Senior Operations Officer
Anuja Utz is Senior Operations Officer at the Center for Mediterranean Integration (CMI) based in Marseille, France. As Program Leader for the Knowledge Economy, Anuja has most recently led a multi-partner team from the CMI, the MENA region of the World Bank, World Bank Institute (WBI), the European Investment Bank (EIB), and the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO) to develop a regional report for the Arab world entitled: Transforming Arab Economies: Traveling the Knowledge and Innovation Road (World Bank 2013). Before this assignment, Anuja was the Program Leader of the Knowledge for Development (K4D) Program at WBI. She is the author of the World Bank report on India and the Knowledge Economy (World Bank, 2005), and a contributor to Building Knowledge Economies: Advanced Strategies for Development (World Bank, 2007) and Innovation Policy: A Guide for Developing Countries (World Bank, 2009). She has also done work on innovation and competitiveness, and on country strategy reports on the knowledge economy for Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Korea, and Tanzania. She received both her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Economics from Emory University.