Sarraf, Maria

Disaster Risk and Climate Change Unit, South Asia, World Bank


Maria Sarraf is Senior Environmental Economist in South Asia Region. Born in Lebanon she went on to study environmental economics at University College London, where she met many of her Bank colleagues. Joining the Bank in 1997, one of her first line of work in the MNA region was to estimate the cost of environmental degradation. Putting a monetary value to environmental degradation has helped push the environmental agenda in many countries, she says. In the South Asia region, she has worked extensively on climate change issues, ...