Christian Bodewig is the World Bank’s Program Leader for Inclusive Growth in European Union Member States, based in Brussels.
As Program Leader, he coordinates the Bank’s operational and advisory program in education, health, poverty and social protection and labor in European Union Member States. Prior to his current assignment he worked in the East Asia and Pacific department where he oversaw the Bank’s human development program in Vietnam and led analytical and operational activities in early childhood development and education, skills and social protection.
Mr Bodewig is the co-author of the 2018 World Bank study "Growing United: Upgrading Europe's Convergence Machine" as well as the 2014 Vietnam Development Report and has published on education, skills, social protection and labor market issues in Europe and Asia. Between 2003 and 2009 he worked in the World Bank’s regional human development department for Europe, based in Washington DC, Sarajevo and Sofia, where he focused on operational and analytical programs in education and social protection in South-Eastern Europe.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Bodewig was one of the founders of the German youth initiative “Schüler Helfen Leben” focused on promoting education opportunities of youth in South-Eastern Europe.
Mr. Bodewig holds degrees in economics and political economy from University College London and the London School of Economics. He speaks English, German, and French.