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Nina Kolybashkina

Senior Social Development Specialist
Nina Kolybashkina is a Senior Social Development Specialist with the World Bank, based in Uzbekistan. Nina focuses on labor rights in the agricultural sector, mainstreaming gender, and citizen engagement. Prior to joining the Bank, Nina worked for UNICEF Somalia on planning, monitoring and evaluation. Governance was the focus of her earlier assignments – in the Regional Center for Arab States in Cairo and in Turkmenistan with UNDP, in Kosovo as a UNV and as a freelance consultant in the Caucasus. Nina started her career with UNDP Ukraine, developing and coordinating a portfolio of community-based social projects. She has lectured on social policy at Brunel University in the UK and conducted research on the role of civil society in service provision. Nina holds a PhD and MSc in Comparative Social Policy from University of Oxford, and a Specialist Degree in Economics and Finance from Tavrida National University in Ukraine.