Nikolas Myint is a Senior Social Development Specialist at the World Bank in Yangon. In this position, he is task team leader of the $550 million national community-driven development project (NCDDP) under which government provides grants to at present 9,000 villages across the country to support community-level infrastructure. In addition, he also leads the Bank’s peace and conflict program in Myanmar. In 2012, Nikolas was part of the initial World Bank team leading the re-engagement with Myanmar, and was the lead author of the World Bank Group’s Interim Strategy Note that outlined a path for the WBG’s re-engagement with the country. Subsequently, Nikolas was the lead author of the WBG’s Country Partnership Framework for Myanmar: approved in April 2015, the strategy outlined engagement priorities for IDA financing of $1.6 billion and IFC investments of up to $1 billion in what was the Bank Group’s first full country strategy for Myanmar in 31 years.
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 development, displacement and human rights with the UN Secretariat in New York and UN agencies in the field.
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.