World Bank portfolio and staff 're-mapping' finalized

The World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C. The financial institution’s “re-mapping” of its staff has been finalized and will take effect on July 1. Photo by: Deborah Campos / World Bank / CC BY-NC-ND

The World Bank has completed the highly anticipated “re-mapping” of its portfolio and staff into the new technical areas — 14 “global practices” and five “cross-cutting solution areas” as part of President Jim Kim’s ambitious reform efforts.

Staff were informed about the re-mapping update earlier this week in a memo. The new organizational structure, set to come into effect at the start of the bank’s fiscal year on July 1, has consumed a considerable amount of energy within the Washington, D.C.-based international financial institution and created uncertainty among employees over the past year.

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    Paul Stephens is a Devex staff writer based in Washington, D.C. His coverage focuses on Latin America and World Bank affairs, as well as Washington's global development scene. 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.

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