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Michal Rutkowski

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Senior Director for Social Protection, Labor and Jobs
Michal Rutkowski is the Senior Director for Social Protection, Labor and Jobs – overseeing the World Bank’s work in developing systems that protect the poorest and vulnerable from crises and shocks, and supporting private sector-led growth. 
Until July 2016, he was the Director for Multilateral Organizations, and prior to that the Country Director for the Russian Federation and the Resident Representative in Moscow for three years.
From 1998-2004, Mr. Rutkowski served as the World Bank’s sector manager for social protection and labor where he led a team working on labor markets, social assistance and pensions reforms in Central and Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, and Turkey.
Mr. Rutkowski’s published work covers issues on labor markets and social security. He was a core team member of the World Development Report “Workers in an Integrated World”- the World Bank’s annual flagship research publication - in 1995.
Prior to joining the World Bank, he helped design the Polish pension system while serving as the Director of the Office for Social Security Reform. He also taught at the Institute of Economic Policy at the Warsaw School of Economics.
Mr. Rutkowski holds a Ph.D from Warsaw School of Economics and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics.
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