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Meeting between World Bank and CEB

26 June 2012

PARIS - The Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB) received today, on its premises, a delegation from the World Bank.

Within the framework of inter-institutional cooperation that both Institutions have established since the 90’s, Ms Ana Revenga, Director Human Development in Europe and Central Asia (ECA), and Mr Dirk Reinermann, Head of the ECA Office in Brussels, made presentations on “Human/Social Sector Development in Eastern Europe and Central Asia at the World Bank: Focal Areas, Instruments and Business Models”.

These general presentations, addressed to all Directorates involved in the cooperation with the World Bank, were followed by bilateral discussions on further ways to cooperate on individual projects, in particular on options for projects in favour of Roma populations.

The meeting provided also the opportunity to sign a bilateral agreement on World Bank support for a CEB health project in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which will enhance the existing primary care infrastructure (“Ambulantas”).