EXPERTISE: program development; policy formulation; resource mobilization; cofinancing

Mr. Fawzi Rihane first worked at the World Bank as policy and public affairs advisor in the office of the Vice President in Washington, DC (USA) before later joining the United Nations’ International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome, Italy, as Program Manager and Coordinator in the Economic Policy and Resource Mobilization department.

Throughout his career, he worked extensively on program development, policy formulation, resource development, cofinancing, and public affairs. He also served as institutional focal point (sherpa) and delegate to several intergovernmental policy negotiations forums and summits. He played a lead role in policy formulation while coordinating institutional policy input and deliverables at various international fora including global summits (MDGs, SDGs), multilateral negotiations on aid harmonization and effectiveness, et al. More recently, Mr Rihane worked on governance and transparency issues as Senior Adviser at the Berlin-based Humboldt Viadrina Governance Platform and has been member of the Partnership for Transparency since 2017.

Mr Rihane has also served as Advisor to various governments working on public sector reform, governance and privatization including in the former East & Central European countries, the Middle East and North Africa.

Mr. Rihane began his university studies at the Faculty of Law in Tunis, then studied communications and political science at the Tunis Institute of Communication Sciences. He later pursued graduate studies in the United States, first at Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota (political sciences and government studies), then public policy and international relations at the Johns Hopkins University’s School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS) in Washington DC. He is fluent in Arabic, English, French, Italian and German.