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Geneva Office

The World Bank Geneva Office seeks to participate in global policy debates and to strengthen partnerships with policymakers in areas where the World Bank has an active role. Target constituencies are the more than 150 country delegations and the Geneva-based multilateral agencies, including the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, as well as the Red Cross movement, civil society groups, the private sector, and academia.

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The Geneva Office also supports Bank activities through discussions on:

  • Trade discussions with the World Trade Organization (WTO), UNCTAD and the International Trade Center (ITC) as well numerous civil society organizations.
    Specifically, the Geneva office:
    • Monitors key developments in the current round of trade negotiations,
    • Assesses the potential implications for country constituents,
    • Liaises with agencies producing data as a global public good,
    • Communicates the Bank’s analysis on critical issues in four areas of trade policy:
      • The Doha multilateral round,
      • Aid for Trade,
      • The Enhanced Integrated Framework for LDCs,
      • Trade facilitation

For further information visit World Bank on Trade

 


 

News and Upcoming Events in Geneva


Africa Can Help Feed Africa: Removing barriers to regional trade in food staples

November 21st - Geneva presentation of a new World Bank report, which says that Africa can feed itself, earn billions and avoid food crises by removing trade barriers within the continent.

 

Featured Past Events


 

Geneva Office Team

The Geneva Office is headed by Selina Jackson, Special Representative to the WTO and UN. The Special Representative and staff including Mombert Hoppe, Economist, Daniel Kull, Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist and Oksana Pidufala, International Affairs Officer, regularly participate in meetings held by the UN and the WTO and maintain a close working relationship with diplomats and international civil servants from the Geneva development and humanitarian communities on issues of relevance to the World Bank’s poverty reduction mandate.

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Selina Jackson


Special Representative to the UN and the WTO


Selina Jackson is the World Bank’s Special Representative to the United Nations and the World Trade Organization in Geneva where she is responsible for managing the World Bank’s relations with the WTO and the Geneva-based UN agencies, including Member governments, and other Geneva-based stakeholders.

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Mombert Hoppe


Economist


Mombert Hoppe is an Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the World Bank, focusing on collaborative projects with other Geneva-based organisations in the area of trade. In addition, he focuses on policy dialogue and economic analysis in the area of international trade, particularly in West and Central Africa. Prior to joining the World Bank he worked as Economist and advisor at the Ghanaian Ministry of Trade and Industry in Accra. He holds an advanced degree in European Economics from the Institute of European Studies in Brussels, and master’s degrees in International Economics from Maastricht University.


Daniel Kull


Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist


Daniel Kull is a Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist, representing the World Bank on disaster risk reduction, climate change and humanitarian issues. He also contributes to the WCIDS initiative. Before joining GFDRR, Mr. Kull was the global coordinator for disaster risk reduction (DRR) at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, a research scholar with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Senior Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Tajikistan and Technical Advisor for UNISDR Africa in Kenya. He also served as a hazard specialist for the Swiss Reinsurance Company, having started as a hydraulic engineer for both the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the Hydrologic Engineering Center of the US Army Corps of Engineers. A dual Swiss-American national, Mr. Kull holds a MSc in Water Resource Engineering from the University of California (Davis) and a BSc in Civil Engineering from Union College.

Anne Le Garrec


Team Assistant




Anne Le Garrec is in charge of office support such as schedules, travel arrangements, Video conferencing coordination and information technology

Oksana Pidufala


Policy Officer


Oksana Pidufala is a Policy Officer in Geneva, Switzerland. In her capacity, she represents the World Bank in key meeting of the United Nations and its specialized agencies and works to forge strategic alliances on development issues of mutual concern in key thematic areas: migration, health, social protection and labor, and human rights. In addition, Ms. Pidufala is responsible for managing communications and outreach to external stakeholders. Prior to joining the World Bank Geneva office, Ms. Pidufala served as an analyst for the Director of Operations at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), a specialized agency of the World Bank. Prior to this, she worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) as an analyst for the Global SME Banking Program. Ms. Pidufala also worked at the Brookings Institution where she served as the chief analyst for the Executive Director of the Wolfensohn Center for Development. A Ukrainian national, Ms. Pidufala holds a MA in International Relations from Syracuse University and a MA and BA in International Economics from Lviv National University in Ukraine.

Isabelle Taylor


Senior Executive Assistant




Isabelle Taylor is in charge of Resource Management, Events, Human Resources, and Information Technology matters.

Alina Truhina




Program Assistant on Disaster Risk Reduction, Communications and UN Affairs



 

Office Location

World Bank External Affairs, Geneva Office
3 Chemin Louis-Dunant
Post Office Box 66
CH 1211 Geneva, Switzerland
Phone: +41-22-748-1000
Email: itaylor@worldbank.org




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