EXPERTISE: governance, development; environmental management/climate change

Ina-Marlene Ruthenberg is a Development Economist with broad experience in policy as well as operational work in several multilateral organizations (World Bank Group, Inter-American Development Bank and European Union) and bilaterally with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). 

She has held various technical and managerial leadership positions. These include: Country Manager for Zambia for World Bank Group, Alternate Executive Director of Interamerican Development Bank (IDB), Country Program Coordinator for Turkey (WB), Senior Economist/Task Team Leader in the Environment Department (WB), Deputy Head of the Extractive Industries Review (IFC) and Adviser to the German Executive Director (WB). 

She has been recognized for working effectively at high level decision-making fora, such as Board of Executive Directors at two Multilateral Development Banks and EU-councils. She has also been recognized for her work in operationalizing policies, designing and implementing Country Partnership Strategies as both a policy and operational tool. 

Her technical emphasis has therefore been in the field of governance of institutions, development effectiveness & portfolio performance, and environmental management/climate change.  

Country experience

Eastern and Southern Region of Africa with emphasis on Zambia and Lesotho 

Latin America Region with emphasis on Mexico, Ecuador, Chile, and Colombia