Barbara is an economist, advisor, and consultant with over twenty-five years of experience in the area of economic development policy and finance. She served in a variety of managerial and senior advisor positions at the World Bank, working on strategy, business planning, operations, and organizational issues. She authored numerous corporate reports, in areas such as organizational effectiveness, business metrics, impact measures, and the most recent World Bank Group (WBG) Strategy. She has also authored analytic reports for country clients on issues such as privatization, public-private partnerships, investment climate and infrastructure regulation, and has advised and led policy discussions with senior government officials. On behalf of the WBG, Barbara led global initiatives—such as the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness--and contributed to the design and implementation of multi-stakeholder programs at the global and country levels. She also has experience in the public, private, research and academic arenas in Sweden, including as a university lecturer, as a Senior Advisor at the Swedish aid agency (Sida). Barbara has a PhD and MA in Economics from the University of Uppsala (Sweden).