Steen Lau Jorgensen was appointed Country Director for West Bank and Gaza in October 2013. Prior to this assignment, Mr. Jorgensen was Sector Director for Human Development in the Middle East and North Africa Region of the World Bank covering health, education, labor and social protection – a job he has held since 2008. Mr. Jorgensen has worked on strategy and operational activities across a number of themes including economic and social development, governance and community empowerment for more than twenty-five years in the World Bank. He has worked across the developing world and in transition countries. He has also held corporate jobs in the World Bank advising Regional and Senior Management. He is the co-author of two strategy papers as well as academic publications on community development, climate change and poverty analysis.