Kirsten Schuettler has over 15 years of experience working in international development, in countries of different income levels across four continents. She is currently leading analytical work as well as preparing and supervising operations in West Africa at the World Bank’s Social Protection and Jobs Global Practice in Washington, DC. Previously she worked as a Senior Program Officer with the World Bank’s Migration & Remittances team and the Global Knowledge Partnership on Migration and Development (KNOMAD). Prior to joining the World Bank, she worked for the German Development Cooperation (GIZ) as a component manager in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Promotion Program in Tunisia and as an advisor on private sector development and migration at GIZ headquarters. She has published on migration, forced displacement, job interventions, and economic development. Fluent in four languages, she holds Masters Degrees in Political Science and in Economics. Kirsten participated in the Humanity in Action Berlin Fellowship in 2004.
Updated in June 2020