Anne Kuriakose is Senior Social Development Specialist at the CIF, where she is responsible for mainstreaming gender across the CIF and its programs, through policy and technical assistance, analytical work, and capacity-building. Anne has over 20 years of experience in gender and social development with particular expertise in climate adaptation, rural development, and water resources.
Since joining the World Bank in 2005, Anne has worked in regional and anchor units on operations in CDD, irrigation, and governance. She has led analytical work on gender and labor, water management, adaptation and social protection.
Prior to joining the World Bank, Anne worked as an advisor to international research institutes and NGOs, including Oxfam GB, the International Water Management Institute (IWMI), Land Tenure Center, and the Aga Khan Rural Support Program. Anne was also a Fulbright Scholar at the National Council of Applied Economic Research in New Delhi. She holds a Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Madison, a M.A. from IDS/ University of Sussex, and a B.A. from McGill University. Her country experience includes work in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Chad, Ghana, Kenya, Romania and Tajikistan.