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Hassane Cisse

Director, Governance and Inclusive Institutions, Governance Global Practice

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Hassane Cisse is currently Director, Governance and Inclusive Institutions, Governance Global Practice, at the World Bank. In this capacity, he leads the Bank’s operational and knowledge work on inclusive governance to support countries in building sustainable, inclusive and trustworthy governance systems. His directorate's work covers a wide range of institutions and issues, with a specific focus on legislatures, justice systems, social and independent accountability mechanisms, centers of government, subnational governance, citizen engagement, political economy analysis, etc. 
Hassane was Deputy General Counsel, Knowledge and Research, World Bank, from 2009 to June 2014 and served earlier in the Bank as Chief Counsel, Operations Policy and as legal advisor on Governance and Anti-corruption. Prior joining the World Bank in 1997, he worked as Counsel at the International Monetary Fund for several years. Hassane has lectured and published widely on various topics and was the co-editor of several volumes of The World Bank Legal Review.
Hassane holds his LL.B from the Dakar University School of Law in Senegal and his Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA) in International Law from the University of Paris II Patheon-Assas. He received his DEA in International Economic Law from the Sorbonne, where he also obtained a DEA in African History. He also holds a Master of Laws from Harvard University.
He is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Justice and the Meta Council on New Architecture of Governance.