Jordan Schwartz has worked in economic development since 1991, focusing on infrastructure economics, finance, regulation, connectivity, logistics, and sustainability. He has been at the World Bank since 1998 and is the Director for Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, based in Buenos Aires.
From 2017 to 2019, he served as Director of the Infrastructure Finance, PPPs & Guarantees (IPG) Group.
From 2014 to 2017, Jordan was based in Singapore where he was the Director of the World Bank’s Infrastructure & Urban Development Hub, a center of operational and analytical activity covering the sectors of water, transport, ICT, energy and extractives, urban, trade, and infrastructure finance. In his prior capacity, Jordan served as the Head of the Global Infrastructure Facility, as the World Bank’s Manager for Infrastructure Policy, and, before that, as Lead Economist in the Sustainable Development Department of the World Bank’s Latin America and the Caribbean Region.
Jordan worked in management consulting from 1991 to 1998, before joining the World Bank, first at Booz Allen’s Transport Strategy Consulting Group, and later as the Senior Manager for Utility & Infrastructure Consulting at Deloitte Emerging Markets. Jordan is an author and frequent speaker on a wide range of topics in development economics and finance. He is a co-author of the book “Uncovering the Drivers of Utility Performance: The Role of the Private Sector, Regulation and Governance,” as well as a series of papers, articles, and blogs on the relationship of risk to infrastructure investment. He has led investment and technical advisory work across Latin America and the Caribbean, East Asia, the Pacific Islands, Central Europe, and Sub-Saharan Africa and has served as a delegate of the World Bank to the G20 Infrastructure & Investment Working Group, the B20, and APEC.