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Aakanksha Pande is a Young Professionals at the World Bank where she specializes on health nutrition and population issues in the Middle... Read more »
A human rights and civilian activist, a member of the Yemeni parliament and the rapporteur of the Information Committee in Parliament, he... Read more »
Achref Aouadi is a 28-year-old Tunisian activist and International Political Economy student. Achref is the founder and President of I... Read more »
Adriana Jaramillo is a Senior Education Specialist and Human Development Coordinator for the Skills Employment and Labor Mobility ... Read more »
Aida is a senior executive assistant in the Middle East and North Africa region. She has a B.A. in Arabic literature and a Teaching... Read more »
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Senior Health Specialist in the Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank. Alaa joined the Bank in 1998, and has been working in the... Read more »
Alejandra de Lecea is a communications associate in the Web and Social Media Team of the External and Corporate Relations at the... Read more »
Amat Al Alim Alsoswa is a Yemeni leader and activist who worked for the UN as a regional director before heading the... Read more »
Amer Lashin is the Secretary General of Takamol Foundation for Sustainable Development.  Since his graduation from the... Read more »
Amin Mohseni-Cheraghlou, is an assistant professor of economics at American University in Washington DC. Dr. Mohseni is a consultant at... Read more »
Amine Ghali is the Program Director of Al Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center (KADEM) working on issues of democracy, reform and... Read more »
Amira Kazem is an Operations Officer in Education Sector - Middle East and North Africa region. She supports the education portfolio with... Read more »
Andrea is a Senior Risk Management Specialist. He joined the World Bank in 2007 and worked on natural gas pipeline and investment... Read more »
Angela joined the Human Development Network and Social Protection Unit in August 2010 as a Research Analyst based in the World Bank... Read more »
Maria Angelica Thumala is a Lecturer in Sociology at the Catholic University of Chile and Research Associate at the Centre for... Read more »
 Anuja Utz is Senior Operations Officer at the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) based in Marseille, France. As Program... Read more »
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Bala Menon is the Program Leader for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti. He’s presently based in Cairo, Egypt. Bala’s main professional focus is... Read more »
Barbry Keller is a 15-year veteran of the World Bank where she has worked primarily on Operational Policy, Fragile States, and country... Read more »
Bob Rijkers is an economist in the Trade and International Integration Unit of the Development Economics Research Group. He is interested... Read more »
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Cari Clark received her doctoral degree at Harvard School of Public Health and is currently Assistant Professor at the University of... Read more »
Carlo Rossotto joined the World Bank in 1998 and is the Regional Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa and Europe and Central... Read more »
Casey Weston is a Migration Specialist in the International Labor Mobility Program at the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) in... Read more »
Catherine Bond is an editor working for the World Bank's Middle East and North Africa department in Washington. She has worked as a... Read more »
Charles Cormier is the Energy and Extractives Practice Manager at the Middle East and North Africa region. He has previously worked... Read more »
Christina A. Wood is a Senior Economist within the Middle East and North Africa Region within the World Bank. Read more »
Christina Wright is an Education Operations Officer in the MENA region of the World Bank. Ms. Wright, a US national, joined the World... Read more »
Christine Davies joined the Investor Relations team in the Capital Markets Department of the World Bank’s Treasury in July 2013. The... Read more »
Christine Petré is a partner and editor at the hugely popular young news siteRead more »
Christopher M. Schroeder is a Washington D.C. and New York City based entrepreneur and venture investor. He co-founded HealthCentral.com,... Read more »
Ms. Claire A. Kfouri is a Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist at the Middle East and North Africa region of the World Bank in... Read more »
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Dale Lautenbach is Communications Advisor for the Middle East and North Africa of the World Bank. Previously, she managed the... Read more »
Daniela Marotta is Country Economist for Tunisia, in the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank. Since joining the World... Read more »
A. David Craig is the former World Bank's Country Director for Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti, based in Cairo. Mr. Craig, a New Zealand... Read more »
Diego F. Angel-Urdinola is a senior economist in the Human Development Department of the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World... Read more »
Dorte Verner, is the Climate Coordinator and Senior Economist in the World Bank's Middle East and North Africa Region. She leads the... Read more »
Dr. Amal Mohammed Al-Malki is Associate Teaching Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University and Executive Director of the... Read more »
Dr. Irene Anne Jillson is a professor at Georgetown University in Washington DC, where she teaches in the School of Nursing and Health... Read more »
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Ebrahim Al-Harazi is a specialist in communications and development. He is a member of the communications team in the Yemen country... Read more »
Ece Özçelik is a Junior Professional Associate at the World Bank, where she focuses on health issues in the Middle East and North Africa... Read more »
Ehaab leads the MENA Development Marketplace program at WBI which currently focuses on Egypt. Prior to joining WBI, he was advisor to the... Read more »
Eileen Murray, a US and Greek national is the World Bank’s Country Manager for Tunisia, based in Tunis. She joined the World Bank in 1989... Read more »
Elena Ianchovichina is Lead Economist in the Chief Economist Office of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa region. Prior to... Read more »
Ellen Lust is Founding Director of the Program on Governance and Local Development and Professor in the Yale University Department of... Read more »
Emmanuel Noubissie Ngankam is the Resident Representative of the World Bank in Algeria since June 2013. He joined the Bank in 2001 as... Read more »
Emre Özaltın is Senior Economist in the World Bank Group’s HNP Global Practice, with over 14 years of experience in research, policy... Read more »
Enis Barış is a medical doctor with graduate degrees in Public Health (M.Sc.) and Epidemiology (Ph.D.) and a wide range of experience as... Read more »

Eric Le Borgne is a World Bank Lead Economist.

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Erik is a Manila-based communications consultant, where he specializes in governance, fragility and conflict, and economic transitions.... Read more »
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Fabian Seiderer is a senior public sector management specialist with the World Bank, where he is working at the Poverty Reduction and... Read more »
Fanny Missfeldt-Ringius is a Senior Energy Economist in the Energy and Environment Unit for the Middle East and North Africa Region at... Read more »
Farrukh Iqbal has had more than thirty years of research and management experience in the World Bank across a diverse range of countries... Read more »
Ferid Belhaj was appointed World Bank Director for the Middle East on September 17, 2012 covering Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Iran.... Read more »
After working as an auditor at the French Supreme Audit Institution, Franck joined the development community in 2003 as an adviser for... Read more »
Franck Bousquet, is the World Bank’s Manager of the Urban and Social Development Sectors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)... Read more »
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Gabriella Izzi is an Agricultural Specialist with the Middle East and North Africa Region Sustainable Development Department within the... Read more »

Gaël Raballand is a Senior public sector specialist in the World Bank. He holds a PhD in economics and a degree in political science... Read more »

Garam Dexter joined the "Women, Business and the Law" project in 2012. She conducts legal research of laws and regulations on countr... Read more »

Ghanimah Al-Otaibi is a junior professional officer at the Middle East and North Africa External Communications unit. Before joining the... Read more »
Ghassan Alkhoja is a Senior Operations Officer within the Human Development Department of the Middle East and North Africa Region of the... Read more »
Gloria La Cava is currently the Co-coordinator for the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region Youth Program. She also served as... Read more »
Graham Smith is a transport economist. He retired recently from the World Bank but continues to work part time. During his three decades... Read more »
Guenter Heidenhof is the Sector Manager for Public Sector and Governance in the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank. He... Read more »
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Hafez Ghanem, an Egyptian and French national, is the Vice President of the World Bank for the Middle East and North... Read more »
Hallie’s research focuses on innovation in urban environments. She is currently working with entrepreneurs and government agencies to... Read more »
Dr. Brixi leads the World Bank’s Public Service Delivery Global Solutions Group fostering innovative context-specific service delivery... Read more »
Hanna Schwing is one of the members of the social media team at Connect4Climate, an initiative of the World Bank’s External Affairs... Read more »
Hannah is a consultant with the World Bank working on Governance and Social Service Delivery. Read more »

Hartwig Schafer is responsible for the World Bank’s business policies, practices, and procedures for lending products and knowledge ... Read more »

Heba Elgazzar is a Senior Economist in the Human Development Department with the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank. ... Read more »
Holly Dagres is an Iranian-American analyst and commentator on Middle East affairs who grew up in both Los Angeles and Tehran, but... Read more »
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Ibrahim Dajani, a Palestinian / Jordanian national is a Senior Operations Officer, member of the MNA Transport Sector based in the West... Read more »
Ibtissam is in charge of communications and civil society outreach in the World Bank country office in Rabat. She has led various... Read more »
Iliana Montauk is the director of Gaza Sky Geeks, the first start-up accelerator in Gaza. It was launched in 2011 by the global... Read more »
Ms. Andersen, a Danish national, was the Vice President of the Middle East and North Africa at the World Bank from October 2011 and until... Read more »
Iqbal Kaur is a Senior Social Protection Specialist in the Human Development Department of the MENA region at the World Bank. She has... Read more »
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Jacob Goldston is an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina and a consultant for the World Bank's Poverty Global... Read more »
Jamal Ibrahim Haidar is a PhD candidate at the Paris School of Economics, University of Paris-1 Pantheon Sorbonne, and ENSAE-CREST.... Read more »
Jean Pesme is the manager of the Financial Market Integrity (FMI) service line, within the World Bank Group's Financial and Private... Read more »

Jeff develops and manages products that enable greater access to the Bank’s rich repository of information.   He oversaw t... Read more »

Joana Silva is a Senior Economist at the World Bank, where she works on labor market reforms and social safety nets. At the World Bank,... Read more »
John Nasir is an American national who joined the World Bank in 1997 as a consultant. Since then he has worked on private sector... Read more »
Jonathan Walters is the Director for Regional Strategy and Programs in the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank. He... Read more »
Joulan Abdul Khalek is an ICT Policy Specialist at the World Bank focusing on technology and job creation. He is a team member of several... Read more »
Joumana Cobein is the IFC Head for the Maghreb (Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria), based in Rabat. As country head for Morocco, from 2007 to... Read more »
Juan Manuel Moreno is Senior Education Specialist at the Department of Middle East and North Africa of the World Bank. Having worked in... Read more »
Julian Lampietti works on Agriculture and Rural Development in the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank. The focus of... Read more »
Jumana Alaref is a Junior Professional Associate with the Human Development Unit of the Middle East and North Africa Region at the World... Read more »
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Kamel Braham is a World Bank Program Leader based in Rabat, Morocco. Prior to joining the Bank in 2006, Mr. Braham was a Director of the... Read more »
The author of this piece, Kara Schoeffling, is the Director of Communications, Partnerships & Programs for Read more »
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Kevin Carey is a Lead Economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Department of the Middle East and North Africa Regi... Read more »

Khaled Sherif is a Chief Administrative Officer within the World Bank’s Africa Resource Management unit serving as the principal... Read more »
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Layali Abdeen is the Investment Officer of the West Bank and Gaza Investment Guarantee Trust Fund administered by MIGA. The fund offers... Read more »
Leila Baghdadi is Associate Professor of Economics at the Tunis Business SchoolRead more »
Lia Carol Sieghart is a Program Leader and Lead Climate Change Specialist at the World Bank. She is based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She  ... Read more »
Lida Bteddini joined the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Public Sector Governance Unit in September 2007. As a member of... Read more »
Lili Mottaghi is an Economist in the Chief Economist Office for the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank. She works on... Read more »
Lillian Frost is a Social Safety Nets Consultant in the Middle East and North Africa Region Human Development Department. Prior to... Read more »
Lina Tutunji is a Senior Procurement Specialist at the Public Integrity and Openness Department of the Governance Global... Read more »
Line Zouhour is a Program Assistant at the Middle East and North Africa department for the National Endowment for Democracy. Born... Read more »
Lire Ersado is a Senior Economist with the Human Development Unit of the Middle East and North Africa Region (MNA), the World Bank.... Read more »
Senior executive, Tunisian customs (1979-2011), last customs post held: Director of Risk Management (2007-2011). Consultant (since 2011).... Read more »
Lydia Habhab has been a consultant at the World Bank in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Public Sector and Governance Reform... Read more »
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Maha is a social media communications strategist with the World Bank MENA region. Before joining the bank, she spent most of her career... Read more »
Manal Quota works in the Education Global Practice where she specializes in educational issues in the Middle East and North Africa, with... Read more »
Manjula Luthria is Senior Economist and program leader for the International Mobility Program of the MENA region's Human Development... Read more »
Marc Schiffbauer is an economist in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management unit within the Middle East and North Africa region,... Read more »

Maria was born in Lebanon and studied environmental economics at University College London, where she met many of her Bank colleague... Read more »

Ms. Mariana Felicio is a Social Development Specialist for the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region and leads the Affiliated... Read more »
Marie-Hélène Bricknell is currently the World Bank’s Special Representative to Iraq since June 2011, where she is responsible for the... Read more »
Mariem Mezghenni Malouche is a Senior Economist in the World Bank Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA) in Washington, DC. Her... Read more »
Marouane El Abassi holds a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne, a MS degree in Economics Mathematics ... Read more »
Massimiliano Calì is a Trade Economist in the World Bank Group Trade and Competitiveness Gloabl Practice. His current and recent work... Read more »
Matteo Morgandi is a Young Professional in the Social Protection and Labor unit of the MENA Region, where he works on labor markets and... Read more »
Matthew Groh specializes in impact evaluations, microfinance, and labor markets with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa region. ... Read more »
May joined the Social Protection Unit in October 2010 after having worked for two years as a Research Analyst at the World Bank Lebanon... Read more »
Mehrunisa Qayyum is the founder of PITAPOLICY Consulting. She worked at the United States’ Government Accountability Office for four... Read more »
Mélise Jaud is an economist in the Chief Economist Office of the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa region. Prior to joining the... Read more »
Michael Bennett is the Head of Derivatives and Structured Finance in the treasury department of the World Bank. He has spent over ten... Read more »

Michael Clemens is a senior fellow and research manager for migration at the Center for Global Development in ... Read more »

Michel Rogy joined the World Bank in 2011 to a) advise governments on policies and regulations that create a positive investment climate... Read more »
Mohamed Ashraf Abdel Samad is a social entrepreneur who is trying to promote the concept of responsible, proactive capitalism. This is... Read more »
Mona Ziade is Communications & External Affairs Officer for the World Bank, based in Beirut, Lebanon. Ziade joined the World Bank Country... Read more »
Mourad Ezzine is the Education Sector Manager, Human Development Department in the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank.... Read more »
Mustapha Rouis, currently a Consultant, has worked at the World Bank in different professional and managerial capacities across various... Read more »
Myra works with the Innovation Practice on the Development Marketplace. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and French... Read more »
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Mr. Shaiban is a staff of the World Bank based in Sana’a, Yemen.  He is currently managing the Support Project for the Yemen Mutual... Read more »
Nabila Assaf has worked at the World Bank in Financial & Private Sector Development MENA region, in the Fragile and Conflict States... Read more »
Nadereh Chamlou is Senior Advisor to the Chief Economist of MENA. She has worked in technical, advisory, managerial and coordination... Read more »
Najat Yamouri is a Senior Social Development Specialist for the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region and co-leads the... Read more »
Nandini Krishnan is a World Bank Senior Economist and an expert on poverty. Read more »
Natalija Gelvanovska joined the World Bank in 2012 as a Senior ICT Policy Specialist and a secondee from the Communications Regulatory... Read more »
Nathalie Abu-Ata is Operations Officer where she launched and implemented the CMI’s external communications and partnership strategies,... Read more »
Nehal has been serving as a member of the Communication team of the Cairo Office and External Affairs team in the Mena Region. She joined... Read more »

Nelly Ali is an International Childhood Studies PhD candidate at Read more »

Nigel Twose is the Senior Director responsible for the World Bank Group’s work, together with its development partners, to tackle th... Read more »

Nina Bhatt is a Senior Social Scientist with the Middle East and North Africa Region Sustainable Development Department. She coordinates... Read more »
Noah Yarow works on Human Development in the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank. Read more »
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Olfa Hamdi​ is an international ​​project management expert. She was born and raised  in a mining region in Tunisia, surrounded by... Read more »
Omer Karasapan is the Middle East and North Africa Region's Knowledge and Learning Coordinator. Previously he was the Knowledge... Read more »
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Paige Donnelly will graduate in Political Science and Arabic at Davidson College this May. She grew up in the Middle East... Read more »
Paolo Verme is Senior Poverty Specialist for North-Africa and the Middle-East at the World Bank. A Ph.D. graduate of the London School of... Read more »
Patti Petesch specializes in qualitative field research on poverty, gender, conflict, and participatory development. She is a co-author... Read more »

Paul Barbour is a Senior Risk Management Officer in the Economics and Policy Group of MIGA, the political risk insurance arm of... Read more »

Peter works as a financial sector analyst (JPA) within MENA FPD where he steers the unit's financial inclusion work and provides... Read more »
Philipp Krause specializes in public administration and budgeting, particularly ministries of finance. He is leading the public finance... Read more »
Philippe is a Senior Private Sector Development Specialist in the Middle East & North Africa vice-presidency of the World Bank. He... Read more »
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Rachel Lipson works in the Public Integrity and Openness Department of the Governance Global Practice. Her work program focuses on the... Read more »
Raghad Mardini is the founder and director of Art Residence Aley (2012), an NGO that hosts Syrian artists and curate art shows and... Read more »
Raghada is a program assistant for Human Development projects in Egypt, Yemen and Djibouti based in Cairo office. She is a winner of the... Read more »
Ms. Akeel is a Senior Economist in the Middle East and North Africa Finance and Private Sector Development (FPD) unit. Ms. Akeel’s work... Read more »
Rania Atieh is a social protection and labor consultant at the Human Development Department of the World Bank’s Middle East and North... Read more »
Raymond Bourdeaux is currently Lead Infrastructure Specialist in the MENA region. In the front office of the MNSSD Director, he is... Read more »
Rene Leon-Solano is a social protection specialist in the Human Development Department of the Middle East and North Africa Region of the... Read more »
Roberta Gatti is currently the Social Protection Sector Manager and Lead Human Development Economist for the Middle East and North Africa... Read more »
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Lecturer at the University of Sanaa, researcher in the field of development and gender, has published several studies on the poverty... Read more »
Safaa El-Kogali is the Sector Leader for Caribbean and Haiti within the World Bank's Human Development Department. Prior to this position... Read more »
Awarded the National Order of Merit by the French President for his efforts in promoting transparency and governance.Read more »
Senior Counsel in the Finance, Private Sector Development and Infrastructure advisory Unit at the World Bank Read more »
An interdisciplinarian at the intersection of design and development, Samhir is part of the ICT Innovations team in the World Bank's... Read more »
Samia Al-Duaij joined the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Environment Unit in July 2006. As a member of the MENA... Read more »
Samira Hillis is a Senior Operations Officer at the Human Development Group in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region at the... Read more »
Samra Shaibani joined the Bank in November 2003 as Senior Communication Officer.  Prior to that, she worked with the Yemeni... Read more »
She joined the World Bank in June 2004. Before joining the Bank, she worked in the private sector and international agencies in many... Read more »
After joining the World Bank in 2008 as a Junior Professional Officer in the Turkey Country Management Unit, Sébastian Trenner (a French... Read more »
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Silvia Pariente David is Sr Energy Specialist in the MENA region of the World Bank. She works with governments in ... Read more »
Simon Bell is currently Sector Manager in the Finance and Private Sector unit of the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA) of the... Read more »
Simon Thacker is Education Specialist in the World Bank's Education Unit of the Middle East and North Africa region. He works on a number... Read more »
Sophie Naudeau is the Global Solutions Group Lead for Early Childhood Development at the World Bank Group. Since joining the World Bank... Read more »
Steen Lau Jorgensen is Sector Director for Human Development in the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank covering health... Read more »
Stefanie Brodmann is a Senior Economist in the Middle East and North Africa Social Protection and Labor Unit. She works on issues related... Read more »
Stefanie Ridenour is a Junior Professional Associate with the Finance and Private Sector (FPD) Unit of the Middle East and North Africa... Read more »
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Tamer Rabie is a Senior Health Specialist in the World Bank's Health, Nutrition and Population unit in the Middle East & North Africa... Read more »
Tamer Taha is a Research Analyst at the World Bank’s Center for Mediterranean Integration. Tamer is working on two programs: Knowledge... Read more »
Tara Sharafudeen is a Consultant with MNSSD. Prior to this she was Senior Operations Officer, South Asia Region of the World Bank. Before... Read more »
Tara Vishwanath is a Lead Economist in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region's Poverty Reduction and Economic Management group... Read more »
Tazeen Hasan is a Senior Legal Specialist in the Gender and Development Unit. She is the co-author of a recent book on Empowering... Read more »
 JTC is a non-government and not-for-profit organization aiming at enhancing transparency, accountability and... Read more »
Thomas Walker is an economist in the Middle East and North Africa Poverty and Gender group at the World Bank. Since joining the Bank as a... Read more »
Tim Kelly is a Lead ICT Policy Specialist with the World Bank’s ICT sector department and infoDev. He led programs on Creating... Read more »
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Vickram Cuttaree is Sr. Infrastructure Economist in the Transport & ICT Global Practice. He is currently based in Rabat, Morocco... Read more »

Victoria Levin is an Economist in the Human Development sector, where she works on social safety nets, labor markets, and poverty... Read more »
Vincent Vesin is a Transport Specialist in the Sustainable Development Department of the Middle East and North Africa Region. He joined... Read more »
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Wael Zakout is currently the Country Manager for Yemen. Before joining the Yemen team, he was the Sector Manager, Urban, Water and... Read more »
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Will Stebbins has had an extensive career in broadcast journalism, spanning the civil war in the Former Yugoslavia, the fall of Zairean... Read more »
Wissam Harake is an Economist in the World Bank Group's Macro and Fiscal Management Global Practice. He has a particular interest... Read more »
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From 2009 to 2013 Yann Pouget has worked as migration specialist for the World Bank within the MENA Human Development network, and... Read more »
Yanqin Song is an Energy Specialist in the World Bank's Beijing Office. Before joining the Bank in 2008, he worked for the Energy... Read more »
Yasser El-Gammal, an Egyptian and Canadian national, joined the World Bank in 1996. He has worked in the Middle East and North Africa,... Read more »
Yassin Sabha is an Italian-Jordanian economist specialized in Global Trade and Competitiveness. He is currently working at the World Bank... Read more »
Yolanda Tayler is the Procurement Manager in the World Bank’s Middle East & North Africa Region where she leads the Bank’s public... Read more »
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Zainab Allawi is an Education Specialist with the Middle East and North Africa region in the Human Development Sector at the World Bank. ... Read more »