[IntOrg]November 29th “Overview of the World Bank and development reform and future prospects” (Ms. Mika Iwasaki)

 On 29th November 2011, Ms. Mika Iwasaki, a senior communications officer of the World Bank Tokyo office, delivered a lecture.
 Firstly, she introduced the outlines of the World Bank group such as IBRD and IDA, and the background of the establishment of the World Bank. Then She explained that the World Bank financed Japan in 1950’s and 1960’s. Japan utilized these finance for making power plants and improving infrastructures. She also mentioned the development paradigm shifts and the new approaches as the examples of multi-sector approaches to health.
 Finally, she referred to the global priority such as agricultures and climate changes.
(Mai Kato)