Senior Legal Specialist, Gender and Development Unit
Tazeen Hasan is a Senior Legal Specialist in the Gender and Development Unit. She is the co-author of a recent book on Empowering Women: Legal Rights and Economic Opportunities in Africa. She was the legal specialist for the World Development Report (WDR) 2012: Gender Equality and Development and the WDR Companion Report Opening Doors: Gender Equality in the Middle East and North Africa. She worked on a multiregional initiative focusing on legal constraints over fifty years impacting on women' s economic empowerment together with the Women Business and the Law Program. Prior to joining the World Bank Group, she practiced as a barrister in the UK and subsequently worked in Kenya as a legal advisor to NGOs. She obtained a Masters in International Law from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Law from Pembroke College, University of Oxford.