Nikolas Myint is a Senior Social Development Specialist at the World Bank in Yangon. Nikolas was part of the first World Bank team leading the re-engagement with Myanmar in 2012, and the lead author of the World Bank Group’s Interim Strategy Note for Myanmar. Nikolas joined the World Bank in 2009 as part of the core team of the 2011 World Development Report on Conflict, Security and Development. Before joining the Bank, Nikolas spent seven years working for the United Nations, where he worked on issues of governance with the UN Secretariat in New York and UN agencies in the field.
From 2007 to 2009, he worked for the Department of Political Affairs, supporting the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar, focusing in particular on efforts to improve socio-economic governance. From 2005 to 2007, Nikolas was based in Myanmar as Country Program Manager of the UN Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking, piloting anti-trafficking initiatives in collaboration with UN agencies, civil society and Myanmar authorities. He has also worked for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime in Myanmar, where his responsibilities included assisting the launch of a poverty alleviation partnership with local and international NGOs, the central Government and ethnic minority authorities in the country’s northeastern border regions.
Nikolas holds a BA in Political Science from Middlebury College, an MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago, and is a PhD fellow in Governance and Policy Analysis at Maastricht University in the Netherlands.