Kevin Carey

Kevin Carey

Climate Economics Program Manager, World Bank’s Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions Practice Group

Kevin Carey is Climate Economics Program Manager in the World Bank’s Equitable Growth, Finance, and Institutions Practice Group. Prior to this role, he was an adviser on global and regional macroeconomic issues, covering debt sustainability globally and macroeconomic challenges of various countries in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Previously, he was a Practice Manager for Macroeconomics in the MENA region. In these roles, he has managed strategic financing operations (e.g. Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan, Palestinian territories); diagnostic studies and reports across the region, technical assistance to GCC countries; monitoring of macroeconomics conditions, and coordination with WB Regional management and IMF. Previously (from 2015), he was Lead Economist covering East Africa and the Horn. Major responsibilities included support to operational, country strategy and analytical tasks for many macroeconomic teams in the sub-region, with special emphasis on Kenya, Uganda, Somalia, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, and Malawi. Besides regional responsibilities, Kevin also has a thematic specialization on conflict and resource-rich economies. He is a co-author of the 2018 edition of World Bank report The Changing Wealth of Nations. He has a Ph.D. (Economics) from Princeton University (1996) and a B.A. (Economics) from Trinity College Dublin (1988).

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