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Peter D. Ellis

Peter Ellis is the Global Lead for Sustainable City Infrastructure and Services for the World Bank, based in Washington, D.C. He is also the Lead Economist for the Africa Urban and Disaster Risk Management Unit. Previously, he focused on the South Asia Region, where he led a regional analytic and lending activities, most notably in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He was based in Jakarta, Indonesia as coordinator for the urban and local government program, and has worked extensively on Russia, Central America and the Caribbean. His areas of expertise cover metropolitan area development, cities and Climate change, local governance, decentralization, municipal finance, and housing markets. Before joining the World Bank he was Senior Economist at Standard & Poor’s. He holds degrees in Environmental & Geographical Sciences, Economics, and Urban Studies from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA