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Contact Us

In Washington: Dina El Naggar,
Phone: (202) 473-3245; Email: delnaggar@worldbank.org

Where can I go to find more information?

The Public Information Center is the focal point for providing access to World Bank publications, reports and other development-related materials. This is being done in support of the World Bank's policy of disclosure to be open about its activities and to explain its work to the widest possible audience.

In Person:  A World Bank Public Information Center (PIC) is not currently available in United Arab Emirates.  See other points of access.

Online: Review reportsdata, and project information through this website.

Are there updates I can receive via e-mail on new loans, studies, and initiatives?

In addition to a broad range of thematic newsletters which include poverty, health, AIDS, water and sanitation programs and economic growth, the Bank also produces regional and country updates which highlight recently approved projects, publications, and other major initiatives.


Subscribe to our  free e-mail MENA updates, review  other World Bank e-mail newsletters.


Where can I provide my opinion on development issues?


Your opinion is welcome.  Provide your comments on a discussion of interest or just review what others have said, visit: http://www.worldbank.org/devforum/


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Learn more about how   representation, voting share, and decisionmaking at the World Bank.

What should I do if I have evidence of fraud or corruption in procurement or implementation of a project being financed by the World Bank?


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 from misconduct or fraud.  If you have evidence of corruption, you can submit your complaint through the  World Bank Department of Institutional Integrity.


Learn more about the World Bank Anti-Corruption Strategy.

What can individuals do if they feel their interests have been or could be directly harmed by a project financed by the World Bank?

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. For further details, visit the Inspection Panel Website 

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OPPORTUNITIES  [   Grants |   Jobs |   Investment |   Procurement |   Scholarships  ]


What grants are available?


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

InfoDev  provides funding for the dissemination of ICT technology and/or improving ICT use for social and economic development and poverty reduction.

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.

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, private sector partners in the biodiversity conservation field are eligible to apply for funding.

For a more complete listing see:

World Bank Funds for Civil Society Organizations

I am interested in learning of job opportunities at the World Bank

Submit your resume online or  Review current job openings.

I’m an investor. Is there information on the local investment climate?

IPAnet– a portal for international corporate investors, providing information and analysis on the investment environment and business opportunities.

FDI Xchange– provides profiles of new investment opportunities and business environment analysis from emerging markets worldwide

Rapid Response Unit- Knowledge resources specializing  in policy advice, investment climate and privatization in developing countries.

How much does my country win in procurement contracts? How can I participate?

The procurement contract awards can be seen on the   Contract Awards database


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

Development Gateway (dgMarket)

United Nations Development Business

Are there special opportunities for scholarships for my country?

Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program
Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program
IMF Institute Scholarship Program
Japan-IMF Scholarship Program for Advanced Study

Are there other libraries in the Gulf that provide free access to World Bank publications?

The World Bank works with libraries to provide public access to World Bank reports.  More information on accessing     depository libraries.

How can I order World Bank publications?

World Bank publications can be ordered through our online bookstore   or through the local distributor.


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