Practice Manager, Digital Development Global Practice at The World Bank
Ms. Nicole Klingen is the World Bank’s Digital Development Practice Manager for Europe & Central Asia Regions and Middle East & North Africa. In this role, she oversees a portfolio of work aimed at providing knowledge and financing to help close the digital divide and make sure countries can take full advantage of the opportunities of the Digital Transformation. Ms. Klingen is an economist with more than 26 years of technical, managerial and partnership experience in international development at the World Bank in various roles with different responsibilities. Nicole was responsible for the country portfolios for Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan and authored the Country Partnership Framework for Ethiopia. She also served as Practice Manager in the Health Sector where she was responsible for managing a team of health specialists and economists in the Bank’s global health, nutrition, and population unit, where she oversaw the unit’s operations and portfolio with a focus on delivering results for countries. Ms. Klingen also co-led the development of the WBG’s 2007 Strategy for Health, Nutrition and Population Results. Nicole holds a master’s degree in Economics and Business. She speaks English, French, German, some Spanish and some Italian.
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