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Johan Mistiaen

Senior Economist, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, The World Bank

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Johan A. Mistiaen, a Belgian national, is a Senior Economist currently based in Nairobi, Kenya. He works with clients to design and implement statistical capacity building operations and solutions in countries across the region, and oversees a portfolio of analytical and advisory work focused on poverty monitoring, economic policy and TA.

Previously he led the socio-economic and demographic data team in Washington DC and he worked in the Bank’s Research Department for a number of years. Over the past 17 years, he has worked closely with clients, operational teams, and development partners in Sub-Saharan Africa to drive innovation and improvements in statistical capacity, welfare measurement, and household survey programs, and to conduct applied economic policy analysis.

Johan studied Biology, Economics and Statistics at the Universities of York (UK) and Maryland (USA). You can access some of his publications, including his work on poverty & inequality measurement and small area estimation techniques here.