Practice Manager in the Agriculture Global Practice of the World Bank
Dina Umali-Deininger is the Practice Manager in the Agriculture Global Practice of the World Bank, managing advisory and lending activities covering Central Africa and Eastern Africa. She manages analytical and advisory activities and a lending portfolio, focused on increasing agricultural productivity, linking farmers to markets and value chain development, and improving climate resilience through climate smart agriculture. Prior to joining the Africa Region, she was the Practice Manager for the Agriculture and Water Global Practice in the Europe and Central Asia Region. She served as Lead Agriculture Economist and Country Sector Coordinator in the World Bank New Delhi office overseeing the World Bank's agriculture and rural development program in India. In 2007/2008, she was a core team member for the World Development Report (WDR) on Agriculture for Development. Prior to joining the World Bank, she held a teaching position in the University of the Philippines and was a Research Associate in the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines. She has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Applied Economics from Stanford University, and a B.A. in Agribusiness Management from the University of the Philippines.