Prince Rahim today met the President of the World Bank, Ajay Banga, at the World Bank’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

They discussed the decades-long development partnership between the World Bank and the various institutions of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) in Africa, South and Central Asia and the Middle East, as well as potential areas of future cooperation, including around climate action, a priority shared by the World Bank and the AKDN.

The World Bank and AKDN have collaborated in the fields of industry, infrastructure, microfinance, clean energy, water supply, health and nutrition, among others. The partnership has extended across most of AKDN’s principal geographies, with particular recent emphasis on collaboration in Afghanistan.