Mary Boyer is a Disaster Risk Management Specialist who joined the World Bank in 2015. In this role, she has supported governments in better informing disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation investment decisions with risk information. She leads a Disaster Risk Financing Technical Assistance for Caribbean countries that focuses on building capacity within Ministries of Finance and relevant entities towards the goal of developing national strategies for disaster risk financing, as part of a comprehensive approach to disaster risk management.
Prior to the Bank, she supported the development of the inaugural risk pool of African Risk Capacity, a parametric drought risk insurance product developed by a Specialized Agency of the African Union. She has also managed community-driven disaster risk management projects through counterinsurgency and stabilization programming in Afghanistan with USAID.