Governors’ Digest - 2018
FOREWORD: DEAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Bank cannot bail out on its mandate to support Africa
We are at a crossroad. Over the past three years, the Bank intensively embarked on an ambitious program. The Boards of Governors and Directors have been at the heart and core of this effort. We approved and steered the implementation of the High 5s, which focus on core sectors that pave the way for our countries’ convergence to inclusive, sustainable development (agriculture, energy, industrialization, regional integration and social inclusion). Realizing that the Bank’s ability to deliver on the High 5s stems from its internal competencies, the Boards guided parallel decentralization and HR strategies at the same time, to bring it closer to its clients, using an improved, wider pool of Bank staff, policies, instruments, and products.