Even skeptics admit it: effective aid works. In the last 25 years, the share of poor people in developing countries has been cut by half, and the last decade has witnessed impressive development successes in countries once thought beyond help.▶
Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director, joined the World Bank in June 2010. She is responsible for the Bank’s operations in Africa, East Asia & the Pacific, Europe & Central Asia, Latin America the Caribbean, the Middle East North Africa and South Asia. In addition, Sri Mulyani oversees other administrative vice-presidencies and functions, including the Integrity Vice Presidency, Sanctions Board Secretariat and the Office of Evaluation and Suspension.
Prior to joining the Bank Group, Sri Mulyani served as Indonesia’s Minister of Finance, at which time she guided economic policy for one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia, and one of the biggest states in the world, navigating successfully in the midst of the global economic crisis, implementing key reforms, and earning the respect of her peers across the world.