Women's Access to Justice in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Tuesday March 12, 2013
12:30 PM – 1:45 PM



Nadereh Chamlou

World Bank, Office of the Chief Economist, Middle East and North Africa Region


In a three decade career with the World Bank, Nadereh Chamlou has worked in technical, advisory, coordination, and managerial positions across the World Bank Group in such areas as economic management, private and financial sector development, infrastructure, corporate governance, and gender. In addition to the Middle East and North Africa, her country experience extends to Latin America, East Asia and Pacific, and Eastern Europe. She co-authored a World Bank flagship report on “Corporate Governance: A Framework for Implementation” (1999); was the principal author of “Gender and Development in the Middle East and North Africa Region – Women in the Public Sphere” (2003); and “The Environment for Women’s Entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa Region” (2008). She has contributed articles to various journals and is a frequent speaker in international conferences. She co-founded the World Bank/OECD sponsored Global Corporate Governance Forum when she headed its Secretariat from 1998-2000. Since 2002, Mrs. Chamlou has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tunis based Center for Arab Women’s Training and Research (CAWTAR). She is a founding member of the Gender Economic Research and Policy Analysis (GERPA) and is a member of the Advisory Committees; Chair of Friends of the Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund, and a member of the Advisory Council of the Global Fund for Women and Girls, and the Arab International Women’s Forum. She has been Adjunct Professor at New York University’s Wagner School of Public Policy; member of the International Advisory Committee of the Netherland Business University (Nyenrode), and a member of the scientific committee of the Dutch Gender Task Force. She has a BS in Foreign Service and a MA in Economics from Georgetown University.

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