Axel Baeumler is a Senior Infrastructure Economist working in the World Bank’s Middle East and North Africa region. He is working on urbanization, regional development and climate change challenges across the region. He has been at the World Bank since 2000 and has held different corporate and regional assignments, including in the East Asia Pacific Region. He is also co-editor and author of an edited book on “Sustainable Low Carbon City Development in China”. Prior to joining the World Bank, he worked at the Boston Consulting Group. Axel holds degrees in Economics from Oxford University, London School of Economics, and the European University institute.