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Julius Gwyer

Program Officer, Development Finance Vice Presidential Unit, World Bank Group

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Julius Gwyer is Program Officer in the Development Finance Vice Presidential Unit of the World Bank Group, where he is leading a Massive Open Online Course on Unlocking Investment and Finance in Emerging Markets and Development Economies (EMDEs). Over 16,000 participants from 193 countries and territories signed up for the course. He previously worked in the Finance for Development team in the Office of the Managing Director and World Bank Group CFO, where he helped foster new and innovative financial products and services to increase the mobilization of private and public financial resources.

His recent engagements include with the global investor forum ahead of the G20 in Argentina, building partnerships with institutional investors and other large asset managers, and coordination with the UN’s Interagency Task for on Financing for Development. Previously he supported for the President's Special Envoy with leading the World Bank Group's international engagements on SDGs and their means of implementation.

He has worked with World Economic Forum and was secretary to the high-level panel of experts reviewing Doing Business and financing for development committee. Previously he worked in the World Bank and IFC leadership teams leading knowledge and learning programs; established the World Bank Group’s web governance model; led an online community of practice with 30,000 members on the topic of development effectiveness and conducted evaluations of the World Bank Group's strategies and programs in Poland, India, the Philippines, Nepal and Mexico. Prior to joining the Bank, he was an executive officer for the British government.

He has authored numerous op-eds and articles. Mr. Gwyer earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and public administration at the University of London. He has an MBA in international business from the University of Glasgow and has taken executive education training at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Outside of work he is a keen photographer and world traveler.