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Vol 2 (AAC) No 5

Published 1st March 2009


Victoria Kwakwa

World Bank Country Director for Vietnam

Ghanaian economist Victoria Kwakwa starts her job as World Bank Country Director for Vietnam in April. It is an important posting, given Vietnam's economic record over the past three decades and its high gross domestic product growth following one of Asia's most devastating wars. Previously, Kwakwa worked on poverty reduction and economic management in the Bank's East Asia and Pacific division. From Vietnam, she reported on foreign direct investment during the 1997 Asian financial crisis and continued to monitor its effects there and in neighbouring Laos and Cambodia.

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