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Statement by Hartwig Loger at the 99th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 13, 2019 (English)

This is a statement by Mr. Hartwig Löger, Minister of Finance,Austria at the ninety-ninth meeting of the Development Committee held on April 13, 2019. He spoke about the need for the World Bank Group (WBG) to step in and assure implementation of credible reform agendas that offset the potential economic slowdown.The WBG should continue supporting members countries with its lending and advisory services on delivering these reforms. He call on the WBG to continue its engagement to address the root causes of forced displacement and mass international migration by contributing to the improvement of the life and work conditions in the places of origin. He welcome the progress made in implementing the Forward Look and the IBRD-IFC Capital Package. He closely followed the evolution of IFC’s organizational structure and are pleased to see the stronger presence of IFC’s regional teams as well as its increased focus on Fragile and Conflict-affected States (FCS). He believe the Bank’s approach should be to support the growing number of innovative young entrepreneurs and to call for incorporating leadership soft skills and digital skills into education systems, as these are key skills of the future.He want succeed in our efforts to make life better for all people around the world and need to enhance international collaboration and coordination continuously.


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Statement by Hartwig Loger at the 99th meeting of the Development Committee held on April 13, 2019 (English). Development Committee Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.