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Raja Bentaouet Kattan

Raja Bentaouet Kattan is currently the country manager for Yemen. She leads and implements the World Bank’s country engagement strategy in Yemen, manages the partnership with Yemeni authorities, civil society, the private sector, and international development partners for Yemen’s recovery and reconstruction; and provides strategic leadership to the country team.

Raja joined the Bank in 2002 in the Human Development Unit and has since worked in different regions, including Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, and East Asia.

Prior to taking up this post, she held various positions, including as Program Leader for Human Development coordinating the programs in education, health and nutrition, social protection and labor, and jobs in West Africa, and her most recent assignment as Lead Specialist in the Education Global Practice. Raja holds a PhD from Georgetown University.