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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 »

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

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

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 (Mỹ An) is an education specialist from World Bank Hanoi office, where she has worked on education issues since... Read more »
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 is a Senior Education Specialist currently working in the World Bank’s Indonesia office. His passion for education and... Read more »
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 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 »

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 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 is an Economist at the World Bank Beijing Office. Previously she worked at the World Bank South Asia Chief Economist Office.... Read more »
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 worked as a senior public sector specialist for the World Bank's Poverty... Read more »

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

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

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

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 is Operations Officer in the World Bank Office Manila's Infrastructure Team. He is the team lead for the project Read more »
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 joined the World Bank Group's water practice to communicate knowledge from staff water experts to the global public,... Read more »
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 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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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 »
Professor emeritus, energy economics and analysis, ETH Zurich
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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, 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 is a Development Economist who was worked for a variety of employers - NGOs, developing country governments, a private... Read more »
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 »
Specializing in transportation, energy, and the environment, Deborah Gordon has worked... Read more »

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 is Senior Environmental Specialist with more than 18 years of experience in environment, water management, disaster risk... Read more »
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) is currently a senior economist at the Financial and Private Sector Development Department of the Africa R... Read more »

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

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 »

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

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 »

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 is a Manila-based communications consultant, where he specializes in governance, fragility and conflict, and economic transitions.... Read more »

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

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

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

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

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

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 »

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

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

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

Giang is the project officer for Action for the City (www.vidothi.org), a Vietnamese... Read more »
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 works as the communications officer for the World Bank, Solomon Islands country office.  As a volunteer from an organiz... Read more »

The author is the Information, Communication and Learning Officer of Bangsamoro Development Agency for the Mindanao Trust Fund for... Read more »

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 is a Senior Social Development Specialist and acting Gender Coordinator for the World Bank’s East Asia Region. Prior... Read more »
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 is the Program Director of Raising Awareness on Environment and Climate Change Program managed by a youth community group... Read more »
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 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 (Huong) is currently a Governance Specialist in the World Bank Vietnam country office. With support from UK-DFID... Read more »
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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 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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(Note: James left the World Bank in February 2010)
James' primary responsibilities on this blog lied in coordinating and pr... Read more »

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 is a senior innovation specialist working in the Europe and Central Asia region and the Innovation Technology and... Read more »

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 »

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

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

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

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 »

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 »

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 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 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 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 is an education expert currently working in the Bangkok office of the World Bank. Read more »
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 is an environmental specialist at the World Bank office in Hanoi, where she has worked on climate change policy and practices... Read more »
Le Xuan Trung, General Managing Editor, Tuoi Tre (Youth) Newspaper.
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Leo brings fifteen years of strong professional experience in the field of environmental management for various sectors in the Gulf... Read more »
Liana Razafindrazay is a Geographer and specialist in risk assessment with deep expertise in Geospatial Information System. She is... Read more »
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 »
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 works since September 2004 as Senior Economist in the World Bank’s China office on macroeconomic issues, conducting... Read more »

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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Mai is a senior communications officer at the World Bank office in Vietnam. Prior to joining the Bank in 2003, Mai worked for Reuters... Read more »
Manothip Siripaphanh is from Sisattanak district, living in Vientiane Capital, Lao PDR. Her educational background is in management. Read more »

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 G. Lacerna is the Legal Advisor of the World Bank Group’s Trade and Competitiveness Global Practice.  She currently... Read more »
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 »
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 Gabriela Q. Villaluz is a Senior Environment Operations Officer for the World Bank who has worked extensively on global and nat... Read more »

Melanie Sison is responsible for overseeing the social marketing efforts of the government’s Kalahi-CIDSS program since 2012. As the... Read more »
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 »

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

Note: Nanda no longer works at the World Bank.

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

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 is a Communications Officer at the World Bank office in Hanoi. Read more »

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

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 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 is a Senior Communications Officer at the World Bank office in Manila. Read more »
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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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 joined the Bank as a Young Professional and has been working since September 2009 as Social Development Specialist in... Read more »
Paul Procee is an environmental engineer with about 15 years of experience in urban environmental and infrastructure management. He... Read more »
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 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 works in the East Asia and Pacific Department of the World Bank. Prior to his appointment to the World Bank,... Read more »

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 (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, a former television news reporter, has served as the communications officer for the Indonesia country office since 2007 and... Read more »

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 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 is a Senior Education Economist working in the World Bank’s Indonesia office. Since joining the Bank in 2011, Samer has... Read more »
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 is the Senior Agricultural Economist in Southeast Asia’s Sustainable Development Network, East Asia and Pacific (EAP) Region... Read more »
​Stefanie Sieber is an Environmental Economist at the World Bank and focuses on natural resource management and climate change-related... Read more »

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

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 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 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 works in Communications for Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands. Prior to joining the World Bank, Tom worked... Read more »

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 (‘Pong) Suwannapha is the Online Producer for the World Bank’s Thailand, Lao PDR, Cambodia, Malaysia, and Singapore websites. He... Read more »
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, 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 is an environmental scientist and conservation biologist who specializes in biodiversity. Read more »
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 »

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 is a consultant with the Urban Sector in the World Bank's Beijing Office. Read more »
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Wang Shu is the deputy director of China's National Development and Reform Commission. Read more »
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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 works in the World Bank Beijing Office as an economist since September 2010, focusing on macroeconomic developments of Chinese... Read more »

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

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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 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 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 is an Infrastructure Specialist and acting Regional Coordinator for Disaster Risk Management for the World Bank’s East... Read more »
Zuzana is an Operations Analyst at the Sustainable Development Department in the East Asia and Pacific Disaster Risk Management team... Read more »