As part of the World Bank restructuring process, in which the Bank is creating 14 global practices and five cross-cutting areas (see Observer Autumn 2013, Bulletin Dec 2013), the Bank appointed 16 senior staff members in April. They will be starting their new jobs in July. Still to be names are the directors for the agriculture global practice and the cross-cutting solutions areas of public-private partnerships and of conflict, violence and fragility.
The process, referred to by newspaper Financial Times as “restructuring hell,” will be complemented by a reduction in administrative costs of $400 million over the next three years.
|Junaid Ahmad||Water global practice||Director for sustainable development, Middle East and North Africa region, World Bank|
|Arup Banerji||Social protection and labour global practice||Sector director for social protection and labour, Human Development Network, World Bank|
|Paula Caballero||Environment and natural resources global practice||Director for economic, social and environmental affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Colombia|
|Claudia Costin||Education global practice||Secretary of education, city of Rio de Janeiro|
|Tim Evans||Health, nutrition and population global practice||Director of health, nutrition and population, Human Development Network, World Bank|
|Anita George||Energy and extractives global practice||Director for infrastructure, International Finance Corporation|
|Marcelo Giugale||Macroeconomics and fiscal management global practice||Director of poverty reduction and economic management, Africa region, World Bank|
|Anabel Gonzalez||Trade and competitiveness global practice||Minister of foreign trade, Costa Rica|
|Gloria Grandolini||Finance and markets global practice||Country director for Mexico and Colombia, World Bank|
|Pierre Guislain||Transport and information technology global practice||Director, World Bank Group investment climate department|
|Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez||Urban, rural and social development global practice||Sector director for sustainable development in the Latin America and Caribbean region, World Bank|
|Mario Marcel||Governance global practice||Deputy director for public governance and territorial development, OECD|
|Ana Revenga||Poverty global practice||Acting vice president, poverty reduction and economic management network, World Bank|
|Caren Grown||Gender cross cutting solutions area||Economist in residence, Department of Economics, American University|
|Nigel Twose||Jobs cross cutting solutions area||Director of development impact, International Finance Corporation|
The Bank has also appointed a new vice president of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO), the IFC’s accountability mechanism.
|Osvaldo Luis Gratacós||Vice president of the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO)||Inspector general of the Export-Import Bank of the USA|