Simon Mizrahi

Director, African Development Bank

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Simon Mizrahi is the Director for the Department of Quality Assurance and Results at the African Development Bank (AfDB).  His job is to ensure that the Bank’s operations achieve the greatest development impact. Under his stewardship, the US Treasury awarded AfDB three Development Impact Awards—the highest number of awards given to a multilateral development bank. Prior to joining AfDB, Simon worked at the OECD where he was in charge of building international consensus around the aid effectiveness agenda. In this capacity, he authored the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Agenda for Action that were adopted by more than 110 countries and organisations around the world. Simon also worked for Médecins du Monde and was in charge of the organisation’s emergency relief campaign in Rwanda in 1994. He holds an M.Phil. from the University of Cambridge (UK) and l’Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.

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