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Sarah Coll-Black

Senior Social Protection Specialist, World Bank

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Sarah Coll-Black is a Senior Social Protection Specialist at the Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice in the World Bank. She has over ten years of experience working on social protection in Africa managing the design and delivery of safety nets, including links to disaster risk management and humanitarian response, risk financing, and youth employment. She co-authored the World Bank’s Social Protection Strategy for Africa (2012–22), led the World Bank’s support to the Productive Safety Net Program in Ethiopia and is currently focusing on West Africa. Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked in the Philippines with international organizations to extend basic services to the poorest people in Asia and the Pacific. She holds an MPhil from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, and an Economics Degree from Dalhousie University.