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Quentin Wodon


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Quentin Wodon is an advisor in the World Bank's education department. Working for the World Bank since 1998, He has held positions leading the Bank unit working on values, ethics, and development; acting as leading specialist on poverty in Africa; and working as an economist on Latin America. He worked first in Thailand for the Belgian Minister for Foreign Trade Prize and later in the marketing department of Procter & Gamble Benelux. In 1988 he decided to shift his focus to work on poverty reduction and, for four and a half years, worked with the International Movement ATD Fourth World, a grassroots NGO working with the extreme poor, and also taught at the University of Namur. He has published more than a dozen books and 200 papers. Wodon holds graduate degrees in business engineering, economics, and philosophy, and Ph.D. degrees in Economics and in Theology and Religious Studies.