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Lynne Sherburne-Benz

Sector Manager, Social Protection, World Bank Africa Region

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Lynne D. Sherburne-Benz is Sector Manager, Social Protection in the World Bank's Africa Region. In her current position, she supervises all World Bank social protection projects and analytical work in Sub-Saharan Africa. Since 1985, she has held a number of other positions at the World Bank, including Adviser to the Bank's Managing Director; Country Program Coordinator in Southeast Asia (covering Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, and Mongolia), and Sector Manager of Social Protection in the Human Development Network Anchor. She has a PhD in International Trade, International Finance, and Development Economics from the Fletcher School at Tufts University. Her publications include Social Risk Management: The World Bank's Approach to Social Protection in a Globalizing World (co-authored with Robert Holzmann and Emil Tesliuc).