World Bank Seeks Public's Input for New African Strategy

The World Bank is seeking the public’s input as it reviews its existing Africa Action Plan and develop a new support strategy for Africa.

The Washington-based lender has embarked on an effort to gather views, comments and perspectives from stakeholders in Africa’s development to better inform the design of its new African strategy.

The effort includes collecting online comments and holding a series of consultations that the public can participate in. The first phase of these consultations will run from May to July 2010 and will include round-table discussions, meetings and video conferences across the African continent.

Individuals and groups interested in joining the discussion may fill up an online form available on the World Bank website or send an e-mail to africaconsult@worldbank.org. A schedule of the meetings is available on the bank’s website.

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