Revealed: World Bank's new global practice leaders

The World Bank's headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo by: World Bank Photo Collection / CC BY-NC-ND

The names of the people who will be advancing key World Bank reforms have finally been revealed.

The World Bank announced the appointment of most of the senior-level directors for its global practices to staff on Thursday. The technical offices are the pillar of bank President Jim Kim’s internal reforms intended to help practical development knowledge at the bank move more easily between countries and regions.

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    Paul Stephens is a former Devex staff writer based in Washington, D.C. As a multimedia journalist, editor and producer, Paul has contributed to the Los Angeles Times, Washington Monthly, CBS Evening News, GlobalPost, and the United Nations magazine, among other outlets. He's won a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting for a 5-month, in-depth reporting project in Yemen after two stints in Georgia: one as a Peace Corps volunteer and another as a communications coordinator for the U.S. Agency for International Development.