What is a better topic to address in our first post than the title of the blog: NL for the World Bank? To a large extent, the title is self-explanatory, but the meaning takes on multiple dimensions.

The most important to us is the work that Dutch organizations and individuals do for the World Bank, helping it achieve its twin goals of ending poverty and boosting shared prosperity. We strongly believe in the value and quality of these contributions by the Dutch. Therefore, we invite you to join us in emphasizing these contributions by highlighting these efforts on Twitter using #NL4WorldBank.

Another dimension is the financial contribution of the Dutch citizens, through their government, to the World Bank. This contribution enables the World Bank to provide the technical assistance, advice, loans, credits, and gifts to reach the twin goals.

One dimension that is not implied from the title, but will receive attention, is the inverse of the title: the World Bank for the Netherlands. The World Bank provides ample business opportunities for many organizations and individuals in the Netherlands. However, for many the World Bank remains an ill-understood organization that is large, bureaucratic, and at times a bit difficult to navigate. We will help you navigate this organization, provide you with the right information, and put you in touch with key figures in the World Bank.

Who we are? We are the World Bank team at the Dutch embassy in Washington, D.C.

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Bouke Berns                                                                     Vincent Kooijman