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Mercy Tembon

World Bank’s Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan

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Mercy Miyang Tembon is the World Bank’s Country Director for Bangladesh and Bhutan. 

A Cameroonian national, Tembon joined the World Bank in 2000 as an Education Specialist and has since held leadership positions in different countries. Prior to taking this assignment, Tembon served as the Country Director for the South Caucasus (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia) in the Europe and Central Asia region. She also served as World Bank Country Manager for Burundi as well as for Burkina Faso in the Africa region.

Tembon holds a PhD in Economics of Education from the University of London, England. Prior to joining the World Bank, she was a Research Officer at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom. She has authored several publications on education, gender and economic growth issues.