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Seynabou Sakho
Seynabou_Sakho220_220Seynabou Sakho is the World Bank director for Central America and is a highly respected economist with experience in several countries of Latin America and Africa.

Sakho, who is from Senegal, joined the World Bank in 2004. She has held several positions with the Bank, including as economist for Brazil, Jamaica and Bolivia, economic advisor to the Operations Policy and Country Services Unit, and advisor to the Executive Director’s Office. Most recently, she served as manager of Macroeconomics and Fiscal Management for East and Central Africa. 

Seynabou Sakho earned a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in finance and economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She has also authored and co-authored several publications on economic growth, private-sector development, and the effect of financial restrictions on small and medium-sized enterprises.

As the World Bank director for Central America, Sakho is responsible for the management unit, which covers six Central American countries. 

In Central America, the World Bank currently has 33 projects committed and in implementation, with a budget totaling more than US$2.3 billion. Project areas include education, health, disaster risk management, violence prevention, social protection, rural competitiveness, land management, and public-sector efficiency.