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Alexandre Marc

Alexandre Marc is a member of the Institute for Integrated Transition’s Inclusive Narratives Practice Group and a Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. From 2019 to 2021 he was a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution in the Foreign Policy Department. He was until 2019 the Chief Specialist for Fragility, Conflict and Violence at the World Bank. He is the lead author of the UN-World Bank Flagship Report: “Pathways for Peace, Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict”. He has co-led the preparation of the World Bank first strategy for addressing fragility, conflict, and violence. He led the development of the Risk and Resilience Assessment, the World Bank tool for analysing issues of conflict and violence, now widely used by the World Bank and other donors. He has extensive experience in the areas of conflict and fragility, having worked on related themes across four continents in more than 80 countries over the last 32 years.

He also worked on public policy supporting minority inclusion and socio-cultural diversity. He was seconded by the World Bank to be the director of the Roma Education Fund from 2006 to 2008, a large Foundation co-created by the Soros Foundation and the World Bank to promote the inclusion of the Roma population in education systems in 11 European countries. He also contributed a number of books and articles on the topic and advised the Decade of Roma Inclusion. In 2005 he was a visiting fellow at the Centre d’études et de recherches internationales (CERI) in Paris.

Alexandre Marc holds a Doctorate in Political Economy from the Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po). Before joining the World Bank in 1988, Alexandre Marc undertook research and consulting on Africa in Oxford University (St Antony’s College) and for the Société d’études économiques et sociales (Paris).

Areas of expertise: fragility, conflict and violence, social change, identity, democracy and governance.