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Richard Cambridge


Richard Cambridge joined the World Bank as a Young Professional and has undertaken a variety of assignments. He has served as the Personal Assistant to the Senior Vice President of the World Bank; Country Economist for Venezuela and Jamaica in the Latin America and Caribbean Region; Project Economist in Education and Human Development Divisions in the East Asia and Pacific, East Africa, and South Asia Regions; in the Agriculture Institutions Division in the South Asia Region; and in the Population, Health and Nutrition Department of the Bank. He has served as the Environment and Social Development Adviser in the Office of the Director, India, Nepal and Bhutan; and as the Principal Operations Adviser in the Office of the Regional Vice President, South Asia Region. He was the co-leader of the Bank team that developed the Capacity Development in Africa: Management Action Plan (CDMAP) in 2006. Richard has extensive World Bank operational experience, serving as Project Economist on eleven (11) investment projects, and as Team Leader/Task Manager for twenty (20) investment and adjustment operations in the agriculture, human development, transport, public administration, construction industry, social safety net, and environment sectors. Richard completed his secondary education in Georgetown, Guyana. He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the USA, and completed his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Political Science at Macalester College; a Masters Degree with Distinction in International Relations; and a PhD in International Economics and Politics at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University. He has also studied at the United Nations Graduate Study Program, Geneva Switzerland; Stanford University Graduate School of Education; and has been a Visiting Scholar at Kennedy School of Government and the Division of Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Graduate School of Education. Richard is married to Joedy Wiborg Cambridge. They have two children, Alyson and Daryn.