Sundus  Siddiqi

Sundus Siddiqi

Climate Change Specialist, World Bank

Sundus Siddiqi is a Climate Change Specialist at the World Bank. Climate change mainstreaming, with a deep focus on measurement and impact, has defined her career for the past ten years. Currently, she is working on developing an Integrated Climate Results Framework for the Bank to improve the institution’s measurement and tracking of climate impact. She has worked extensively on developing approaches and metrics to improve the M&E of resilience-building operations, including co-authoring the methodology for the Resilience Rating System, and co-leading its piloting in select sectors. In addition, Sundus has worked intimately on three climate corporate commitments: Climate Indicators (TTL), Climate and Disaster Risk Screening (TTL), and Climate Co-benefits (adaptation lead), to ensure World Bank interventions are of high-quality and deliver results. 

Sundus has worked in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Laos, Mexico, Colombia, the Gulf of Fonseca, and the Caribbean to mainstream environmental and climate considerations in projects, with a particular focus on enhancing resilience in the blue economy. As the climate focal point for East Asia and the Pacific, and as part of Latin America and the Caribbean’s Climate Task Force, she set up systems for efficient monitoring of the regions’ climate interventions, and provided advice and technical inputs to operational teams on integrating climate change mitigation and adaptation considerations in their project design.

Her work experience prior to the World Bank includes the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) Pakistan, the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation (PHLF), Gallup, and the UNDP-GEF Small Grants Programme. Sundus, a Pakistani national, has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Lahore University of Management Sciences, and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University.