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Office of the Executive Director (EDS03)

United Kingdom

Welcome to the website of the Office of the Executive Director for the United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom (UK) became a shareholder of the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) in December 1945. The UK is also a member of the International Development Association (which it joined in 1960), the International Finance Corporation (1956), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (1988) and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (1967).

Along with the other members of the office, the Executive Director represents the United Kingdom in meetings at the World Bank and engages in direct consultations and negotiations with other Executive Officers in efforts to gain support for the World Bank's efforts in reducing poverty.
Gwen Hines
Gwen Hines
Executive Director, United Kingdom


Constituency News & Events

Jan 30, 2013Inequality Matters to People Worldwide, World Bank Photo Contest Shows (Press Release)
Jan 15, 2013WB urges developing countries to safeguard economic growth, as road ahead remains bumpy (Press Release)
Dec 18, 2012South East Europe Economy Shrinks in 2012, Faces Risks in 2013 (Press Release)
Dec 13, 2012New, Individual-Level Data on Financial Inclusion: The “Unbanked” Are Deterred by Cost, Documentation, and Travel Requirements (Press Release)
Nov 28, 2012Increased Targeting of Key Populations Can Accelerate End of Global HIV Epidemic (Press Release)

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