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World Bank Group President Robert Zoellick adresses All Party Parliamentary Group on Overseas Development (Apgood)

Robert B Zoellick participated in a round-table discussion with members of Apgood and invited heads of UK development NGOs. Issues discussed during the meeting included: World Bank engagement in fragile states and the challenge of managing risk, the balance of support to middle-income countries, aid transparency and implementation of the International Aid Transparency Initiative standards, reform of World Bank trust funds and lending instruments, approaches to tackling climate change including the Climate Investment Fund, progress with water and sanitation in the context of the MDGs, World Bank support to electricity generation projects using fossils fuels, progress with the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the role of private finance in supporting infrastructure development and the new infrastructure bond, food price volatility, and strengthening the results focus in World Bank operations.