The World Bank External Relations Office in London aims to promote a shared development agenda between the World Bank Group and the United Kingdom as a whole. To this end, it promotes dialogue and partnerships with Government representatives, Members of Parliament, Civil Society Organizations and private sector representatives, academia and the media.
A key objective of the London office is to build political and financial support for the institution and broader consensus on international development. It does this by promoting better understanding of the World Bank Group’s mission and activities. The London office also seeks to increase opportunities for collaboration between the United Kingdom and the World Bank Group through co-financing, Trust Funds, joint analytical work in sectors and regions of mutual interest.
Key activities coordinated by the London office include:
- Maintaining and enhancing the dialogue with all British development partners;
- Providing input to World Bank Management on British development issues and policies;
- Serving as an entry point to access World Bank experts and information;
- Providing support during negotiations for IDA replenishments;
- Responding to queries and information requests, including from media;
- Disseminating World Bank data, information and reports about topics and regions of interest;
- Organizing and supporting conferences, seminars and other events on development-related topics.