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Dao Harrison

Senior Housing Specialist

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Dao Harrison is the Senior Housing Specialist for the World Bank, serving markets in the Asia Pacific region from the Singapore Hub for Infrastructure and Urban Development.  Her work focuses on deepening and strengthening housing markets, policies and programs, particularly in developing market economies.  Specifically, she supports programs that, among others: improve housing and real estate market functions, deliver housing finance-linked subsidy programs, and expand access to housing finance to low and informal income sectors.

Prior to the World Bank, Mrs. Harrison was the International Risk Director for Genworth Financial, where she worked to develop and extend mortgage guarantee/insurance products and platforms in new markets.  Her clients included governments and institutions in Indonesia, India, Vietnam, Thailand, S. Korea, Japan, Mexico, Fiji, and Saudi Arabia.  She has a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, with executive management training from Stanford University.