New World Bank Country Director For Nigeria Ndiamé Diop Resumes


The World Bank has appointed a new country director for Nigeria – Ndiamé Diop, who has already assumed duties today, succeeding Shubham Chaudhuri who completed his term in the same capacity a few months ago.

In his new position,  Diop, a Senegalese, will lead the World Bank’s team in Nigeria and deepen policy dialogue and partnership with the government and key stakeholders. He is also expected to oversee the delivery and implementation of lending and non-lending support to Nigeria struggling to stabilise its economy.

Prior to his assignment to Abuja, he served as the World Bank Country Director for Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand, based in Manila.

In this position, he more than tripled the bank’s financing to the Philippines to scale up its support to key economic reforms (policy-based budget support programs) and the nation’s endeavours to bridge disparities in various sectors, including nutrition, stunting, healthcare, social protection delivery, education, agriculture, and digital connectivity.

In Malaysia, he supervised the delivery of a large Malaysia-funded knowledge program aimed at helping the country become a high-income economy through cutting edge economic analyses and technical assistance.

He equally engaged the Thai government to resume World Bank investment lending after a pause of two decades.

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