Johannes Linn

Johannes Linn

Distinguished Resident Fellow, Emerging Markets Forum

Johannes Linn

Johannes F. Linn is a Resident Senior Scholar at the Emerging Markets Forum in Washington, D.C., a Senior Advisor at the Results for Development Institute, and a Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. In 2011 and 2014, respectively, he served as the chair for the 9th and 10th Replenishment Consultations of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD). From 2005-2010 he was Director of the Wolfensohn Center for Development at Brookings. Prior to joining Brookings in 2003, he worked for three decades at the World Bank in various capacities, including as the Bank’s Vice President for Financial Policy and Resource Mobilization (1991-1995) and Vice President for Europe and Central Asia (1996-2003). Johannes Linn has published extensively on development and global governance issues, including Central Asia and the Caucasus: At the Crossroads of Eurasia in the 21st Century (co-editor; Sage, 2011), Getting to Scale: How to Bring Development Solutions to Millions of Poor People (co-editor; Brookings Press 2013) and Financing Metropolitan Governments in Developing Countries (co-editor; Lincoln Institute of Land Policy). He was project director and co-editor for the book Kazakhstan 2050: Toward a Modern Society for All (Oxford University Press, 2014). His current research interests are in the areas of development effectiveness (with a special focus on scaling up successful development interventions), on global governance reform, on urbanization, and on regional cooperation (with a special focus on Central Asia). Mr. Linn holds a Bachelor degree from Oxford University (1968) and a doctorate in economics fro Cornell University (1973).

Areas of Expertise:

Development effectiveness (evaluation, scaling up)

Urban development and finance

Global governance reform

Regional cooperation

Central Asian economic and social development

Facilitation and moderation of professional events

Past Experience:

World Bank – Bank’s Vice President for Financial Policy and Resource Mobilization (1991-1995) and Vice President for Europe and Central Asia (1996-2003)

Director, Wolfensohn Center for Development, The Brookings Institution (2005-2010)

Key Advisory Engagements

AsDB

AfDB

GIZ

JICA

UNDP

World Bank

Save the Children US

Heifer International

Brookings Institution

Results for Development Institute