World Bank

World Bank

LEVEL: Advanced Committee

The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. We are not a bank in the ordinary sense but a unique partnership to reduce poverty and support development.

In the World Bank Board of Directors we will not be debating topics, but rather drafting and deciding upon specific development proposals. Delegates will act as the Board’s twenty-five Directors. Each will write a costed proposal before the conference in resolution format, with the freedom to suggest projects anywhere in the world. After everybody makes an initial pitch, the Directors will have to work through the proposals in an order of their choosing. A Director can only ask for a vote on their proposal once, which will be done through the Bank’s quota voting system. Overall the Board has a budget of 30,000,000,000 USD, so the total spending it approves cannot be beyond this level. Interwoven in discussions of each proposal will be debates of conditionality, trade liberation, development effectiveness and governance. We hope the simulation will allow for meaningful policy debates alongside political considerations.

 

CHAIRING  TEAM
 Director
Tristan Name: Tristan O’Brien

Age: 21

Nationality: Australian

Occupation: Third Year Human, Social and Political Science student at Cambridge

MUN Life: 25 conferences over five continents. President of CUUNA and Secretary-General of CUSMUN 2017

Hobbies: Sailing, singing, running, playing the piano, learning poetry and playing tennis

Fun Fact about Me: I was hauled up Uluru at only two weeks old

Assistant Director
Charis Name: Charis Yeap

Age: 19

Nationality: Malaysian

Occupation: Graduating Hult-ian, soon to be LSE Master student

MUN Life: 12th MUN conference, 3rd CUIMUN, serving the greater good as Deputy Secretary-General of LIMUN 2018.

Hobbies: watching videos about how things are made, travelling, mental math, singing, and forcing other people to take instagram worthy photos of me.

Fun Fact about Me: I am known to eat 6 times my bodyweight worth of food.

Assistant Director
 Michal  Name: Michal Wichowski
Age: 21
Nationality: Polish
Occupation: Studying MSc International Economics at the University of Nottingahm
MUN Life: Secretary General of POLMUN and KrakMUN 2017, Training Officer at NottsMUN (society), and former President & VP of UEAMUN (2015-16 & 2014-15)
Hobbies: Traveler, consumer of inappropriate memes, and lover of the not so fine arts. Former musician and thespian and currently do a little graphic design on the side (albeit terrible at all 3).
Fun Fact about Me: I’m that guy who impersonated Trump at HamMUN and LiMUN closing ceremony