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The Advocacy Center's Liaison Office to the World Bank Group

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The Advocacy Center's Liaison Office to the World Bank (AC-World Bank) is an integral part of U.S. representation at the World Bank. Located within the Office of the U.S. Executive Director, these U.S. Department of Commerce representatives can assist U.S. firms by providing access to World Bank facilities and personnel, by advocating for U.S. commercial interests, and by elaborating effective strategies to pursue Bank-related business opportunities.

The World Bank Group can represent an important client or partner for expanding your business, whether you work for a small- and medium-sized enterprise (SME) seeking a consulting contract in a particular niche area of expertise or you work for a large multinational seeking to limit corporate exposure in an emerging market project. The liaisons are tasked with assisting U.S. businesses -- including global investors, contractors, insurers, equipment manufacturers, lenders, consultants, law firms, banks, and others -- to engage with the World Bank Group institutions. 

Our mission is to provide strategic U.S. Government support to increase U.S. private sector participation in World Bank-funded procurements, International Finance Corporation (IFC) financings, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA) underwritings, technical assistance grants, and other Bank-related business opportunities. 

The Advocacy Center and The U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS) 

The AC-World Bank is one of five Multilateral Development Bank (MDB) liaison offices that are an integrated part of the Advocacy Center.  In turn, the Advocacy Center is a unit within the International Trade Administration's U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service at the U.S. Department of Commerce.  The US&FCS maintains a global network of U.S. export promotion offices.  For more information about AC-World Bank's sister liaison offices, the Advocacy Center or the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service, please visit the following links:

Advocacy Center Brochure

The U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS)

The Advocacy Center

The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) Business Liaisons

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) Business Liaisons

The European Bank for Reconstruction & Development (EBRD) Business Liaisons 

The African Development Bank (AfDB) Business Liaisons

The International Trade Administration (ITA)

The U.S. Department of Commerce