speaker

Luc Christiaensen

Executive Director, WFP

Luc Christiaensen is a Senior Economist in the Office of the Chief Economist for the Africa region of the World Bank. He has a keen interest in issues related to poverty and food security, the rural-urban transformation, and project impact evaluation. He has w orked in the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management and Sustainable Development Departments of the Africa and East Asia and Pacific Region. He was a core member of the 2008 World Development Report “Agriculture for Development” and a Senior Research Fellow at the United Nations University-WIDER in Helsinki during 2009-2010. He has a PhD in agricultural economics from Cornell University.