Keith Hansen is a senior adviser for the World Bank. He was previously the Vice President for Human Development, overseeing the Global Practices for education; health, nutrition, and population; and social protection and labor.
Mr. Hansen was one of the co-vice presidents for all of the Global Practices responsible for the setup and oversight of the Bank Group’s new operating model, which aimed at bringing together the best expertise from across the institution and from partners to help tackle countries’ most complex development challenges. In that role, he was also responsible for the oversight of the Cross-Cutting Solution Areas, which focus the WBG's efforts and resources on achieving ambitious targets in key priority areas such as gender and jobs.
Mr. Hansen also served as acting vice president for the World Bank’s Human Development Network. He was the human development director for Latin America and the Caribbean, responsible for the Bank's activities in education; health, nutrition, and population; and social safety nets in the region. Previously, in his role as head of the AIDS Campaign Team for Africa, Mr. Hansen spearheaded the Bank's renewed approach to the epidemic.
He holds a master of public affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, a law degree from Stanford University, and a bachelor's degree in political science from Yale University.