Steen Lau Jorgensen has worked on strategy and operational activities across a number of themes including economic and social development, human development, governance and community empowerment for thirty years in the World Bank. He has worked across the developing world and in transition countries. He is the co-author of the first World Bank social protection strategy as well as academic publications on social protection, community development and climate change.  

Mr. Jorgensen was appointed Director of the World Bank's Social Protection and Jobs Practice in August 2016.  Prior to this assignment, Mr. Jorgensen was Country Director for West Bank and Gaza and Sector Director for Human Development in the Middle East and North Africa.