Stefan G. Koeberle, a German national, is the World Bank's Country Director for Indonesia, in the East Asia and Pacific region, and has occupied that position since August 30, 2010.
Koeberle joined the World Bank as a Young Professional in 1993 as an economist to support Mexico and Russia. Between 1994 and1999 Koeberle worked as economist in a variety of countries and regions, including assignments in Thailand, Vietnam and Lao PDR.
In 1999 he moved to the Operations Policy and Country Services (OPCS) Vice Presidency of the World Bank. During his term at OPCS he was responsible for the World Bank’s policy and review unit overseeing policy-based lending and country assistance strategies. As part of this work, he led the World Bank’s approach to conditionality and the replacement of adjustment lending with its modernized approach of development policy support.
In 2009 Koeberle was appointed as Director, Operations Services in Latin America and the Caribbean, where he headed a department responsible for financial management, procurement, quality enhancement and overall development effectiveness. In this function, he was the deputy of the Regional Vice President Pamela Cox, and represented her in the management of the region’s staff and program.
He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from Cambridge University and worked as a post-graduate Fellow at the German Development Institute in Berlin prior to joining the World Bank.
He has published a number of articles and several books on competitiveness, conditionality and budget support.