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Johannes Zutt to lead World Bank’s programs in Nepal and Bangladesh


KATHMANDU: The World Bank (WB) has appointed Johannes Zutt as its new country director for Nepal and Bangladesh. Zutt joined the WB office in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

Zutt will guide the WB’s engagements in Nepal — aiming to help reduce poverty and promote shared prosperity, the bank said in a statement. The statement further added that his priorities will include supporting the Nepali government in its efforts to promote sustainable development, inclusive growth and good governance.

Zutt, a Dutch national, has been in the development sector since 1990. He joined the WB in 1999 and has since held managerial positions of increasing responsibility. Prior to this appointment, Zutt served as the country director for Eritrea, Kenya, and Rwanda. He has also worked as the country programme coordinator for a number of countries, including Angola, China, Malawi, Mongolia, Mozambique, and Zambia, as well as team leader for numerous country strategies and projects.

The World Bank Group has been a partner to Nepal’s development efforts for the past five decades. Since 1969, the WB has provided more than $3.5 billion to support Nepal’s efforts at sustainable development and poverty reduction. The bank’s current portfolio in Nepal consists of 17 projects with a commitment of $1.3billion.

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