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The global community is facing extraordinary challenges which call for a new approach to ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable are protected. At the same time, the international community has significantly raised and accelerated its ambitions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, fight climate change, and better manage collective risks.
To address these global challenges and meet heightened ambitions, the World Bank is innovating to respond, including a package to double financial support to the most in-need countries facing fragility, conflict and violence. Development partners including Australia form an integral part of this strategy.
As part of his inaugural visit to Australia, World Bank Interim Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Operations, Kyle Peters shared insights on current global development issues, and the future direction the World Bank is taking to address them.
Kyle Peters is the World Bank’s Interim Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Operations.
Kyle is responsible for global operations in support of the World Bank’s twin goals of ending poverty and promoting shared prosperity, and the strategic direction and policy framework of the International Development Association – one of the largest sources of assistance for the world’s 77 poorest countries.
Kyle’s top priorities include delivery of the World Bank’s lending and knowledge program to client countries; driving improvements in the World Bank delivery model; and oversight of planning and strategy to ensure the World Bank is effectively delivering on development goals.