People February 10, 2017 | 8:54 am

World Bank appoints new Country Director for the Caribbean

Washington, February 9, 2017—Tahseen SayedKhan is the new Country Director for Caribbean countries. She will beresponsible for maintaining a solid partnership with the countries to addresstheir development and financial challenges.

“It is an honor for me to be working in theCaribbean,” said Tahseen Sayed Khan. I look forward to deepening our engagementwith governments, development partners, civil society, and the private sector,to boost inclusive growth and reduce poverty in the Caribbean”.

Tahseen, a Pakistani national, was previouslyCountry Manager for Albania in the Europe and Central Asia region. She joinedthe Bank in 1997 as a social sector specialist in South Asia and has since heldvarious positions, including as Lead Education Specialist, Operations Adviser,and Country Manager for Nepal.

Tahseen Sayed Khan has a deep knowledge ofcountry programs and a track record of strong delivery and innovation. Sheholds a Master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy specializing in DevelopmentStudies from the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, USA.

About the World Bank Group activities in theCaribbean:

The World Bank Group is providing a widerange of financing, knowledge and convening services in the region. Togetherwith Caribbean partners, the World Bank is supporting growth-enhancing reforms,job creation, strengthening macroeconomic management, promoting opportunitiesfor all, and building resilience to climate change in order to put the regionback on a path for sustainable and inclusive growth.

The World Bank Group Portfolio has 31 activeprojects in 13 countries, with commitments of USD 927 million dollars (as ofJanuary 2017).

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