Midori  Makino

Midori Makino

Lead Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist - World Bank, Latin America and the Caribbean

Midori Makino is Lead Water Supply and Sanitation Specialist and the water sector focal point for the Caribbean in the Latin America and the Caribbean region at the World Bank.  She has over 20 years of experience, working across water and infrastructure sectors in multiple regions including Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean where she has managed investment operations and analytical work in over fifteen countries. Over the years, she has led and coordinated multiple global and regional initiatives in the World Bank’s water sector, including the knowledge management of the Financial Innovation Team and Rural and Small Town Water and Sanitation Thematic Group.

Her area of expertise includes water sector policy, institution, and regulation, utility finance, public private partnerships, water in circular economy and resilience, and monitoring and evaluation. Prior to taking on the current assignment, Midori was Manager for Sustainable Development in the Independent Evaluation Group, overseeing all evaluations of World Bank-supported operations in Water, Urban and Disaster Risk Management, Environment and Natural Resources, Agriculture, Social Development, Energy, and Transport sectors.

She is a Japanese national and holds an MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Master of Science in Economics from Stockholm School of Economics.