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Jennifer J. Sara

Global Director, World Bank Water Global Practice

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Jennifer Sara, a US National, is the Global Director for the World Bank Group’s Water Global Practice. She takes on this role following her positions as Director of the Water Global Practice, and as Sector Manager for Sustainable Development for Vietnam. She joined the Bank as a Research Analyst for the Water and Sanitation Program in 1989, and has spent 13 years in the field, including assignments in Brazil, Bolivia, and Vietnam. Other positions she has held include Lead Infrastructure Specialist in Latin America & the Caribbean, Senior Water and Sanitation Specialist in Africa, and Water and Sanitation Specialist for WSP.

Jennifer has worked to ensure an integrated approach across all water-related projects, customizing the Bank’s global water strategy to the country dialogue, and providing policy advice and operational support in response to specific client needs. She holds an MSc in Environmental Management from the University of London, Wye College, and a BSc in Environmental Engineering from Brown University.