Staff Correspondent: World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim is coming to Dhaka today on a two-day tour to see firsthand the progress Bangladesh has made in transitioning successfully to a lower-middle income country, despite daunting improvement challenges.
During the visit, Kim will join a public event to mark End Poverty Day to celebrate Bangladesh’s achievements in lifting more than 20 million people out of poverty in less than two decades with its strong economic performance, innovative work with the poor, job creation by the private sector, consistent investment in human development, and effective disaster management, says a WB release.
During his visit, Kim will meet Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, along with other senior government officials, for broad-ranging discussions on the country’s development and explore opportunities to deepen the World Bank’s engagement.
He will also talk with civil society representatives and private sector leaders. He will visit several World Bank-supported projects.