Amer Durrani, PhD spent 17 years with the World Bank Group (WBG) in 20 countries including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Philippines, Georgia, Iran, Tunisia. Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyz Republic. Amer has previously worked with the World Bank Group (WBG) for 17 years, in 20 countries; before resigning he was covering Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Kyrgyz Republic.
In the WBG he has worked on: partnerships; energy; trade logistics; standards, metrology, testing, and quality; railways; ports; highways; aviation; urban transport; community driven development; community infrastructure; social protection—including disarmament, demobilization, reintegration and public works programs; sub-national finance; e-government; technology integration; privatization and enterprise reform; public institutions; public expenditure reviews; and, disaster risk management. Amer also has 8 years of fragile-conflict states experience.
His WBG assignments have also covered Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Philippines, Georgia, Iran, and Tunisia. Before the WBG he worked for 12 years in the transport sector with Construction Companies, Consultants, Academia, and Government, in USA, Italy, Azerbaijan, and Pakistan. Amer also serves as an advisor to the President of the National Academy of Performing Arts in Pakistan. Mr. Durrani currently focuses on: (a) collaborations in social entrepreneurship; (b) solutions for low cost renewable energy; and (c) improving infrastructure governance.