Nadia  Selim

Nadia Selim

Social Protection Specialist

Nadia Selim is a Social Protection Specialist at the World Bank, and has extensive experience in working on fragile and conflict-affected situations, focusing specifically on social protection and safety net in South Sudan and Somalia. Prior, she served as a Partnership Advisor to the World Bank South Sudan Country Office. She was a core team member of the World Development Report (WDR) 2011 on Conflict, Security, and Development, and was a background author for the WDR 2013 on Jobs. Before joining the World Bank, Nadia served as the Coordination Officer at the UN Civilian Capacities Initiative aimed at strengthening mechanisms and policies for enhanced civilian capacity deployment in fragile contexts. She also worked for various UN agencies, including UNFPA, UNDESA, and UNDP focused on humanitarian-development linkages, post-conflict recovery, and state capacity and governance issues. During 2005-2007, she served as Program Coordinator at the International Center for Transitional Justice in New York. Nadia holds a master’s in International Affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, and a BA in Development Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.