NGO-World Bank Committee (NGOWB)

Comité ONG-Banque mondiale

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1981-05 Washington DC USA


May 1981, Washington DC (USA), within the framework of F-XF6841 - The World Bank Group, specifically F-XF1393 - International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) (popularly referred to as 'World Bank'). Under revision, 2003. Succeeded by E-XM1466 - World Bank - Civil Society Joint Facilitation Committee (JFC).


Bring local knowledge, perspective, priorities and institutional alternatives to the Bank for the formulation of its country programmes and policy positions; help to identify developing country NGOs that can participate effectively in the design, implementation and/or monitoring of Bank-financed programmes that involve the poor and address their needs; serve as a forum for dialogue on Bank and NGO policies and mutual reporting on NGO/Bank matters, including plans for future action; encourage and support the initiatives of Southern NGOs in development work; foster mutual understanding between the Bank and NGOs of each other's operations and the context in which they take place.


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Committee (meeting annually in October at the Annual NGO WB Committee Meeting) comprises 20 World Bank high level policy, sectoral and regional officials together with 5 NGO agencies for each of 4 regions (Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and Caribbean) and 2 representatives of international organizations, elected for their ability to represent a cross section of the NGO community and working relations or contacts with the Bank. A number of councils, federations and consortia are members to ensure the widest contact and communication with the NGO community at large. Steering Committee (meets annually in Jul in Washington DC). 'NGO Working Group' has independent status and work programme.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced InequalityGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsGOAL 17: Partnerships to achieve the Goal



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