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Ceren Ozer


Ceren Ozer is a World Bank economist specialized in operationalizing political economy through multi-stakeholder engagement and coalition building approaches; and, assisting client counterparts on the “how” of advancing complex projects and reforms collectively. She has been working as a development economist in the past 14 years with responsibilities in policy, technical and front-line operations. She worked in the World Bank’s East and South Asia Regions as an economist; and was previously a researcher in premier development policy think-tank, the Center for Global Development. Ceren was based in Dhaka, Bangladesh working for the World Bank on economic policy and governance reform during 2007 - 2009.  She has done further work towards a Ph.D. in political economy from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)—all but dissertation; an M.A. in international relations, conflict management and international economics from SAIS, and a B.A. in economics from the Bogazici University. Ceren co-authored A Better Globalization: Legitimacy, Governance, and Reform with Kemal Dervis focusing on reform of the United Nations system.