Mia Amor Mottley, prime minister of Barbados, has been nominated to serve as Development Committee Chair for the joint committee of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Established in 1974, the Development Committee is a ministerial-level forum for intergovernmental consensus-building on development issues.
Mottley is nominated to serve as chair for the period November 2020 to October 2021. The first term will become effective following the October 2020 Annual Meetings of the World Bank and the IMF. Mottley was nominated alongside Azucena Arbeleche, minister of economy and finance of Uruguay.
“We are honored by these nominations,” stated Mottley and Arbeleche. “We are aware of the challenging times all countries, especially developing ones, are facing, and the relevant role that Multilateral Organizations, like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, must play in supporting all client countries during this health and socio-economic crisis.”
Mia Amor Mottley is a Member on-leave of the Inter-American Dialogue.