Laurence Carter is the Senior Director of the Public-Private Partnerships Group of the World Bank Group. The PPP Group advises on the strategic direction and goals for the WBG on PPPs, supports coordination across the WBG, promotes partnerships and facilitates global knowledge about PPPs. Previously Laurence ran IFC’s PPP Transaction Advisory Department for six years, and before that held positions in IFC’s Central and Eastern Europe department and the Small and Medium Enterprises Department. Prior to joining IFC, Laurence worked for 10 years in Botswana, Malawi, Swaziland and the south Atlantic island of St Helena. Laurence holds degrees in economics from the Universities of Cambridge and London, and the CFA.