Public Sector Specialist
Bernard Haven is a Public Sector Specialist in the World Bank’s Governance Global Practice, based in Kabul, Afghanistan. Before joining the World Bank, he was a diplomat with Global Affairs Canada. In Haiti, he was an economic adviser at the Canadian Embassy and led work on a tax and customs technical assistance program. In South Sudan, he headed the technical secretariat of a multi-donor public administration trust fund. In Afghanistan, he was based at the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team and the Canadian Embassy, supporting local governance and basic service delivery. He began his public service career at a tax services office of the Canada Revenue Agency in Quebec. He was educated at Calvin College, the London School of Economics, and the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London.