Björn-Sören Gigler

Senior Governance Specialist, World Bank

Björn-Sören Gigler is a senior governance specialist at the World Bank. He is a political economist, and his main research field is the impact of information and communication technologies (ICTs) on enhancing the well-being of poor communities. He coordinates the Innovations in Governance program, which aims to leverage innovative ICTs to make development programs more open, inclusive, and effective. He also holds the position of visiting assistant professor for political economy at the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has taught and carried out research on multidimensional aspects of poverty, human development, and ICT for development at the London School of Economics, Georgetown University, the Universidad Catolica Boliviana, and the Universidad de los Andes, Colombia. He holds a PhD from the London School
of Economics and a MS in international economics from the Munich Graduate School of Economics. He can be reached on Twitter: @bgigler.