The Transparency and Accountability Project hosted Cheryl Gray, Ronald Myers, and Pascale Kervyn from the World Bank’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia team to examine the major governance issues, successful reforms and fiduciary challenges facing governments in the region from the perspective of World Bank staff who work closely with developing country leaders. The session covered existing Bank projects in governance and financial management in the region and discussed prospects for new strategies and projects for addressing remaining challenges in the future.
More about the Transparency and Accountability Views from the Bank Series
Beginning in October 2007, the Transparency and Accountability Project within Brookings Global will host a series focused on major fiduciary issues in each of the Bank’s regions. The series will examine the major issues, successful reforms and challenges facing governments from the perspective of World Bank staff who have worked closely with developing country leaders, and will explore new strategies and solutions.
I think it's unusual for the chief of staff to go on a trip, particularly on a trip this long. The chief of staff is usually more of a chief operating officer in the White House itself, and normally when your principal—whether it's the president himself or the head of Cabinet agency—goes abroad, you have his deputy and those folks staying behind to help manage operations in his absence.