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Office of the Executive Director (EDS10)
Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, and Turkey 

Welcome to the website of the Office of the Executive Director for Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Kosovo, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Slovenia, and Turkey These countries have played an important role since they joined the World Bank Group. Their membership is as follows:

  • Austria – August 27, 1948
  • Belarus – July 10, 1992
  • Belgium - December 27, 1945
  • Czech Republic - January 1, 1993
  • Hungary - July 7, 1982
  • Kosovo - June 29, 2009
  • Luxembourg - December 27, 1945
  • SlovakRepublic - January 1, 1993
  • Slovenia - February 25, 1993
  • Turkey - March 11, 1947
Along with the other members of the office, the Executive Director represents these countries in meetings of the World Bank Group's Board and engages in direct consultations and negotiations with Bank staff and other Executive Offices in order to help the World Bank in it's mission to reduce poverty and achieve the Millenium Development Goals.

Gino ALZETTA, from Belgium, is the current IBRD, IDA and IFC Executive Director and current MIGA Director.


Constituency News & Events

Mar 11, 2013Rethinking Eurasian Cities - World Bank recommends actions for sustainable development of cities in Eurasia (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)