Title: Senior Economist
Bio: Dorte Verner, is the Climate Coordinator and Senior Economist in the World Bank's Middle East and North Africa Region. She leads the World Bank’s Flagship: Adaptation to a Changing Climate in the Arab Countries and other climate change tasks in the region. Before taking on this position, she led the Social Implications of Climate Change program in the Latin America and the Caribbean Region. She has led many World Bank projects and published extensively in the areas of poverty, rural and climate change issues. Most recently she has written books and papers on poverty, labor markets, indigenous peoples, youth at risk issues, and climate change. Before she joined the World Bank, she worked in the OECD Development Center, and as a researcher at the European University Institute in Florence, Sorbonne in Paris, and University of Aarhus. She holds a PhD in Macroeconomics and Econometrics from the European University Institute, Italy and a postgraduate degree in Economics from the University of Aarhus, Denmark.