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Helle Buchhave

Senior Social Development Specialist and Global Gender Lead

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Helle Buchhave, is a Senior Social Development Specialist and Global Gender Lead. She is based in Washington DC, where she leads the global gender program of the Social Sustainability and Inclusion Global Practice, providing strategic advice to regional and country teams and leading gender analysis and programs in Vietnam, Pacific, Cambodia, Turkey and Tanzania. Prior, she has developed and led the Bank’s Regional and Country Gender Programs in the East Asia and Pacific region, major regional and country level technical assistance and analytical projects on social inclusion, policy support, and designed innovations for the Energy and Transport sectors. She has worked extensively on corporate and country strategies, and policy dialog. Ms. Buchhave joined the World Bank in 2004. Before, she was based in Lao PDR, as manager of the Poverty Unit of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Ms. Buchhave holds a Master in Human Geography from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark.