Title: Social Development Specialist
Bio: Ms. Mariana Felicio is a Social Development Specialist for the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa Region and leads the Affiliated Network for Social Accountability (ANSA)-Arab World. She joined the World Bank in 2003, leading and supporting various initiatives on social accountability in Latin America and the Caribbean, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East and North Africa. In her work across regions, she has contributed to developing and mainstreaming the concept and application of social accountability in programs, projects, and training courses. She has also been responsible for designing, implementing and monitoring interventions that strengthen citizen-service provider interface and establishing networks of practitioners and communities of practice on social accountability. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mariana worked to establish a trade network between Latin America and Asia Pacific at the Inter-American Development Bank, and for the Ford Foundation on Civil Society Networks in Latin America Project. She holds a Master’s Degree in Development Management and Public Policy from Georgetown University, a Post-Graduate in Regional Integration Processes, MERCOSUR from the University of Buenos Aires, and Bachelors in International Relations from Wellesley College.