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Corey Pattison

Social Development Specialist

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Corey is a Social Development Specialist working in Francophone West Africa, where he leads analytical and operational work on the intersection of climate change and fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV).  Previously he worked with the Bank’s Fragility, Conflict, and Violence team as a Young Professional, co-authoring the first-ever joint UN-WB flagship study on preventing violent conflict, Pathways for Peace. He joined the Bank as a conflict advisor in Myanmar from 2013-2017, during which time he supported the World Bank's support to the peace process and large-scale forced displacement, negotiated access for the expansion of a national community development project into areas outside government control, and managed a research program on governance of non-state areas, forced displacement, and land reform.  Trained as a political scientist, his research on subnational conflict in Southeast Asia has been supported by a Fulbright Scholarship and the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. He holds a Masters in Global Affairs from Yale University.