Douglas Pearce

Practice Manager
World Bank Group

Douglas Pearce is currently Manager in the Financial Inclusion Practice at the World Bank. Previously he was previously Senior Private Sector Development Specialist in the Middle East & North Africa region, where he led the preparation of lending, technical assistance and analytical projects, including a regional MSME Finance loan, an Enterprise Survey, and an FSAP Development module. Previously with DFID he led the financial sector team, was Deputy Head of the Growth and Investment Group, and chaired the Steering Committee of the Financial Reform and Strengthening Initiative (FIRST). While at CGAP he designed and helped establish a microfinance facility (MISFA) in Afghanistan and led CGAP's work in the ECA region. Before joining CGAP he initiated a successful microfinance institution in Bosnia, and managed a country office (DFID West Bank/Gaza).