Nigel Twose is the Senior Director responsible for the World Bank Group’s work, together with its development partners, to tackle the global jobs challenge.
He oversees the Jobs Cross-Cutting Group, which was established in July 2014 to help improve, and increase the impact of, the solutions the World Bank Group (WBG) offers for addressing jobs challenges. He is also responsible for the WBG jobs strategy which depends on extensive and systematic leverage of dynamic collaboration platforms with key partners such as the ILO and the G-20.
Nigel's key responsibilities include working across all WBG institutions (IFC, WB, MIGA) to help diagnose jobs issues and develop integrated, multi-sectoral and country- specific strategies that draw from the best knowledge and evidence available globally on the best policies and actions for sustainable jobs.
Prior to this assignment, Nigel was Director of the Development Impact Department at IFC where he led efforts to systematically use results measurement and evidence to increase the impact of IFC’s operations, especially with regards to economic growth and job effects. While at IFC, Nigel helped design the Better Work partnership with ILO, which seeks to improve compliance with labor standards and competitiveness in factories. He also oversaw IFC’s Jobs Study, which identified practical lessons for the private sector to create more and better jobs. Under his leadership, IFC has since established ‘Let’s Work’, a global partnership with private firms and other development finance institutions to implement the findings of the jobs study.