World Bank Regional Vice President for Middle East and North Africa Region Shamshad Akhtar visited Algeria May 12-14 to exchange views with government officials in light of the preparation of the bank’s 2010-2013 country partnership strategy. He also consulted several economists, entrepreneurs and civil society representatives.

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    Chiden Balmes

    Chiden, a correspondent based in Seoul, focuses on computer-assisted reporting to provide international development professionals with practical business and career information. He also contributes to the Development Newswire and the Global Development Briefing, two of the world's highest-circulation development publications.