Acting Country Director for Ethiopia
Greg Toulmin, a UK national, has been working in development since 1978. His early experience, gained with DFID and its predecessors, included working on operations in Bangladesh, Congo DR, India, Kenya, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. From 1984 to 1986 he was an adviser to the UK Executive Director at the World Bank. He also worked on environment and development issues and on UK relations with the European Union and with the United Nations development agencies. Greg worked in the European Commission from 1996 to 1998, advising on management of EC aid to Asia, Latin America and southern Mediterranean countries. Greg joined World Bank staff in 1999 to work on the implementation of the Comprehensive Development Framework, and Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers. From 2003 to 2007 he was head of the trust fund policy team in the Concessional Finance & Global Partnerships Vice Presidency. Since 2008 Greg has been the Country Program Coordinator covering Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan—but for now is focusing on his role as acting Country Director for Ethiopia. Greg has an MA and BA from Oxford University, in Philosophy, Politics and Economics.
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