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The Multilateralist

Congrats, Poland! You’re high income. Act like it.

World Bank managing director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala gently reminds Poland that it is now classified by the Bank as a high income country, and that it should get more active on the global development front: Poland is already active in supporting development efforts in Africa and Asia. The time is ripe to scale up its role ...

World Bank managing director Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala gently reminds Poland that it is now classified by the Bank as a high income country, and that it should get more active on the global development front:

Poland is already active in supporting development efforts in Africa and Asia. The time is ripe to scale up its role in development finance for poor and fragile countries. But it is not just their wealth that Poles should share. Even more valuable is their knowledge. It is time for others to learn more from Poland’s development experience so they better understand the challenges that must be met and the choices that have to be made to become a developed economy.

When it assumes the presidency of the Council of the European Union later this year, Poland will take center stage. It will have the responsibility for the stewardship of the most powerful association of nations. And it will have the opportunity to shape the future of millions around the world.

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