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Where can I find more World Bank information?

The Public Information Center—known under different names in different countries—is the focal point for access to World Bank publications, reports, and other development-related materials. The Public Information Center was created to support the World Bank's policy of disclosure, to increase openness about Bank activities and to present the organization's work to the widest possible audience.

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In addition to a broad range of thematic newsletters, the Bank also produces regional and country updates to highlight recently approved projects, new publications, and other major initiatives.

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The World Bank is managed by representatives from each of its member countries. The two governing bodies that make all major policy decisions are the Board of Governors and the Board of Executive Directors.

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BulletHomeLAC Executive Directors of the World Bank

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The World Bank is supporting multiple efforts to combat corruption in the countries it supports and to ensure projects financed by the World Bank are free of misconduct or fraud. If you have evidence of corruption, you can submit your complaint through the World Bank Department of Institutional Integrity.

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BulletHomeLAC The World Bank's Anti-Corruption Strategy.

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If you feel your interests have been or could be directly harmed by a project financed by the World Bank, please contact the Bank's Inspection Panel. The Inspection Panel is an independent body created in 1993 by a resolution of the Bank's Board of Executive Directors and is the first of its kind to give voice to private citizens in an international context.

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What Grants are Available?

There are various grant/funding opportunities offered by the World Bank. Listed below are some examples:

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 InfoDev : provides funding for the dissemination of information and communications technologies and/or improving their use for social and economic development, and poverty reduction.

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 Social Funds: Social Funds support small projects ranging from infrastructure and social services to training and microenterprise development which have been identified by communities and presented to the social fund for financing.

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 Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund: Creates strategic alliances for a comprehensive, coordinated approach to conservation challenges (such as managing g protected areas and coordinating biodiversity corridors; training; trans-boundary planning, etc). Civil society organizations, NGOs, community groups, and private sector partners in the biodiversity conservation field are eligible to apply for funding.

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 World Bank Funds for Civil Society Organizations

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Submit your resume to the World Bank human resources department, or browse current vacancies:

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Information on the local investment climate

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Your SubscriptionParticipating in procurement contracts

Procurement contract awards can be seen on the Contract Awards Database.

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 Procurement Opportunities

The following websites contain information including invitations to bid or express interest for contracts under World Bank-financed projects:
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Your SubscriptionOpportunities for Scholarships

The Bank's Scholarship Program and the Fellowships Program provide opportunities for graduate studies leading to master's degree in development-related fields for mid-career professionals from the World Bank member countries that are eligible to borrow.

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USA - Washington DC
Marilene Montemayor
Ph: (202) 473-4709
mmontemayor@worldbank.org

CAMBODIA - Phnom Penh
Saroeun Bou
Ph: (+855-23) 217-304
sbou@worldbank.org

CHINA - Beijing
Li Li
Ph: (+86-10) 58617850
lli2@worldbank.org

INDONESIA - Jakarta
Randy Salim
pH: (+62-21) 5299-3259
rsalim1@worldbank.org

JAPAN - Tokyo
Tomoko Hirai
Ph: (+81-3) 3597-6650
thirai@worldbank.org 

LAO PDR - Vientiane
Alexia Sananikone
Ph: (+856-21) 450-010/11
Fax: (+856-21) 414-210
asananikone@worldbank.org

MONGOLIA - Ulaanbaatar
Sunjidmaa Jamba
Ph: (+976-11)-312-647 ext. 207
Fax: (+976-11)-312-645
sjamba@worldbank.org

PACIFIC ISLANDS and PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Aleta Moriarty
Ph: (+61) 2 9235 6545
amoriarty@worldbank.org

PHILIPPINES - Manila
Leonora (Nor) Gonzales
Ph: (+632) 637-5855 ext. 3003, 917-3003
Fax: (+632) 917-3050
lgonzales@worldbank.org

THAILAND - Bangkok
Pichaya Fitts
Ph: (+66-0) 2686-8324
pfitts@worldbank.org

TIMOR-LESTE - Dili
Gabriela Leite Soares
Ph: (+670) 332 4649
gleitesoares@worldbank.org

VIETNAM - Hanoi
Nguyen Hong Ngan
Ph: (+84-4) 3934 6600 ext. 234
Fax: (+84-4) 3934 6597
nnguyen5@worldbank.org

 

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Last updated: 2009-08-20