World Bank Appoints New Country Director for the Caribbean

World Bank Appoints New Country Director for the Caribbean



WASHINGTON, February 9, 2017—Tahseen Sayed Khan
is the new Country Director for Caribbean countries. She will be responsible for maintaining a solid partnership with the countries to address their development and financial challenges.

“It is an honor for me to be working in the Caribbean,” said Tahseen Sayed Khan. I look forward to deepening our engagement with governments, development partners, civil society, and the private sector, to boost inclusive growth and reduce poverty in the Caribbean”.

Tahseen, a Pakistani national, was previously Country Manager for Albania in the Europe and Central Asia region. She joined the Bank in 1997 as a social sector specialist in South Asia and has since held various positions, including as Lead Education Specialist, Operations Adviser, and Country Manager for Nepal.


Tahseen Sayed Khan has a deep knowledge of country programs and a track record of strong delivery and innovation. She holds a Master’s degree in Law and Diplomacy specializing in Development Studies from the Tufts University Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, USA.

About the World Bank Group activities in the Caribbean:

The World Bank Group is providing a wide range of financing, knowledge and convening services in the region. Together with Caribbean partners, the World Bank is supporting growth-enhancing reforms, job creation, strengthening macroeconomic management, promoting opportunities for all, and building resilience to climate change in order to put the region back on a path for sustainable and inclusive growth.


The World Bank Group Portfolio has 31 active projects in 13 countries, with commitments of USD 927 million dollars (as of January 2017).


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