World Bank global practices: Goals and challenges

What are some of the goals of the World Bank’s new global practices? Paul Stephens explains.

The World Bank Group is transitioning to a new organizational model called “global practices.” More than 5,700 staff at the multilateral agency have been reorganized into 19 different areas of expertise. In the above video, Devex reporter Paul Stephens explains the goals of the new model and the challenges of the reorganization.

You can read more Devex coverage of the global practices reorganization here:

Can the World Bank's 'global practices' meet country needs?
World Bank updates staff on upcoming 'global practices' operating model
Revealed: World Bank's new global practice leaders
World Bank portfolio and staff 're-mapping' finalized
Where should procurement fit into new World Bank 'global practices?'

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About the author

  • Paul Stephens

    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.