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Philip E. Karp

Lead Knowledge Management Officer, Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience Global Practice

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Philip Karp is Lead Knowledge Management Officer in the World Bank’s Social, Urban, Rural, and Resilience Global Practice where he is responsible for developing and supporting implementation of various components of the Practice's knowledge, learning and innovation work, including South-South knowledge exchange, Communities of Practice, and knowledge networks and partnerships, along with associated training and capacity building for World Bank staff and clients. He has more than 20 years of experience in the fields of knowledge, learning, and advisory services, with particular emphasis on practitioner-to-practitioner and South South knowledge exchange. He was stationed for 4.5 years in the World Bank’s Office in Beijing where he led the World Bank’s engagement with China on South-South cooperation, most notably with African countries.  Mr. Karp holds graduate degrees in economics and public policy from the University of California, Berkeley.