World Bank Executives to Embark on Ethiopia Visit

ADDIS ABABA – Two World Bank executives are set to visit Ethiopia this week in a bid to strengthen the collaboration between the lender and Addis Ababa.

World Bank’s Managing Director Operations (MDO) Anna Bjerde and Vice President for Eastern and Southern Africa Victoria Kwakwa will start the two-day tour on Thursday.

“Their visit aims to enhance support for the people of Ethiopia and strengthen the collaborative relationship between the Government of Ethiopia and the World Bank,” the Bank announced today.

The two executives plan to engage in high-level meetings with government officials and development partners.

They will also have an opportunity to visit an Urban Productive Safety Net and Jobs Project (UPSNJP) site to engage with beneficiaries to better understand the impact of the project.

The World Bank says the visit to the Project site highlights its “commitment to addressing the needs of vulnerable urban communities” and “dedication to ensuring that development projects are effective and responsive to the needs of the people they aim to serve”.