The World Bank Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer is set to visit Ethiopia. Sri Mulyani Indrawati is part of the World Bank Groups’ effort to further strengthen the partnership with Ethiopia.
The Director is expected to arrive in Ethiopia on September 14 for a three day visit. Indrawati is scheduled to meet Prime Minister 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.
According to the schedule, several site visits are planned to assess firsthand how World Bank supported projects are benefiting the poor and are contributing to Ethiopia’s economic transformation. The Director will also 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.