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Last updated October 18, 2023
Hyunji Lee is an Urban Specialist at the World Bank based in Washington, DC. She works on various urban development projects across regions and leads global analytical works focusing on pressing urban policy issues, such as public space and asset management, healthy cities, result-based financing, among others. Before joining the World Bank, she worked at the United Nations in New York to research sustainable development topics and contributed to the New Urban Agenda and Sustainable Development Goal indicators. At the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris, she contributed to policy reports on national urban policies and urban green growth strategies, as well as to the OECD regional indicator development. She holds a master’s degree in public administration from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a master’s degree in civil engineering and urban planning from Seoul National University.