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Elma Zahir


Elma Zahir brings with her more than ten years of extensive background in managing high-impact operational initiatives. She has been working with the Geo-Enabling initiative for Monitoring and Supervision (GEMS) team at the Fragility, Conflict, and Violence Group of the World Bank. She leads the GEMS engagement in South Asia as well as its Communications and Knowledge Management agenda. As the regional lead, she works closely with project task teams and helps to build clients’ capacity in leveraging simple ICT tools to enhance project transparency and accountability. Before joining the GEMS team, she worked for Operations Policy and Country Services Unit on the Corporate Scorecard to monitor development outcomes, performance, and results of World Bank operations. She also supported the management of and led the communication efforts for the World Bank Group Results Measurement and Evidence Stream initiative. After completing her MSc from the University of Warwick, UK, Elma worked as a lecturer at the Independent University of Bangladesh before shifting into consulting, where she managed various MDB- and UN agency-funded projects in Asia for Maxwell Stamp.

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