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The World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. Photo by: World Bank

This week, the World Bank's board of governors will be holding its annual spring meetings in Washington, D.C.

Devex will be on the ground at the bank's headquarters talking to bank officials and delegates from around the world. We'll provide continuing updates and analysis on the the meetings and insights into President Jim Kim's ongoing reforms, many of which are set to come into effect on July 1.

We have been following the details of the bank’s new lending model, the “global practices” reorganization, ongoing procurement reforms, changes to hiring policies, as well as the anxiety that the reforms have caused that Kim’s proposed changes are generating among bank staff.

Devex will continue to be out in front with coverage of the this week’s meetings: catching up with the institution’s newly appointed senior directors for global practices to see what’s on their agenda, chatting with government officials from the bank’s client countries to see if they think the reforms will meet country needs, and checking in with NGOs and civil society organizations who will be voicing their concerns about the bank’s new policies.

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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.