This week, more than 1,500 development professionals from around the world are gathering at the World Bank’s annual Land and Poverty Conference, discussing the latest research and innovations in policies and good practice on land governance.
Global Lead, Land Policy and Geospatial
Dr. Wael Zakout is the former World Bank Sr. Technical Advisor and the Global Lead for Land and Geospatial. He served in this position from 2015 till he retired in October 2022. Dr. Zakout joined the World Bank in 1994 and held several positions in East Asia, Europe and Central Asia, and MNA regions of the World Bank and worked extensively on land policy and governance programs in more than 30 countries, including Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, Lao PDR, the Philippines, Vietnam, Russia, Turkey, Greece, Albania, North Macedonia, Egypt, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, just to name a few. Mr. Zakout has a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in civil and environmental engineering focusing on geomatics and land policy.