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Christopher Calvin

Consultant to the Development Finance Vice Presidency at World Bank Group

About Me

Christopher is a consultant on private finance for development for DFI. Prior to this role, Chris led the cross-Bank Group effort to define and measure private financial flows “catalyzed” by World Bank Group operations, including direct and indirect private finance. Chris also worked closely with Bank information technology to develop an enhanced reporting tool for tracking private finance on Bank projects. Prior to this role, Chris led a multi-donor harmonization effort for measures of private sector participation in development work, and developed a new taxonomy of inclusive business for an international donor group, both efforts under the guidance of IFC.

Prior to consulting to the Bank, Chris ran a consulting practice serving the private and social sectors, working with a mix of clients including General Electric, ODI, the UNDP, Hondutel, Hershey Foods, Samsung, Adobe Software, ADP and Ferguson Enterprises. His expertise included innovative financing mechanisms, and Chris worked for example with Petrobras in Brazil to launch one of the first supplier/SME financing funds to support offshore platform construction through a mix of government, MDB and private sector financing, establishing a model for Brazil. Prior to launching his own firm, Chris worked with the Advisory Board Company in Washington, developing new solutions to support product advancement in the medical technology industry. Prior to that Chris was a Manager in the New York/Stamford office of McKinsey and Company. Chris has an MA from Yale.

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