On 25 March 2021, the Special Envoy virtually met with Mr. Makhtar Diop, recently appointed as Managing Director and Executive Vice President of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) – “private sector arm” of the World Bank Group, committed to advance economic development by encouraging the growth of the private enterprise in developing countries.
The Special Envoy took the opportunity to congratulate Mr. Diop on the new position and invited him to keep being a road safety champion. The Special Envoy highlighted the importance of the outcomes of the “Mobilizing private funding for road safety” project supported by the World Bank Group under IFC’s leading role. This initiative has the potential to become a real game changer in the way private investors consider road safety investments.
Lastly, the Special Envoy sought for support to raise the visibility of the UNRSF within the IFC.