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Abhas Jha's picture
Abhas Jha is Sector Manager for Transport, Urban and Disaster Risk Management for East Asia and the Pacific for the World Bank. In this... Read more »
Alessandro Magnoli Bocchi's picture

Note: Alessandro is currently on leave from the World Bank.

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Aleta Moriarty's picture

Aleta Moriarty has worked in the fields of gender and communications for the World Bank. She has published books on Australia and As... Read more »

Alex Sienaert's picture
Alex joined the World Bank in 2011 and was posted first to the Government Debt and Risk Management group in the Treasury and then to the... Read more »
Alfredo Baño Leal's picture

Alfredo Baño Leal is a power engineer specialized in power utilities, energy policies, and clean energy technologies. In 2008, he j... Read more »

Alison Ofotalau's picture

Alison Ofotalau is a Communications Officer  for the World Bank Country Office in Honiara, Solomon Islands. Before she joined t... Read more »

An Thi My Tran's picture
An Thi My Tran (Mỹ An) is an education specialist from World Bank Hanoi office, where she has worked on education issues since... Read more »
Ana Silvia Aguilera's picture
Ana Silvia Aguilera is an Infrastructure Specialist in the Global Partnership of Output-Based Aid (GPOBA) in the World Bank. She works on... Read more »
Andrew Ragatz's picture
Andrew Ragatz is a Senior Education Specialist currently working in the World Bank’s Indonesia office. His passion for education and... Read more »
Aparnaa Somanathan's picture
Aparnaa Somanathan is a senior economist in the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific Human Development Unit. She has worked on health... Read more »
Arish Dastur's picture

Arish is an Urban Specialist at the World Bank working with countries in the East Asia and Pacific Region. His work spans issues of... Read more »

Arshad Sayed's picture

At the time he was writing on this blog, Arshad Sayed was the World Bank Country Manager for Mongolia. Previously, in the Bank he h... Read more »

Axel van Trotsenburg's picture
Axel van Trotsenburg assumed the role of World Bank East Asia and Pacific Regional Vice President on February 1, 2013. He oversees a... Read more »
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Bingjie Hu's picture
Bingjie Hu is an Economist at the World Bank Beijing Office. Previously she worked at the World Bank South Asia Chief Economist Office.... Read more »
Bruce Tolentino's picture
The author joined IRRI in 2012 as the Deputy Director General for Communication and Partnerships. He is the lead liaison between the... Read more »
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Cameron McFarlane's picture
Cameron worked as a senior public sector specialist for the World Bank's Poverty... Read more »
Carlo Iacovino's picture

Carlo Iacovino is Communications Coordinator for the Kiribati Adaptation Program – Pilot Implementation Phase (KAP II). He was... Read more »

Carolyn Blacklock's picture
Carolyn Blacklock has been the IFC Resident Representative to PNG since 2010. Throughout the 1990’s till 2010, she held senior positions... Read more »
Chanin Manopiniwes's picture

Dr. Chanin Manopiniwes (Big) is an Infrastructure Economist at the World Bank based in Bangkok. He has led and supported Bank's proj... Read more »

Chris Bennett's picture

Chris Bennett is a Senior Transport Specialist working in the East Asia and Pacific region, based in the Sydney... Read more »

Chris Lagman's picture
Chris is an Executive and Life Coach from the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara (California, USA). He relocated back to Manila last year... Read more »
Chris Pablo's picture
Chris Pablo is Operations Officer in the World Bank Office Manila's Infrastructure Team. He is the team lead for the project Read more »
Christian Bodewig's picture
Christian Bodewig is the World Bank Human Development Sector Leader for Central Europe and the Baltics, based in Brussels. As Sector... Read more »
Christopher Walsh's picture
Christopher Walsh joined the World Bank Group's water practice to communicate knowledge from staff water experts to the global public,... Read more »
Claudia Gabarain's picture
Connor Spreng's picture
Connor is a Senior Economist in the World Bank's Jakarta Office. Connor joined the World Bank in 2006 and currently leads the Private... Read more »
Cut Dian's picture

Cut Dian is an economist in the World Bank Office Jakarta. She joined the Bank in May 2005. She is part of the Public Finance and Re... Read more »

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Daniel Marcus Evans's picture
Since 2009 Daniel has been the country coordinator of the World Bank’s Justice for the Program based in the World Bank Country Office in... Read more »
Daniel Spreng's picture
Professor emeritus, energy economics and analysis, ETH Zurich
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Dave Llorito's picture

Dave Llorito is the Communications Officer of the World Bank Office in Manila. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was an urban and... Read more »

David Dollar's picture

David Dollar, a US national, worked for five years as the World Bank’s Country Director for China and Mongolia in the East Asia and... Read more »

David Potten's picture
David Potten is a Development Economist who was worked for a variety of employers - NGOs, developing country governments, a private... Read more »
David Robinett is a senior private sector development specialist in the World Bank's Capital Markets and Corporate Governance Service... Read more »
Dean Cira's picture
Dean Cira is a Lead Urban Specialist with the World Bank. Starting in 2008, he has led the World Bank’s urban and water sectors in... Read more »
Deborah Gordon's picture
Specializing in transportation, energy, and the environment, Deborah Gordon has worked... Read more »
Deborah Perlman's picture

Note: Deborah no longer works at the World Bank.

Deb works on public sector governance in the East Asia and Pac... Read more »

Denis Jordy's picture
Denis Jordy is Senior Environmental Specialist with more than 18 years of experience in environment, water management, disaster risk... Read more »
Dini Djalal's picture
Dini Djalal was a multi-media journalist who has worked for CNBC Asia Television, The Far Eastern Economic Review, The Jakarta Post,... Read more »
Douglas Zhihua Zeng 曾智华's picture

Douglas Zhihua Zeng (曾智华) is currently a senior economist at the Financial and Private Sector Development Department of the Africa R... Read more »

Dr. Ivan Kennedy's picture
Dr. Kennedy has directed research funded by more than $AUD8million of competitive grants (ARC, GRDC, CRDC, RIRDC, ACIAR, AusAID, World... Read more »
Dung Anh Hoang's picture
Dung Anh Hoang (Dung) is currently a Senior Transport Specialist of the World Bank office in Vietnam. He works on the Vietnam Transport... Read more »
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Ed Bell's picture
Ed Bell has been working for the World Bank in Manila since February 2011. He coordinates the Bank's State and Peacebuilding Fund (SPF)... Read more »
Edith Bowles's picture

Edith Bowles started as Country Manager in Solomon Islands in 2008, with the opening of the Bank country office. Prior to that, she... Read more »

Eleanor Dougoud's picture

I am a third generation Scottish expat. I grew up in Hong Kong and then escaped the UK as is my family’s disposition, taking my fir... Read more »

Elisabeth Mealey's picture

These days I work in communications in the World Bank’s East Asia & Pacific region, based in Washington DC. It’s a fascinating ... Read more »

Emmanuel Jimenez's picture

Emmanuel Jimenez, from the Philippines, has held a variety of positions as an economist and manager at the World Bank.  Since... Read more »

Erdene-Ochir Badarch's picture

Erdene works as a Rural and Environment operations officer at the World Bank’s Mongolia office in Ulaanbaatar. He joined Bank in July... Read more »

Eric Duflos's picture
Based in Singapore, Eric Duflos works to deepen CGAP's engagement in East Asia and the Pacific. He has over 18 years of experience... Read more »
Erik Churchill's picture
Erik is a Manila-based communications consultant, where he specializes in governance, fragility and conflict, and economic transitions.... Read more »
Evelyn Ng's picture

Note: Evelyn no longer works at the World Bank.

Evelyn Ng works in the World Bank office in Sydney and is the R... Read more »

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Federica Ranghieri's picture

Federica Ranghieri is an Environmental Specialist in the East Asian and Pacific Region of the World Bank, where she works mainly on ... Read more »

Flavia Carbonari's picture

Flavia Carbonari is a social development and citizen security specialist. She is a consultant with the Social Development Department... Read more »

Flore de Préneuf's picture

Flore de Préneuf is a Senior Communications Officer at the World Bank who loves to document, analyze and communicate development cha... Read more »

Florian Kitt's picture

Florian joined the World Bank East Asia and Pacific region's Sustainable Development Department only very recently (September 2008)... Read more »

Frederico Gil Sander's picture

Frederico Gil Sander has been based in Bangkok since November 2008 and is the senior country economist for Malaysia since September ... Read more »

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Gabriel Baleos's picture

Gabriel Baleos is the Co-Lead Coordinator for the Open Data Philippines Task Force in the Philippines. His work with the Department ... Read more »

Gabriel Demombynes's picture

Gabriel is Senior Economist in the Hanoi office of the World Bank, where he has worked on poverty issues since March 2013. Prev... Read more »

Gabriela Leite Soares's picture

My name is Gabriela Leite Soares. I was born in Timor-Leste in Maliana, the capi... Read more »

Gao Xu's picture

Note: Gao Xu no longer works at the World Bank.

Gao Xu worked in the World Bank Beijing Office as an economist between M... Read more »

Garo Batmanian's picture

Garo Batmanian is the World Bank Lead Environment Specialist and Agriculture/Environment/Forestry Sector Coordinator for China and M... Read more »

Geumala Yatim's picture

Geumala is a communications assistant in the Banda Aceh office and focuses on outreach to communities. She worked with tsunami-affe... Read more »

Giang Huong Nguyen's picture
Giang is the project officer for Action for the City (www.vidothi.org), a Vietnamese... Read more »
Gregory Smith's picture
Gregory Smith is a World Bank economist working on the East Asia and Pacific region. He has a keen interest in fiscal policy and how... Read more »
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Hamish Wyatt's picture

Hamish works as the communications officer for the World Bank, Solomon Islands country office.  As a volunteer from an organiz... Read more »

Hana Kabagani's picture
The author is the Information, Communication and Learning Officer of Bangsamoro Development Agency for the Mindanao Trust Fund for... Read more »
Harry Masyrafah's picture

Harry joined the Bank in March 2006. Together with the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management team, he´s been involved on variou... Read more »

Helene Carlsson Rex's picture
Helene Carlsson Rex is a Senior Social Development Specialist and acting Gender Coordinator for the World Bank’s East Asia Region. Prior... Read more »
Henrike Brecht's picture
Henrike Brecht is a Disaster Risk Management Specialist in the East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank. She is based in the DC... Read more »
Hoang Duc Minh's picture
Hoang Duc Minh is the Program Director of Raising Awareness on Environment and Climate Change Program managed by a youth community group... Read more »
Hoang Thi Hoa's picture
Hoa is the Senior Urban Specialist in the Bank’s Vietnam office, working on various projects and programs on rural water supply and... Read more »
Huong Lan Vu's picture
Huong Lan Vu is currently the online producer for the World Bank in Vietnam office. Her task includes producing online and social media... Read more »
Huong Thi Lan Tran's picture
Huong Thi Lan Tran (Huong) is currently a Governance Specialist in the World Bank Vietnam country office. With support from UK-DFID... Read more »
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Ivailo Izvorski's picture

Mr. Ivailo Izvorski is a Practice Manager in the Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Global Practice of the World Bank. He is one o... Read more »

Iwan Gunawan's picture
Iwan is the World Bank Indonesia Office’s Senior Disaster Risk Management Specialist. He works closely with various teams, advising on... Read more »
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James I Davison's picture

(Note: James left the World Bank in February 2010)
James' primary responsibilities on this blog lied in coordinating and pr... Read more »

James Seward's picture

I work on financial sector development issues in the East Asia & Pacific region for the World Bank.  I have been working on a... Read more »

Jean-Louis Racine's picture
Jean-Louis Racine is a senior innovation specialist working in the Europe and Central Asia region and the Innovation Technology and... Read more »
Jim Adams's picture

Jim Adams is Vice President of the East Asia and Pacific Region, at the World Bank.  In this capacity, he has overall responsi... Read more »

Jim Anderson's picture
James Anderson (Jim) is currently the World Bank's Country Manager for Mongolia, a country familiar to him from his time there in the mid... Read more »
Joao dos Santos's picture
Joao joined the communications team of the World Bank in Timor-Leste in January 2011. His main duties are to handle the World Bank Public... Read more »
Joe Leitmann's picture

Joe Leitmann is the World Bank’s environment coordinator for Indonesia, with responsibility for activities related to climate... Read more »

Joe Qian's picture

Joe Qian is an Online Communications Associate for the Read more »

Juned Sonido's picture
Juned (Ernesto), a graduate of the University of the Philippines, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Fisheries and a Masters degree in... Read more »
Justine Espina-Letargo's picture
Justine Espina-Letargo is the online communications officer for the World Bank's Philippines and Vietnam hub. She has done research on... Read more »
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Kanthan Shankar's picture

Kanthan Shankar, an Indian national, is the Country Manager for the World Bank Group's first office in Myanmar. Mr. Shankar assumed... Read more »

Karl Galing's picture
Mr. Karl Galing is a Water and Sanitation Specialist of the Water and Sanitation Program (WSP) of the World Bank. He currently serves as... Read more »
Karl Kendrick Chua's picture

Dr. Karl Kendrick Chua is the senior country economist of the World Bank for the Philippines.  His work focuses on tax policy a... Read more »

Katerina Leris's picture
Since joining the World Bank Group Katerina Leris has worked in the Economic Policy and Debt Department and is currently in the Global... Read more »
Katherine Patrick's picture
Katherine Patrick is a Junior Professional Associate for the World Bank’s East Asia and the Pacific (EAP) region and a core team member... Read more »
Katia Vostroknutova's picture
Katia is a country economist based in Vientiane, Lao PDR. She joined the Bank in 2003 as a Young Professional and since worked in the... Read more »
Kym Louise Smithies's picture
Kym was the Communications Officer and Team Leader for EXT in Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands and the Pacific Island... Read more »
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Lars Sondergaard's picture
Lars is an education expert currently working in the Bangkok office of the World Bank. Read more »
Laura Keenan's picture
Laura Keenan works in Communications for Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands and is based in the Sydney office. Prior... Read more »
Le Thu Thi Nguyen's picture
​Le Thu is an environmental specialist at the World Bank office in Hanoi, where she has worked on climate change policy and practices... Read more »
Leonardo B. Paat Jr's picture
Leo brings fifteen years of strong professional experience in the field of environmental management for various sectors in the Gulf... Read more »
Liana Razafindrazay's picture
Liana Razafindrazay is a Geographer and specialist in risk assessment with deep expertise in Geospatial Information System. She is... Read more »
Linh Hoang Vu's picture
Linh is Economist in the Hanoi office of the World Bank, where he has worked on poverty issues since April 2012. Previously he was... Read more »
louielimkin's picture
Joseph Louie Limkin is a Research Analyst at the Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management Glboal Practice of the World Bank. His work... Read more »
Louis Kuijs's picture

Louis Kuijs works since September 2004 as Senior Economist in the World Bank’s China office on macroeconomic issues, conducting... Read more »

Lucille L. Sering's picture
Secretary Lucille L. Sering is an environmental education advocate. Prior to her stint in Government, she served as the College Secretary... Read more »
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Manothip Siripaphanh_1's picture
Manothip Siripaphanh is from Sisattanak district, living in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. Her educational background is in management. Read more »
Mara Warwick's picture

I am a senior urban environment specialist in the China and Mongolia Sustainable Development Department and I have been based in the... Read more »

Maria Teresita Lacerna's picture
Maria Teresita G. Lacerna is the Legal Advisor of the World Bank Group’s Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice.  She currently... Read more »
Martin Choo's picture
Martin Choo is the project leader of Project Waves. He has been with CERiA since 2009 and the research is part of his PhD under the... Read more »
Mateo Fernandez's picture
9-year old student at the Jakarta International School. With friends I run a small business called the Blue Dragon Mall at our school... Read more »
Maya Villaluz's picture

Maya Gabriela Q. Villaluz is a Senior Environment Operations Officer for the World Bank who has worked extensively on global and nat... Read more »

Mette Frost Bertelsen's picture
Mette Frost Bertelsen lives in Vietnam, where she is the Country Officer and Gender Focal Point for the World Bank's Vietnam Country... Read more »
Michael Figueroa's picture

A U.S. national, Michael Figueroa has worked as an information assistant in the East Asia and Pacific Region for ten years, supporting... Read more »

Milan Brahmbhatt's picture

Milan Brahmbhatt is a Lead Economist in the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific Region and editor of the twice yearly Read more »

Mohamad Al-Arief's picture
Mohamad Al-Arief is the Communications Lead for the World Bank Group’s Social Protection and Labor Global Practice. Prior to that, he was... Read more »
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Naazneen Barma's picture

Naazneen H. Barma is Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Her ... Read more »

Nanda Gasparini's picture

Note: Nanda no longer works at the World Bank.

Nanda Gasparini can talk and write endlessly, so it's no su... Read more »

Naresh Duraiswamy's picture
Pararaja Naresha Duraiswamy or Naresh in short has been Country Manager for Solomon Islands since December 1st 2011. He holds a PhD in... Read more »
Ngan Hong Nguyen's picture
Ngan is a Communications Officer at the World Bank office in Hanoi. Read more »
Nguyen Thi Mai's picture

Nguyen Thi Mai is the Senior Operations Officer for the World Bank in Vietnam, where she has worked on public health issues and regi... Read more »

Nia Sarinastiti's picture

Nia Sarinastiti is the Communication and Coordination Officer for the Multi... Read more »

Nicholas Tenazas's picture
Nicholas M. Tenazas is a consultant with the World Bank’s Education Global Practice. He works on a wide range of education projects in... Read more »
Nina Fenton's picture

Nina is the Lao country office's resident data wizard. She has been waving her magic wand at the NT2 data for nearly a year now. In... Read more »

Nor Gonzales's picture
Nor Gonzales is a Senior Communications Officer at the World Bank office in Manila. Read more »
Nugroho Nurdikiawan Sunjoyo's picture
Nugroho is the online communications officer handling the Bank's online activities in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Timor Leste, and the... Read more »
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Parameswaran Iyer's picture
Param is Program Leader and Lead Water and Sanitation Specialist in the Hanoi office of the World Bank, where he has worked on water... Read more »
Patricia Fernandes's picture
Patricia Fernandes joined the Bank as a Young Professional and has been working since September 2009 as Social Development Specialist in... Read more »
Paul Procee's picture
Paul Procee is an environmental engineer with about 15 years of experience in urban environmental and infrastructure management. He... Read more »
Peter Chapman's picture
Peter Chapman is a consultant with the Justice Reform Group of the World Bank. His work with the Justice for the Poor program focuses on... Read more »
Philip E. Karp's picture
Philip Karp is currently Advisor, Office of the regional vice president in East Asia and the Pacific in the World Bank. Previously, he... Read more »
Philip Schellekens's picture

Philip Schellekens works in the East Asia and Pacific Department of the World Bank. Prior to his appointment to the World Bank,... Read more »

Pichaya Fitts's picture

Pichaya "Noi" Fitts joined the World Bank in 2007 as communications officer for its Thailand office. Before joining the World Bank,... Read more »

Pui Shen Yoong's picture

Pui Shen Yoong (Shen) is a Research Analyst based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia since May 2014. Previously, Shen worked with entrepreneu... Read more »

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Randy Salim's picture
Randy Salim, a former television news reporter, has served as the communications officer for the Indonesia country office since 2007 and... Read more »
Rapeepun Jommaroeng's picture

Rapeepun Jommaroeng is the Deputy Secretary-General of the Governing Board at the Rainbow Sky Association of Thailand (RSAT). Previo... Read more »

Rogier van den Brink's picture
Rogier van den Brink is a Lead Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department (PREM) of the East Asia and Pacific... Read more »
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Samer Al-Samarrai's picture
Samer Al-Samarrai is a Senior Education Economist working in the World Bank’s Indonesia office. Since joining the Bank in 2011, Samer has... Read more »
Sang Minh Le's picture
Sang is health specialist at the World Bank office in Hanoi, where he has worked on healthcare waste management and healthcare quality... Read more »
Sergiy Zorya's picture
Sergiy Zorya is the Senior Agricultural Economist in Southeast Asia’s Sustainable Development Network, East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Region... Read more »
Stefanie Sieber's picture
​Stefanie Sieber is an Environmental Economist at the World Bank and focuses on natural resource management and climate change-related... Read more »
Stéphane Guimbert's picture

Stéphane Guimbert is an economist in the Phnom Penh office of the World Bank. After a couple of years working in Paris and... Read more »

Stephen Close's picture
Stephen Close is a Human Development Specialist in the World Bank’s Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and Pacific Islands country office in... Read more »
Stuart Gill's picture

Stuart Gill is the project coordinator of the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery Labs initiative (GFDRR Labs). The... Read more »

Sutayut Osornprasop's picture
Dr. Sutayut Osornprasop (Tam) is a Human Development Specialist at the World Bank. He is based in Bangkok. He leads and supports the Bank... Read more »
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Tim Brown's picture
Tim Brown has been living, gardening, cooking and traveling in Indonesia with his wife and two children for 13 years. He is an... Read more »
Tobias Haque's picture
Tobias Haque is an Economist with the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Unit, East Asia and Pacific Region. He is based in the... Read more »
Tom Perry's picture
Tom Perry works in Communications for Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. Prior to joining the World Bank, Tom worked... Read more »
Tony Whitten's picture

I was an odd bird at the World Bank - a wildlife biologist working as the Senior Biodiversity Specialist in our East Asia and Pacif... Read more »

Trinn Suwannapha's picture
Trinn (‘Pong) Suwannapha is the Online Producer for the World Bank’s Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Singapore websites. He... Read more »
Truman Packard's picture
Truman Packard is a Lead Economist and has worked in various operational positions at the World Bank since 1997. Trained as a labor... Read more »
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Ulrich Zachau's picture
Ulrich Zachau, a German national, joined the World Bank Group in 1988. He has since held various staff and management positions at the... Read more »
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Valerie Hickey's picture
Valerie Hickey is an environmental scientist and conservation biologist who specializes in biodiversity. Read more »
Victoria Kwakwa's picture
Victoria Kwakwa is currently the Country Director for Vietnam at the World Bank. She has held this post since 2009, and joined the World... Read more »
Victoria Minoian's picture
Vikram Nehru's picture

Vikram Nehru is Chief Economist and the Director of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management and Private and Financial Sector ... Read more »

Vivian Argueta Bernal's picture
Vivian Argueta Bernal is a consultant with the Urban Sector in the World Bank's Beijing Office. Read more »
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Wang Shu's picture
Wang Shu is the deputy director of China's National Development and Reform Commission. Read more »
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Xiaodong Wang's picture

Dr. Xiaodong Wang is a Senior Energy Specialist in the East Asia & Pacific (EAP) region of the World Bank. She is the lead author... Read more »

Xiaoli Wan's picture
Xiaoli Wan works in the World Bank Beijing Office as an economist since September 2010, focusing on macroeconomic developments of Chinese... Read more »
Xiaoqing Yu's picture

Xiaoqing Yu is a lead social protection specialist at the World Bank's East Asia and Pacific region.

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Yann Kerblat's picture
Yann Kerblat works with the disaster risk management team of the World Bank’s East Asia Pacific region, on projects focusing on urban... Read more »
Yanqin Song's picture
Yanqin Song is an Energy Specialist in the World Bank's Beijing Office. Before joining the Bank in 2008, he worked for the Energy... Read more »
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Zahid Hasnain's picture
Zahid Hasnain is a Senior Public Sector Specialist at the World Bank, where he has been since 2002. His interests are in public financial... Read more »
Zoe Elena Trohanis's picture
Zoe Elena Trohanis is an Infrastructure Specialist and acting Regional Coordinator for Disaster Risk Management for the World Bank’s East... Read more »
Zuzana Stanton-Geddes's picture
Zuzana is an Operations Analyst at the Sustainable Development Department in the East Asia and Pacific Disaster Risk Management team... Read more »