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Georgia Wallen

Georgia Wallen is the Country Manager for Liberia since August 1, 2023.

In this position, Ms. Wallen’s three priorities are (i) to lead the development and implementation of the Bank’s engagement in Liberia; (ii) to lead dialogue with the Government on Liberia’s development agenda and reforms in priority areas, supported by strong analytical work; and (iii) to manage the Monrovia office team and provide leadership to the Liberia country team.

A Jamaican-American national, with over 20 years of experience in international development, Ms. Wallen previously was Senior Country Officer in the Office of the Senior Managing Director for Development Policy and Partnerships, in Washington DC.  She joined the World Bank in 2011 as Senior Operations Officer in the Development Finance Department. She also worked with the Bank’s Independent Evaluation Group (IEG) earlier in her career.

Before joining the Bank, Ms. Wallen served for six years with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) in the Caribbean Country Unit, in Washington DC. She also worked as an evaluation professional with the UNESCO, in Paris, France.

Ms. Wallen holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in English with focus on Second School Curriculum Development from Columbia University.

Documents delivered by Georgia Wallen as TTL:

WBG Crisis Response Operational Update: Delivering on the Twin Goals in an Era of Compounding Crises

World Bank Group Response to Global Impacts of the War in Ukraine, A Proposed Roadmap

World Bank Group Financing for Green, Inclusive and Resilient Development – Towards a Post Pandemic Approach

Leaning forward to Save Lives, Scale Impact and Get Bank on Track: WBG COVID-19 Crisis Response Update

Saving Lives, Scaling up Impact, and Getting Bank on Track:  World Bank Group COVID-19 Crisis Response Approach Paper

Philippines Country Partnership Framework (2019 – 2023)

Philippines Performance and Learning Review

Managing Crisis, Building Resilience: A Retrospective Review of IDA’s Fifteenth Replenishment