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Kathmandu: The World Bank has appointed David Sislen as Country Director for Nepal, Maldives, and Sri Lanka. David will perform the responsibility of the country director for Maldives and Sri Lanka from the sub-regional office of the World Bank in Kathmandu.

At the reception event upon his arrival, Finance Minister Barshaman Pun expressed his belief that the tenure of the new country director Sislen will be pleasant. 

Also, he expressed his confidence that Sislen’s tenure would be successful for the continuation of the efforts started during the term of the outgoing country director Faris Hadad-Zervos, and for further cooperation as well.

Finance Minister Pun said that he was happy to welcome Sislen on the eve of the World Bank Group’s International Development Organization (IDA-21) meeting in Nepal, starting Tuesday. He mentioned that the relationship between Nepal and the World Bank has reached a higher level during the tenure of outgoing Country Director Faris.

Before this, Sislen was the Practice Manager for Urban and Disaster Risk Management for Europe and Central Asia at the World Bank.

He holds Master’s degrees in Economics and Geography from Johns Hopkins University and Macalester College (USA) and has worked extensively on issues of infrastructure, urban development, and decentralized service delivery in Europe, Latin America, Africa, East Asia, and the Pacific.