Fily Sissoko now represents the World Bank in Togo

Economic governance
Wednesday, 20 July 2022 18:08
Fily Sissoko now represents the World Bank in Togo

(Togo First) - Fily Sissoko is since July 1st, 2022, the World Bank’s new resident representative in Togo. The Ivorian officially took office in Lomé this week, according to a statement released today, July 20, by the Bretton Woods institution. 

"It is with great enthusiasm that I take office in Togo, to strengthen the already fruitful partnership between the country and the World Bank Group. I come to a country where the strong commitment of the leaders to structural socio-economic transformation is manifested through important actions and projects in several areas," said Fily Sissoko. "Our current portfolio is already doing well, but I will work to further boost it to provide sustainable solutions to the problems of the people," he added.

Indeed, the world bank’s portfolio in Togo has quadrupled in size in the past four years, due to better public management policies. 

An audience with the Prime Minister

On July 19, 2022, the new resident representative was given an audience by PM Victoire Tomegah Dogbe. 

“It was a great honor to be received by the Prime Minister at the beginning of this mission. We talked about development priorities and the WB’s support of the government. Our priority is to help the government implement its roadmap,” Sissoko said just after the audience.

A 20-year experience at the World Bank 

Fily Sissoko joined the World Bank in 2002 as a financial management specialist at the Dakar branch. He has since held various positions, most recently as practice manager, global governance practice, East Asia and Pacific Region, and was based in Bangkok, the World Bank reports. He is the Bank’s 20th resident representative in Togo since 1982 when the institution opened its office in the country. Sissoko replaces Hawa Cisse Wague, whose mandate ended on June 30.

To date, the World Bank's portfolio in Togo amounts to $917.5 million, covering 19 projects and programs in key development areas, such as good governance, improved public financial management, health, environment, urban development, energy, local development, and social protection, education, and agriculture and employment for vulnerable youth.

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