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Office of The Executive Director EDS21

Welcome to the website of the Office of the Executive Director for Albania, Greece, Italy, Malta, Portugal, San Marino, and Timor-Leste. In 2010, our member countries selected Mr. Piero Cipollone as our Executive Director to lead and represent our constituency at Board of Directors of the World Bank Group (IBRD, IFC, IDA, MIGA). It is our aim to provide an initial orientation to procedures on business and jobs opportunities offered by the WBG to the private sector, as well as to provide sector strategies and related projects in Greek, Italian and Portuguese for your convenience.






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News and Events

October 11-12, 2014Annual Meetings 2014
Sept. 9, 2014IL global Trade Facilitation Program di IFC / Banca Mondiale
July 29, 2014Italian Foreign Minister in Visit to Tirana ( Albanian)
July 29, 2014Italian Foreign Minister in visit to Tirana ( English)
May 16, 2014World Bank lends Albania $100 mln for finance sector
May 8, 2014World Bank Group President meets key stakeholders in Rome
N/AProcurement Policy Review: Consultations
Oct. 29, 2013Greece Top Improver in Starting a Business WorldWide Says World Bank Group Report
Oct. 11-13, 2013Annual Meetings 2013, Washington D.C.
Sep. 27, 2013Seminario - Le attivita' e i programmi di IFC, Roma 27 settembre 2013 
Sep.13, 2013Seminario tecnico-formativo sulle procedure di partecipazione alle gare d’appalto indette dalla Banca Mondiale
Sep.13, 2013REGISTRATION-Seminario tecnico-formativo sulle procedure di partecipazione alle gare d’appalto indette dalla Banca Mondiale
 La partecipazione italiana alle gare finanziate dalla Banca Mondiale nel 2012  
Jun. 7, 2013SEMINAR: Italian NGO's Working in the Health System Development
May 30, 2013IFC supports plant to produce fuel tanks for compressed natural gas-powered vehicles in Thailand
Feb. 18, 2013World Bank opportunità per le impresse
Feb. 18, 2013 L’Italia all’ottavo posto negli appalti della Banca mondiale
Feb. 15, 2013Seminar in Rome: World Bank Group Opportunities for Italian Companies
Dec. 12, 2012Seminar in Lisbon World Bank Group Business Outreach
Nov. 14, 2012Doing Business in Italy 2013
Oct. 11-14, 2012Annual Meetings, Tokyo 2012 World Bank and IMF
July 19, 2012IFC-Supported Piaggio Provides Affordable Fuel Efficient Transportation India and Vietnam

May 7, 2012

Launch of 2-year Procurement Policy review

Apr. 20-22, 2012

Spring Meetings, 2012

Dec. 21, 2011

Dec. 20, 2011

Confindustria Seminar - Rome, Italy


La Banca Mondiale e la posizione competitiva delle aziende italiane, Piero Cipollone

Internationalization of Sicilian companies through programs and projects financed by the World Bank - Palermo, Italy



Come opera la Banca Mondiale: Programmi e Progetti, Piero Cipollone

La Partecipazione delle aziende italiane ai finanziamenti della Banca Mondiale, Tindaro Paganini

Lo Sviluppo Urbano e la Banca Mondiale, Tindaro Paganini


Dec., 2011

Nov. 3, 2011

I contratti aggiudicati alle aziende italiane nell’ambito dei progetti della Banca Mondiale nel 2011



Workshop: Sustainability of Historic City Management and Cultural Heritage Conservation: The Italian Experience