Utz Pape

Utz Pape

Lead Economist, Poverty and Equity Global Practice

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Utz Pape is a Lead Economist in the Poverty and Equity Global Practice. He works with Governments in developing countries to inform policies towards poverty reduction and shared prosperity, while improving national statistical systems to build a better evidence base. Previously, he was a Global Lead for Data for Policy (D4P) and Data for Operational Impact (D4OI). His work experience in post-conflict countries contributes to his research agenda, complementing his research interests around policy, development and public health.

His research has received awards and is published in top-ranking peer-reviewed journals, including British Medical Journal, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Journal of Development Economics, The Lancet, Nature and Science Advances. In January 2020, he published a book, with Johannes Hoogeveen, on Data Collection in Fragile States: Innovations from Africa.

He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Goettingen and a Ph.D. in Sciences from the International Max Planck Research School and the Free University of Berlin. He was a postdoctoral associate at Harvard University. He also holds an MPA in International Development from the London School of Economics and the School for International and Public Affairs (SIPA) at Columbia University.