Giovanna Maria Dora Dore is a Political Economist with nearly 20 years of experience in international developmentand comparative politics, with a focus on public policy and institutions in East Asian emerging markets. Between 1998 and 2008, Dr. Dore worked at the World Bank in various capacities, including Special Assistant to the President. Her work focused on the East Asia and Pacific Region and a broad range of topics related to growth and sustainable development, public expenditure and revenue management, and decentralization. Dr. Dore designed and managed analytical research programs, technical assistance initiatives, development policy lending, and traditional investment lending for China, Cambodia, Indonesia, Mongolia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam. Earlier on, between 1990 and 1995, she worked on migration and refugees’ issues with a focus on Pakistan, Middle Eastern, and European countries thanks to her association with the United Nations.
Dr. Dore received her PhD from the Johns Hopkins University – SAIS in 2012, her MA in in International Relations and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University – SAIS in 1998, and her BA-MSc in Contemporary Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (double first class honors) from the Catholic University of Milan in 1995.