Keith Hansen

Vice-President for Global Practices
World Bank


Keith Hansen is one of two Global Practices Vice Presidents at the World Bank Group. Keith's key responsibilities include the set-up and oversight of the new Global Practices which will bring all technical staff together so we can deploy the best skills and expertise to our clients everywhere, to help tackle the most difficult development challenges around the world. Prior to this appointment, he served as Acting Vice President for Human Development at the World Bank, responsible for the Bank's work in education, health, nutrition, and population and social protection. He has also served as the Human Development Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, responsible for the Bank's activities in education. health, nutrition, and population and social safety nets in the region. Previously, in his role as head of the AIDS Campaign Team for Africa, Keith spearheaded the Bank's renewed approach to the epidemic. He holds a master of public affairs degree from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, a law degree from Stanford University, and a bachelor's degree in political science from Yale University.


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