28 Jun 2010

Tuvalu World Bank's newest member, Tuvalu

6:13 am on 28 June 2010

The World Bank Group has welcomed its newest member, Tuvalu.

With a population of just over 12,000 and a total land area of 26 square kilometers, Tuvalu is the world's fourth smallest nation and the World Bank Group's smallest member.

The World Bank Group will provide global development expertise and, if requested, financial support to help Tuvalu address its key challenges.

The World Bank Vice President for the East Asia and Pacific region, Jim Adams, says they look forward to working with the Government of Tuvalu.