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Alexandre Marc

Chief Specialist for Fragility, Conflict and Violence of the World Bank

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Alexandre Marc is the Chief Specialist for Fragility, Conflict and Violence of the World Bank. As Chief Specialist he oversees support and advice to the Bank country teams in more than 30 countries affected by conflict and fragility. He was the Cluster Leader for the Social Cohesion and Violence Prevention team within the Social Development Department of the World Bank from 2009 to 2012. He has extensive experience in the areas of conflict and fragility having worked on related themes across four continents over the last 22 years.
He joined the World Bank in 1988 in the Africa Region. From 1999 to 2005 he was sector Manager for Social Development in the Europe and Central Asia Region of the World Bank responsible for program of post conflict reconstruction in Eastern Europe. In addition to his Bank experience, he was Director of the Roma Education Fund from 2006 to 2007 and a visiting fellow, in 2005, at the Centre d'Etude des Relations Internationales (CERI) in Paris, responsible for research on cultural diversity and public policy. Alexandre Marc was a contributor to the 2011 World Development Report on Conflict, Security and Development.
Alexandre Marc holds a Doctorate in Political Science from the Paris Institute of Political Science (Science Po).  Before joining the World Bank in 1988, Alexandre Marc undertook research and consulting on Africa in Oxford University (St Antony’s college) and for The Societe D’Etude Economique et Sociale (Paris).
His most recent publications are “responding to the Challenge of security and Stability in West Africa” World Bank 2015; “Societal Dynamics and Fragility, Engaging Communities in Responding to Fragile Situation”, World Bank 2012, and “Violence in the City, Understanding and supporting community responses to Urban Violence”. World Bank 2010.