World Bank has committed more than $19 billion to support growth and development of the country. The World Bank’s current IDA portfolio in Bangladesh stands at $7.5 billion with 32 projects.

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