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Education Economics & Finance; Sub-Saharan Africa
Education, West/Central Africa, World Bank
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Last updated February 1, 2023
Kirsten Majgaard has worked as an Economist (STC) for the World Bank's Africa Region since 2004. Her current focus is on the education sector, but she also has experience in the environment and infrastructure sectors. Ms. Majgaard has co-authored a series of studies on education in Sub-Saharan Africa, including on the education systems of Angola, Burundi, Lesotho, Malawi, South Sudan, and Sudan. She was a key author of a 2012 report on education in Africa, that brought together the collective knowledge of over 30 country studies. She has strong quantitative skills and has worked on education financial simulation models, on costing education sector plans, and on the economic and financial analysis of projects under preparation. Her current research interests focus on learning outcomes and results and she is a frequent contributor to Implementation Completion Reports of education projects, including in Eritrea, Ghana, and Sierra Leone. She has worked in over 25 developing countries, mainly in Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, and Latin America.