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Peter Dewees

Forests Advisor

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Peter Dewees is Forests Adviser to the World Bank, where he works in the Agriculture and Environmental Services Department. The team he leads has responsibility for providing Bank-wide advisory support and policy guidance on implementation of Bank-financed forests activities, including developing technical guidance on forest-based investments, and supporting the Bank’s operational regions in their design and implementation, guidance with respect to environmental safeguards, and monitoring performance of the Bank’s forests portfolio. He also manages the Program on Forests (PROFOR), a multidonor partnership hosted by the World Bank which finances and carries out technical and policy analyses and studies in the areas of sustainable forest livelihoods, forest financing, forest law enforcement and governance, and cross sectoral impacts on forests. He has extensive operational experience working for the Bank in Eastern and Southern Africa, and in transition economies in Eastern Europe.