Carolyn Turk

Carolyn Turk

Country Director for Viet Nam, East Asia and Pacific

Carolyn (Carrie) Turk is the Country Director for Viet Nam, based in Hanoi.

A United Kingdom national, Turk joined the World Bank in 1998. She has since held various positions including Senior Poverty Specialist based in Vietnam, Senior Social Development Specialist and Lead Social Development Specialist in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia Region, and Country Manager for Rwanda. Her most recent assignment was the Country Director for Ethiopia, South Sudan, Sudan and Eritrea.

Prior to joining the World Bank, Turk worked with the UK Department for International Development. She holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Economics from the University of Cambridge UK, and has authored numerous publications on poverty and inequality, including a book based on research into gender inequality in 20 countries.

  • Inclusive Growth
  • Green Growth
  • Inequality and Shared Prosperity
  • Poverty