1701 K STREET, N.W., SUITE 950 WASHINGTON, D.C. 20006 PHONE: 202.331.1616 WWW.BRETTONWOODS.ORGSeptember 6, 2019The Honorable James E. RischChairmanCommittee on Foreign RelationsUnited States SenateThe Honorable Bob MenendezRanking MemberCommittee on Foreign RelationsUnited States SenateDear Senator Risch and Senator Menendez:We write to ask that you support both the authorization and appropriations for the general capitalincrease (GCI) for the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the InternationalFinance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group.As you know, the World Bank Group’s shareholders endorsed an ambitious package of measures forthe capital increase in 2018. It includes internal reforms and a set of policy measures that greatly strengthens theinstitution’s ability to scale up resources and deliver on its mission of fighting global poverty. It was developedin response to an increasingly complex development landscape and to confront emerging challenges to the globaleconomy which will require a coordinated and sustained effort. The Bank has also developed, for the first time,a comprehensive strategy to address fragility, conflict and violence in countries where assistance is needed themost. It is important that the United States supports this effort because it: Promotes National Security InterestsWorld Bank support to countries where poverty and disease can breed political instability and fosterextremism is vital to U.S. national security interests. World Bank projects promote stability in weak statesand help mitigate cross-border problems – such as the Ebola outbreak and refugee crises – which precipitatespositive spillover effects on national, regional, and global security fostering a safer world for all Americans. Advances U.S. Business Opportunities AbroadWith downside risks still threatening the global economic outlook, World Bank assistance to developingand emerging economies also means preserving and advancing the interests of U.S. business and Americanworkers of companies that trade and invest in these countries. Sustains Global LeadershipSupport ensures the U.S.’ ability to influence and direct lending and activities at the World Bank that alignwith U.S. values and policy priorities – especially important in a global economy where China and Russiaseek to scale up influence. World Bank internal reforms included in this package are U.S. policy prioritiesthat will continue to push the institution to improve effectiveness, transparency and accountability.We would therefore urge Congress to continue its longstanding, bipartisan support for the World BankGroup and fully authorize and appropriate the general capital increase (GCI) package.Sincerely,Richard A. DebsChair, International CouncilJames D. WolfensohnCo-ChairJim KolbeCo-ChairHONORARY CO-CHAIRSCHAIRS EMERITIADVISORY COUNCILCO-CHAIRSSECRETARYPRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSHPRESIDENT JIMMY CARTERPRESIDENT GERALD R. FORDE. GERALD CORRIGANHENRY H. FOWLERBILL FRENZELHENRY OWENPAUL A. VOLCKERCHARLS E. WALKERMOHAMED EL-ERIANRUTH PORATWILLIAM R. RHODESJEAN-CLAUDE TRICHETSIR DAVID WALKERJIM KOLBEJAMES D. WOLFENSOHNJAMES C. ORREXECUTIVE DIRECTORCHAIR,INTERNATIONAL COUNCILRICHARD A. DEBSRANY S. RODGERS

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