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Tazeen Hasan

Tazeen Hasan is the Program Manager for the Umbrella Facility for Gender Equality (UFGE), dedicated to advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment globally through innovation and knowledge creation. The fund has financed work in over 100 countries, influencing government policies and changing how companies operate to close gaps between men and women.  Earlier, she was with the World Bank’s Gender Group Operations team and was the focal point for Development Policy Lending.   Before moving to the Gender Group, Tazeen was with the World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law program leading the operationalization of its data and research  in areas such as childcare and women’s financial inclusion. She has worked on World Bank operations in the Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East and North Africa, and South Asia regions supporting governments to reform discriminatory laws.  Tazeen was part of the team on  various World Bank Group’s reports including the “World Development Report 2012: Gender Equality and Development” and “Opening Doors: Gender Equality in the Middle East and North Africa” and the IFC’s report on “Tackling Childcare: The Business Case for Employer-Supported Childcare.”  She is the coauthor of several World Bank group publications, including "Empowering Women: Legal Rights and Economic Opportunities in Africa" and "Voice and Agency: Empowering Women and Girls for Shared Prosperity."  Tazeen graduated from the University of Oxford and holds a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science.